- Research at Western
- - Researcher Development
- - Funding Opportunities
- - Research Grants Awarded
- - Preparing a Grant Application
- - Managing your Research Project
- - Data Management and Technology Planning
- REDI Business
- Research Ethics and Integrity
- Centralised Research Facilities
- Research Participation Opportunities
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
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- Grant Development Resources (opens in a new window)
- Casual Employment Calculator (PDF, 897.94 KB) (opens in a new window)
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