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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 Research Development 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
+61 8 6488 1776
Fax
+61 8 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
 

Finance

Valerie Mandel

Mrs Valerie Mandel

Manager, Research Finance
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3931
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
valerie.mandel@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Developing and reviewing operational procedures to ensure external research financial reporting requirements are met. Provide advice on policy and operational processes to Schools, University Managers and Executive. Process and review salary supplementations for ARC and NHMRC Fellowships. Monthly review of outstanding research invoices & oversee the annual ARC End of Year Report. Coordinate and lead the research finance team.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 
Ellen Donegan

Ms Ellen Donegan

Research Finance Officer (alternate Mon (off pay week), Tues, Thurs)
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1656
Fax
+61 8 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 Jeremy Foster

Research Grant Audit Officer (Mon to Thurs, alternate Fri)
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2040
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
jeremy.foster@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Research grant audits (MHRIF/NIRIS, individual as required)

Financial statement certification (CFO delegated authority)

Infrastructure (Confirm, process advise)

Quarterly reconciliation of suspense accounts

OAG Annual UWA audit
Memberships
CPA Australia
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 
Leonisa Manea

Mrs Leonisa Manea

Research Finance Officer (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 5514
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
leonisa.manea@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Providing a high level of accounting and administrative support for the management of the accounting and financial needs of research grant projects.

Establish, monitor, prepare and maintain detailed accounting records for individual research projects; including finance schedules for budgets, milestones, invoicing dates and financial reporting; including updating any variations.

Faculties - Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts Education, Law, Centre for Water Research
ARC LP + Partner Organisations (across faculties)ARC LE / GRDC / MHRIF / NIRIS / NCRIS/EIF TRaCK

Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Ms Karen Muir

Senior Finance Officer
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7017
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
karen.muir@uwa.edu.au
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Ms Candice Peel

Research Finance Officer
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7644
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
candice.peel@uwa.edu.au
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 
Maruf Razzaq

Mr Maruf Razzaq

Research Finance Officer
Finance (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Finance
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1408
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
maruf.razzaq@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Support for all Post Award Financial Administration including financial management, accounting, budgeting and reporting matters for the following areas: Faculty of Science; ARC Discovery - DP, All Primary Industries (except GRDC), State Government Schemes, Corporative Research Centres (CRCs), Includes funding ex other institutions.
Memberships
Australasian Research Management Society
Honours and awards
Accredited Research Manager (Foundation)
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Grants

Robert Roche

Mr Robert Roche

Manager, Research Grants
Grants (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2033
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
robert.roche@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Oversight of the Research Grants Team. Sponsored research in the Faculties of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Arts; Business; Education; Law; and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; and selected ARC awards; GRDC and other awards.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 
Karen Dalby

Ms Karen Dalby

Research Grants Officer
Grants (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1627
Email
karen.dalby@uwa.edu.au
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Management of internally funded research grant schemes, including Supplementary Travel Grants, Research Postdoctoral Re-Entry Fellowship & Teaching Relief; COS databases; InfoEd, NH&MRC (including reporting) and assisting with the administration of all research awards.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Mr Ieuan Linck

Research Grants Officer
Grants (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3597
Fax
+61 8 6488 1075
Email
ieuan.linck@uwa.edu.au
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Mrs Fiona Miotti

Administrative Assistant
Grants (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3597 (Tues) / +61 8 6488 1656 (Wed, Fri)
Email
fiona.miotti@uwa.edu.au
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

Mr Martin Westwood

Administrative Assistant
Grants (Research Grants)

Contact details
Address
Grants
The University of Western Australia (M459)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 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