MQ Research Acceleration Scheme

MQ Research Acceleration Scheme


The 2023 Macquarie University Research Acceleration Scheme [MQRAS] is designed to seed outstanding projects that have a high potential to attract external funding.


Applicants can apply for funding up to $50,000 to cover research project costs for a maximum period of 12 months.  The intention of this scheme is to enable research productivity and to accelerate opportunities that will result in increases in HERDC-reportable research income (external research income) in the short term (12-24 months).  It is expected that awardees of MQRAS funding will apply for external research funding within 12 months of completing their MQRAS project.

There will be one round in 2023 with a maximum of 14 projects funded across campus.

Faculty Processes

Please ensure you discuss your application with your relevant Head of Department/School and Faculty Research Office.  Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 9663 (x9663), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Christine Boman

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Business School
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Key DatesScheme Open:  Monday 7 August 2023

Scheme Close: Wednesday 30 August 2023

Outcomes expected end of September 2023

MQRAS 2023 Guidelines
Application Form

ContactsDr Gillian Smith
Grant Development Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 6848
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