UWA Research Collaboration Awards

The UWA Research Collaboration Awards (RCA) have the dual purpose of promoting either international research collaboration or industry research partnerships.  The overall goal of the program is to facilitate collaborations that will lead to long term research alliances. The RCA scheme aims to provide enhanced research opportunities for UWA research staff and students in relation to publications, research grants, industry and international linkages and research training.  Grants of up to $30,000 are available.

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 4 June 2019

Applications Close: 5pm (AWST), 2 August 2019

Awards Announced: October 2019

Funds Distributed: January 2020

Key Information

The RCA provides an opportunity to raise matched funding for Worldwide Universities Network grants For more information on international collaborations, or the Worldwide Universities Network, please contact Jerline Chen (+61 8) 6488 7587.

Submission Process

To apply, please read the Guidelines below and download the Application Form.

Complete the Application Form electronically. Please note that a fully-signed Application Form replaces the usual need for an Application Cover Sheet.

Merge the fully signed Application Form and all appendices into a single PDF, and submit via email to submissions-research@uwa.edu.au.

Key Documents

RCA Guidelines [PDF, 163.2 KB]
Updated 4 Jun 2019


UWA Internal Grant Scheme Appeals Procedure

An applicant may appeal against a decision by the Research Committee, but only on the grounds that the Committee’s procedures for the assessment of the application have not been observed. Appeals based on any other grounds, including the quality of the proposal or the track record of the applicant, will not be considered.

  1. An applicant wishing to lodge an appeal must write to the Chair of the Research Committee within twenty-eight days of receiving notification of the decision, upon which the appeal is based, giving full details of why proper procedures are considered not to have been observed.
  2. Preliminary consideration of the appeal shall be given by the Chair, who may consult others, including the applicant, if deemed necessary.
  3. In the event of the matter not being resolved to the satisfaction of the appellant and the Chair within fourteen days of the notification of the outcome of the appeal (taking the End of Year shutdown into account), the Chair shall refer the appeal to the Registrar, together with a written statement outlining the Chair’s views on the matter.
  4. The Registrar shall then refer the applicant’s appeal to a Review Panel comprising of the following persons:
    • the Registrar, or nominee, as Convenor
    • The Chair of the Academic Board, or nominee;
    • a former member of the Research Committee.
  5. If the Review Panel finds evidence that due process had not been observed in reaching the original decision, it shall direct that the application be reappraised.
  6. The decision of the Review Panel shall be binding on all parties

Appeals should be submitted to ieuan.linck@uwa.edu.au

UWA Research Collaboration Awards point of contact

UWA Research Priorities Fund

The Research Priorities Fund (RPF) is intended to provide a source of cash support for applicants seeking external competitive research funding. Applicants will need to show evidence that a UWA cash co-investment is a specific requirement of the external funding scheme.

RPF allocations will only be made with the approval of the relevant Executive Dean(s) and Associate Dean(s) (Research) and by applying the following criteria:

  • Research excellence
  • Alignment with faculty and university research priorities
  • Leverage (usually at least 1:4 funding)
  • Impact and collaboration 

Key Dates

There is no formal submission deadlines associated with this scheme. Applications can be made at any time.

Key Information

Allocations from the RPF will be restricted to cases where there is evidence that University cash co-investment is a specific requirement of a competitive application for external funding.

In cases where cash co-investment is not a requirement of the funding scheme, applicants may include a HDR scholarship(s) as a UWA cash commitment by applying for the UWA HDR Scholarship Priorities Scheme.

On occasion, RPF can be used to support other research priorities at the discretion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

In cases where a proposal to obtain external funds is not subject to recognised peer review, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) may seek an external assessment of the quality and viability of the proposal.

Decisions on RPF applications will be made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Submission Process

Applicants for RPF must submit their case using the application form provided and must include a copy of the application for external funds. Alternatively, if the application is not available, the purpose of the request for funds should be set out in detail.

Key Documents

Research Priorities point of contact

UWA Research Impact Grants

Knowledge transfer and research impact are priorities for The University of Western Australia as our goal is to serve our stakeholders and communities.

The UWA Research Impact Grants scheme will provide funds to promote academic impact on a discipline through high quality publications and presentations at international conference. More importantly, it will also focus on supporting interactions with non-academic users and beneficiaries of research through events such as industry showcases, public awareness campaigns, and stakeholder and community engagement activities.

Key Dates

  • Applications Open -  Anticipated September 2019
  • Applications Close - TBC
  • Awards Announced - TBC
  • Funds Distributed - January 2020

Key Information

There will be one application round per annum and a maximum of 10 projects will be funded in each round. Applicants may apply for up to $20k.

Please read the Guidelines carefully and use the Application Form provided.

Applications must be received prior to the submission deadline; late applications will not be accepted

Submission Process

  • Refer to the scheme Guidelines
  • Download the application form and complete
  • Once complete save the application as a pdf
  • The application must be submitted via email to submissions-research@uwa.edu.au, prior to the submission deadline.
  • Please refer to the Guidelines and Conditions document for further details and submission instructions.

Key Documents

UWA Internal Grant Scheme Appeals Procedure

An applicant may appeal against a decision by the Research Committee, but only on the grounds that the Committee’s procedures for the assessment of the application have not been observed. Appeals based on any other grounds, including the quality of the proposal or the track record of the applicant, will not be considered.

  1. An applicant wishing to lodge an appeal must write to the Chair of the Research Committee within twenty-eight days of receiving notification of the decision, upon which the appeal is based, giving full details of why proper procedures are considered not to have been observed.
  2. Preliminary consideration of the appeal shall be given by the Chair, who may consult others, including the applicant, if deemed necessary.
  3. In the event of the matter not being resolved to the satisfaction of the appellant and the Chair within fourteen days of the notification of the outcome of the appeal (taking the End of Year shutdown into account), the Chair shall refer the appeal to the Registrar, together with a written statement outlining the Chair’s views on the matter.
  4. The Registrar shall then refer the applicant’s appeal to a Review Panel comprising of the following persons:
    • the Registrar, or nominee, as Convenor
    • The Chair of the Academic Board, or nominee;
    • a former member of the Research Committee.
  5. If the Review Panel finds evidence that due process had not been observed in reaching the original decision, it shall direct that the application be reappraised.
  6. The decision of the Review Panel shall be binding on all parties

Appeals should be submitted to ieuan.linck@uwa.edu.au

UWA Research Impact Grants point of contact

UWA Fellowship Gap Central

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) supports excellence which will enhance the University’s research reputation.  UWA Fellowship Gap Central funding is available to provide salary support for fellowships awarded through the Australian Competitive Grant schemes and fellowships funded from other sources to be agreed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on a case by case basis. The central support is provided to the Fellow when there is a salary shortfall in the amount received by the external funding agency and the equivalent UWA level.

Key Dates

There are no formal submission deadlines associated with this scheme.

Key Information

Eligibility

The following will be eligible for gap central funding:

  • Fellows funded by schemes listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register (ACGR) and fellowships funded from other sources to be agreed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on a case by case basis
  • The Fellowship/grant must be administered by UWA
  • Fellows who hold a fractional fellowship appointment at UWA to undertake research will be funded at a pro-rata rate commensurate with the fractional appointment.
  • Fellows who transfer their fellowship to UWA, assuming they adhere to all other eligibility and conditions of award
  • UWA Fellowship applicants; including current fellows re-applying, will be required to  submit their application and UWA Application Cover Sheet to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal deadline. Internal deadlines will be specific for each scheme and included in the internal guidelines for major ARC and NHMRC Schemes. The internal deadline for all fellowship schemes will be 3 weeks prior to the external deadline. Please contact the Research Grants and Contracts Office for clarification about relevant internal deadlines.

The following will not be eligible for gap central funding:

  • Adjunct staff who are employed by another organisation
  • Fellows who may be covered under affiliation agreements with alternative arrangements

Level of Funding

The gap funding only applies to the level to which the Fellow is awarded by the external funding agency.

Details of the equivalent UWA levels for ARC/NHMRC funded fellows and others listed on the ACGR is available for reference.



Conditions of Award
  • The Fellow is expected to supervise research students (Honours, Masters and PhD), mentor early career researchers, and may teach in coursework units where possible and appropriate.
  • During the period of gap central funding, all publications must carry the UWA by-line and all other grants should be submitted through UWA.
  • The Fellow is expected to review the Australian Competitive Grant applications of others and participate in cultural change that will enhance UWA’s Australian Competitive Grant competitiveness.

Submission Process

This scheme does not have an associated application process. This award is allocated to all UWA Staff members that meet the eligibility criteria

Key Documents

UWA Fellowship Gap Central point of contact

UWA Conference Sponsorship

Hosting conferences on UWA campus  is an important opportunity to bring researchers from around Australia and the world to UWA to meet with colleagues and explore our facilities and our beautiful built environment. It is a genuine way to engage in research collaborations, to recruit higher degree students and to attract a future research workforce.

Funding will be made available to support national and international research conferences that are physically hosted on UWA campus1 for their duration. Sponsorship will be up to $5,000 if the conference is part of a national series  and up to $10,000 for an international series. One-off workshops or events will not be supported.


1 Crawley campus, Nedlands campus and Albany campus

Key Dates

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Key Information

  • Sponsorship will only be considered for final approval of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) if it has first had the endorsement of the relevant Head of School and Executive Dean. 
  • Organisers of UWA sponsored conferences may seek support for the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies to help scope, plan and design the program of activity, but this is not a requirement.
  • In the event that there is a substantial amount of additional sponsorship from external partners, e.g. the Perth Convention Bureau, then the UWA sponsorship may be scaled back accordingly.

Submission Process

To apply, please read the Guidelines available below and submit a single pdf document that addresses the following criteria:

  • Name of conference and date to be held
  • Expected number of delegates
  • Location/UWA venues to be used
  • UWA staff and students involved
  • Draft budget and other potential sponsors
  • Head of school and Dean approval in writing 

Applications should be submitted direct to Bernadette.ferns@uwa.edu.au


Guidelines

UWA Conference Sponsorship point of contact