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) 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) 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).
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.
|Category||Academic Level A||Academic Level B or C|
|Early career researcher or researcher in a new or emerging area||up to $3,000||up to $5,000|
|Established or mid-career researcher||up to $5,000|
Applications for New Staff Grants are open year round.
How to Apply
Funding for New Staff Grants is approved by the Research Advisory Group. Once approved, recipients are required to complete a Grant Establishment Form and submit it to the Grants Team.
No application form is required by RAG for New Staff Grants but some Faculties do however require staff to complete a Faculty Proforma.
Faculties requiring a Faculty proforma:
- Faculty of Business and Law - contact your Head of School - Faculty Proforma (DOC 114 KB)
- Faculty of Education and Arts - contact your Head of School - Faculty Proforma (DOC 159 KB)
- Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Faculty Profroma (DOC 126 KB)
- Faculty of Health - contact your Head of School
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology - Link to Faculty Proformas.
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.