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Research Grants Office

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The Research Grants Office is responsible for administering all research grants, postdoctoral fellowships and travel awards.

These include funding from external agencies, UWA Research Committee schemes and research contracts, tenders and consultancies, legal arrangements and financial reporting, as well as preparation of applications through to completion of the project.

We also administer the research applications database and the PIVOT: research funding databases and alerts.

The Office:

  • assists researchers with finding details of funding schemes
  • assists with the preparation of applications, including advice on budget preparation and the presentation of applications
  • submits applications to funding agencies
  • enters application and outcome details onto the research grants management database and maintains the details
  • liaises with the Legal Services office to ensure that contract conditions are acceptable to researchers and UWA and arranges for grants and research contracts to be accepted on behalf of UWA
  • liaises with the Office of Industry and Innovation, HR and other UWA administrative services that may need to be consulted about conditions of awards
  • arranges for grant accounts to be opened and monitored
  • co-ordinates communication between funding agencies, applicants and awardees
  • acts on behalf of the funding agencies and UWA researchers to ensure that projects are undertaken in accordance with the grant conditions and University policies
  • administers postdoctoral research fellowships awarded by external funding agencies.

The Research Grants Office team

Christine Casey

Mrs Christine Casey

Associate Director, Research Grants and Finance
Research Grants

Contact details
Address
Research Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 1776
Fax
6488 1075
Email
christine.casey@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Directorship of the Research Grants Office. Administration of sponsored research in the Faculty of Science/Faculty of Engineering,Computing and Mathematics,
ARC Centres of Excellence, Laureate Fellowships and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Scheme
Primary Industry research schemes (except Grains Research & Development Corporation)
Co-operative Research Centres
State Government Schemes
Memberships
Australasian Research Management Society
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 
Ellen Donegan

Ms Ellen Donegan

Research Finance Officer (Mon afternoons, Tues, Thurs)/Grants Administrative Assistant (Mon mornings, Wed, Fri)
Research Grants

Contact details
Address
Research Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 1656
Fax
6488 1075
Email
ellen.donegan@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Research Finance Officer - Mon PM, Tues & Thurs
responsible for
ARC Fellowships, Centres, Early Career & Indigenous (including via other institutions),
DIISR (including via other institutions)
Engineering,Computing and Maths

Grants Admin Assistant - Mon AM, Wed & Fri
Providing administrative support to the Research Grants Office, including maintenance of the University’s grants database, InfoEd, and the University’s records system, TRIM.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Mr Martin Westwood

Administrative Assistant
Research Grants

Contact details
Address
Research Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 3702
Email
martin.westwood@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Providing administrative support to the Research Grants Office, including maintenance of the University’s grants database, InfoEd, and the University’s records system, TRIM.
Research profile
Research profile and publications