Staff resources

Staff resources

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Visiting Research Fellowships are targeted at researchers of very high standing relative to their career stage, and who also receive an invitation from a faculty academic staff member to Macquarie for a short period of time.

Support for visiting academics

The faculty will provide up to $10,000 to each visitor to help cover costs of the visit, depending upon length of stay and travel costs. Larger amounts may be requested in exceptional circumstances and/or in combination with other schemes. There are limits to the number of times people can apply. For more information please see:

FSE Support for Visiting Academics-Information Sheet 2017 round 2
FSE Visiting Researcher Fellowship – Application Form 

There are three application periods per year.

The next 2017 application period for May-August 2017, IS NOW OPEN.

Applications close: Monday 27 March 2017.

Faculty research safety net

The University runs a safety net scheme to assist researchers who have been ranked in the top 10% of unsuccessful applications in the ARC Discovery and Linkage Programs, and Category 6 NHMRC Project, Development and Partnership applications.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering also offers a safety net scheme for those applications that fall into the 10-25% band of unsuccessful applications. 

The faculty scheme provides up to $10,000 for anything that will make the proposal more competitive in subsequent rounds. Following the announcement of results for eligible funding schemes, the faculty will contact you to ask if you wish to apply for this safety net.

Funding resources

Research Matters

Research Matters is a fortnightly email newsletter from the Faculty Research Office aimed to keep researchers informed about what is happening in the faculty and across the University, approaching deadlines and upcoming schemes.

As a new academic staff member to the faculty, you should automatically be added to the mailing group. If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please email sci.research@mq.edu.au and ask to be added to the mailing list.

University Research Office

The University Research Office maintains a webpage of Fellowships and Grant opportunities with links and descriptions to a number of major funding bodies. Each funding opportunity listed will have the University and faculty closing dates as well as all documentation relevant to the opportunity.

They also maintain a helpful training and support webpage, which links to upcoming talks and seminars relating to funding opportunities and managing grants. This site also holds archives of presentation material and recordings of past workshops.

The University Research Office also holds a library of successful applications from previous rounds for a variety of funding schemes. We recommend that you have a look through these – please contact Ross.Hill@mq.edu.au to make an appointment.

Research Professional subscription

The University has an institutional subscription to Research Professional, an online database owned by Research Research Limited, a UK company, who also provides a research jobs network. You can search for opportunities in the funding database using a number of criteria including discipline, closing date, funding type and amount. Always follow up by checking the funder website as the information contained in Research Professional is not always up to date.

Awards and prizes     

Emily Brennan from the DVCR’s Office maintains a list of upcoming External Awards and Prizes. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on a month to see what is closing to nominations in that month. The faculty has processes in place for some of the major prizes, so if you are interested in applying for or positioning yourself toward winning a prize, please discuss your interest with your Head of Department.

Applying for a grant

Faculty processes

Please talk to the Faculty Research Office about all potential research funding opportunities that you are thinking of pursuing. That way we can make sure the resources you need are available to help you when you need them. We will also let you know what the process is for the particular scheme you are applying for. The faculty closing date for review of applications is usually one week earlier than the central Research Office deadline.

Filling out an APLI form

The APLI Form replaces the old “coversheets” for projects. The form is currently accessed via IRIS using your OneID and password.
For information about how to create a new project and used the form, please use the links on the Macquarie Research Project Form website.
If you are having difficulty with getting the form to work, please try a different browser in the first instance. If this does not fix the problem, email sci.research@mq.edu.au and we will help you work through it. APLI will be replaced by PURE through a series of rollouts in 2017.

Other resources

Media assistance

Publicise your success, and raise your profile!

The media and communications team can assist with all media related activities:

  • external communications (how to write media releases, how to set out pitches and how to handle media enquiries),
  • internal communications (through the University webpages and This Week at Macquarie University)
  • the use of Macquarie’s social communications platforms
  • how to use Altmetrics to follow your media profile.

You could also refer to theScience Media Savvy site for further guidance.

Contact the Macquarie media team

Social media team: mktg.socialmedia@mq.edu.au
External communications and media training: communications@mq.edu.au

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