MQ Research Infrastructure Scheme (Large)
MQRIS (Large) provides more general research infrastructure support to Faculties. A supplementary aim of the Research Infrastructure Scheme is to provide infrastructure resources which will assist in making external research funding applications from the researchers within the Faculty more competitive. The MQRIS funds are allocated competitively and each Faculty is allocated a fixed number of MQRIS Large applications that they can recommend for funding. Applications must receive prior endorsement from the relevant Faculty prior to submitting in Pure. Any applications that have not been endorsed by the Faculty will not be considered by the panel – without exception.
Funding requests shall normally be for between $25,000 and $150,000. Applications for sums in excess of $150,000 will not be considered unless a very convincing case can be put to the Selection Panel, Chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). For any items costing more than $150,000, normally it would be expected that the Faculty would make a significant cash contribution; such a proposal should also include justification why external support (e.g. LIEF) for major infrastructure has not been sought. Funds must be spent within the calendar year in which they were allocated - absolutely no carry-over will be allowed under any circumstances.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Business School
Opening Date: Monday 28th August 2023
NOTE: Faculty closing dates are earlier, please check with your Faculty Research Office. All applicants considering applying for MQRIS (Large) funding must first liaise with the relevant Faculty Research Office.
Applications are submitted in Pure by the lead CI once they have been approved by the Faculty Research Office.