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Understanding Funding

UTS is committed to producing high-quality, internationally respected research that has significant economic, environmental, cultural and social impact and supports the application of new technologies and solutions to important national and global challenges.

UTS Researchers can apply for funding from a variety of different internal, corporate, public sector, national, and international sources. This funding can take on a variety of different formats, for example; travel grants, scholarships, infrastructure and equipment schemes, project funding, fellowships, prizes and awards, government grants schemes and philanthropic donors. 

The UTS Research Office through the Research Grants Team supports:

  • National funding schemes, 
  • International opportunities, 
  • Internal grants and fellowships at UTS, 
  • Philanthropic funding,
  • Research prizes and awards,
  • Research tenders
  • Where can I find funding opportunities? 

    You can find general funding using the below sources: 

    • Search Research Professional.  Research Professional is database of both Australian and International funding opportunities for all disciplines. Using Research Professional, all UTS staff are able to search for grants, awards, fellowships, and other opportunities, and to set up personalised searches and alerts to stay informed of new funding opportunities. 

    • Sign up to the Research Opportunities Newsletter. This is an internal fortnightly e-newsletter that includes all the latest news, training and funding opportunities from the UTS Research Office. Sign up to receive them. 
    • Use the RES Hub Funding Opportunities Tool.  Use this tool to explore upcoming research funding opportunities available to UTS researchers and academics.
    • Contact the Research Grants Team for specialised advice. 

    What is Grant Funding Opportunity Identification? 

    If you are not sure what type of research funding opportunities are available in your field, the Research Grants Team can assist by identifying research funding opportunities from local and international funders. They can help you make scheme selection based on your eligibility, team, project structure, and timing. Get in touch to find out more. 

    Is there guidelines for funding I can or cannot accept? 

    When deciding whether or not to accept funding for a particular project, or from a particular source, a range of considerations and factors come into play. UTS recognises that researchers will have different views on the appropriateness of accepting funding from particular sources, understand the UTS Guidelines for Accepting Research Funding. (This link requires your UTS ID to access). 

    What about Grant Establishment and Post Award? 

    Well done! Receiving a successful grant notification is terrific news.

    The Research Grants Team can assist by reviewing the award or agreement/contract with the as well as begin setting up the project account and managing significant events of the project through its closeout. The team works with you, Faculty Managers and Finance Managers to ensure your project is ready to go. The team can also assist throughout the award period, for matters such as variations, extensions, grant transfers, submissions of progress reports/final reports required by the funder etc.

    At the end of the project, the team, in collaboration with you, your faculty team and the UTS finance team can help you with the closure of the project account and project record. Whatever your research grants post-award need, get in touch.

    What is the UTS Library of Successful Grants? 

    The UTS Library of Successful Grants contains external and internal grant applications that have been successfully funded at UTS. It is aimed at assisting UTS researchers in framing, structuring, and developing their own grant applications. 

    The UTS Library of Successful Grants, hosted via SharePoint is only available to current UTS staff and students. Those who wish to access the library must agree not to share or copy any part of the grants, in accordance with UTS Policies. Visit the UTS Library of Successful Grants today. 


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    We pay respect to their Elders; past, present, emerging and future as the traditional custodians of Country and knowledge for this land. We recognise their continued connection to the land and waters and the continuation of their cultural, spiritual, and educational practices. We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who visit RES Hub.

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