Notification of Outcome

When an external research proposal is successful the funding body may notify the Research Office or the lead Chief Investigator (CI). If the lead CI is notified directly by the funding body it is important that all correspondence relating to the proposal outcome is forwarded to Post-Award ( to begin the process of accepting the offer.

The outcome for internal grant schemes will be emailed to the lead CI by the Research Office.

Acceptance of Offer

To accept your offer, you must complete relevant post-award acceptance steps:

  • Grant funded research is accepted in the Awards module in Pure RMS

Project Account

For most internal grants, on completion of the award acceptance Post-Award will arrange for the Office of Financial Services (OFS) to establish a project account and OFS will provide account details to the lead CI. In some circumstances, the account details will be provided by the Faculty Finance Manager.

For externally-funded projects and internal schemes that involve external funding, project accounts cannot be established until Macquarie University has entered into an agreement with the external party or parties. Post-Award will refer the matter to the Contracts Team in the Research Office. Once the fully executed agreement is in place Post-Award will notify the Office of Financial Services. OFS will establish a project account and notify the lead CI of the details.


For schemes involving a fellowship, Post-Award will notify Human Resources to commence the fellow recruitment process.


For schemes involving a scholarship, the lead CI should notify the Higher Degree Research Office to commence the student recruitment process.

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