Preparing a Grant Application

All external research funding applications are to be lodged through REDI. This ensures legal and administrative requirements are met, including evidence for research workload negotiations.

We also employ a Grant Development Support Process (opens in a new window) which begins each year in April.

You need to submit your draft application to REDI at least five business days prior to the external closing date. In some cases this will be much earlier if there are restrictions imposed by a funding agency.

You also need to complete and have your Dean or Institute Director sign an External Research Proposal Clearance form (DOCX, 51.47 KB) (opens in a new window)

Contact the Research Development Officer who specialises in your research area as early as possible so they can assist you with strategic advice, critical feedback, budget development and track record statements to maximise your chance of success. 

You can find additional resources such as past ARC and NHMRC successful grant applications (login required) and a list of FAQs in the Grant Development Resource Library

For further information, see also Life Cycle of a Research Grant (PDF, 626.23 KB) (opens in a new window)

Research Development Officer Portfolios
Research Development Officer Research Focus Area
Dr June Chen
  • The MARCS Institute
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Dr Ruth Fernandes
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Manijah Hakim
  • Translational Health Research Institute
  • School of Medicine
  • Scoool of Science and Health
Dr Jenny Horn
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • National Institute of Complementary Medicine
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery