Applying for funding - old

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

Further Information


Research Development Advisers provide a regular schedule of workshops and seminars to help researchers better understand the grant making process, target the most appropriate funding body, and write effective applications. We feature successful grant writers and grant review panel members.

Once you start writing, RDAs can help you with word crafting and presentation of your proposal. We also provide a range of online resources for researchers, including presentations from previous events.

The Research Grants team is involved in general proposal development and submission, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and appropriating awards, interpreting guidelines and promoting compliance with core funders and University policies.

As a starting point, we recommend that you have a look through this guide:


All applications for research funding, including those submitted online and preliminary proposals, should be submitted through the Research Grants Office, together with an Application Cover Sheet:


Research Grants has substantially revised the Application Cover Sheet and Acceptance of Offer forms. The two forms are now available as a single, two part PDF form. This new form eliminates the requirement to provide the same or similar information via two separate forms, and is shorter than the two previous forms. It also includes the Sponsored Research Deed Poll, thereby eliminating the need to download two separate forms when accepting a grant. We ask that you use the new form in place of any previous versions you may have saved on your desktop or elsewhere.


Please forward the number of copies as stated in the guidelines to your application, plus an additional copy attached to the Application Cover Sheet.

Applications should be submitted at least 10 working days before the funding agency's closing date.

Applications received after the internal due date maybe processed administratively, but late applicants may not benefit from the same level of feedback as applicants who submit their applications on time.