New Staff Grants are aimed at assisting new academic staff to establish their research at the University of Newcastle

Research Advantage

New Staff Grants

New Staff Grants assist new academic staff (within 12 months of appointment) to establish their research at the University of Newcastle.

New Staff Grants are negotiated between the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and the Head of School prior to the commencement of appointment.  The staff member's Head of School is to contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) directly in relation to funding allocation.

Staff who have had a change in circumstance (e.g. change in campus location of Faculty) and believe they are equivalent to a new staff member can submit a request for an eligibility ruling to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation).

Funding Levels

In 2009, the level of funding was up to $5,000 from the Research Advisory Group (RAG) budget and matching Faculty/School funding will be required. RAG funding is based on the New Staff Grants Funding Matrix below.

CategoryAcademic Level AAcademic Level B or C
Early career researcher or researcher in a new or emerging areaup to $3,000up to $5,000
Established or mid-career researcher up to $5,000

Key Dates

Closed - Scheme under review

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a Faculty proforma to their Head of School. Once approved, the Faculty will forward the signed proforma to the Research Office for review. Once successful, recipients are required to complete a Grant Establishment Form and submit it to the Grants Team.

Faculties requiring a Faculty proforma:

Specific details about eligibility, funding, duration and information on requirements for completion of the grant establishment form are contained in the Guidelines (download as a Word.doc or PDF below)  and should be read carefully.