Internal Research Grants

Western Sydney University supports the development of research projects through its competitive grant schemes.

Research Partnership Program

Applications for Round 2 closed on 30 May.  A new round may open early in the new financial year.

The Research Partnership Program is an internal research support scheme intended to seed new relationships. It has been designed to be a flexible scheme to encourage researchers and research teams to submit applications for support of a research project jointly developed and funded with an external partner.

Partners suitable for collaboration may be small and medium sized organisations from industry or the public and community sectors. International collaborations and applications involving partners from Greater Western Sydney are particularly encouraged.

Awards of up to $25,000 are available, and partners must provide cash funding at a ratio of at least 2:1 on the direct cost investment by the University. In exceptional circumstances, the University may award up to $35,000.

Projects are expected to be fully costed and should align with one of the University's Research Themes (Education and Work, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, and Urban Living Futures and Society).

For preliminary advice, please contact Business Services.

Application Documentation

Researcher Development Awards

The University provides a suite of initiatives to support researchers individually, their research development, and research leadership more broadly. The strategy includes a series of development packages and training. This suite of grants and awards is focused on early career development, gender equity and career interruption. For further information, please see Researcher Development