May 2019

Funding updates:



Faculty Visiting Researcher Scheme 2019 Round 2

The next round of the Faculty Visiting Researcher Fellowship Scheme is now open, for the visits during the period from August to December 2019. Applications outside this period will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Applications will close on the 31st of May 2019.

The Visiting Researcher Fellowship Scheme is targeted at researchers of very high standing relative to their career stage, and who are invited to Macquarie University by a Faculty academic staff member for a short period of time. The Faculty will provide up to $5,000 for each visitor to help cover the costs of the visit, depending upon length of stay and travel costs. All visitors to Macquarie University, who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, must hold a valid visa.

Please note that the signatures are no longer required on the Application form. Submission of the application through Pure is equivalent to the Host signature. Please attach correspondence from the Visitor confirming that they are accepting the invitation to visit Macquarie University. All applications will be approved through Pure by Heads of Departments.

Faculty Visiting Researcher Fellowship Scheme Information Sheet
Faculty Visiting Researcher Fellowship Scheme Application Form


Macquarie University Research Centres

Notifications of Intent for Macquarie University Research Centres are due 29th May 2019. The Application Form will be open from the end of this month. Please email Anita at if you have any questions.


Outside Studies Program

The Outside Studies Program (OSP) scheme is now open with Funding Rules, Application Forms*, and an FAQ document now available from the dedicated webpage. Please note that there are two versions of the OSP application form. Applicants are asked to complete ONLY one on the basis of whether their OSP request involves:

1) Internal OSP – applicants planning to spend most of their time in metropolitan Sydney (including at Macquarie University)


2) External OSP – applicants planning to spend a total period of at least one month at one or multiple other institutions/organisations within Australia (beyond metropolitan Sydney) or overseas.


PURE updates:

New PURE training dates begin in March 2019. Please see the Library PURE Training page for session times.

Please make sure your ORCID is set and linked to your PURE profile:

The steps are:

1) Link PURE to ORCID
2) Set PURE to automatically harvest from Scopus
3) Link ORCID to Scopus
4) Set ORCID to have MQ as number one affiliation

For instructions on how to do this please visit Macquarie University's ORCID website or contact

Partnership Information:

Prof Grant Hose, Interim Associate Dean of Industry and Corporate Engagement, would like to invite you to make an appointment to talk to him early in the process if you are thinking of developing partnership and engagement opportunities. Please see the Resources page for more information.

Upcoming Seminars:

Developing ARC Linkage Project Applications

Developing a Competitive ARC Linkage Project Application
12:30-14:00, Wednesday 5th June 2019, E7A 801 (12WW)
Speaker: Dr Ross Hill (Research Services)

This seminar will provide strategic advice to Macquarie University researchers who are planning on submitting an ARC Linkage Project in the 2019 continuous round. The presentation will detail how to develop your project description, articulate Partner Organisation alignment and contributions, and report on the ROPE of personnel.


NEW ARC Discovery Project and DECRA Rejoinder Workshops

Now that the ARC Discovery and DECRA rejoinder period has been announced, there are two workshops to help you work on writing a rejoinder:

Crafting an Effective ARC Discovery Project Rejoinder

Date: Monday 17 June 2019
Time: 12:30-14:00
Location: E7A 801 (12 Wally’s Walk, level 8, room 801)
Speakers: Dr Ross Hill (Research Services) and Prof Kathryn Millard (Faculty of Arts)
No RSVP required

Crafting an Effective ARC DECRA Rejoinder

Date: Monday 24 June 2019
Time: 12:30-14:00
Location: E7A 801 (12 Wally’s Walk, level 8, room 801)
Speakers: Dr Ross Hill (Research Services) and Prof Marie Herberstein (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
No RSVP required.

Prof Kathryn Millard and Prof Marie Herberstein both have experience on the ARC College of Experts and will be available to answer questions from the audience and provide further insight to the assessment process.

Remember to visit the Research Office Training and Support page for a list of upcoming seminars.

Images used on these pages come from Chris Stacey (Visual Assets Specialist, MQ Marketing), and C.A.L.
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