Research Professional

Research Professional logoResearch Professional provides an extensive database of funding opportunities that Australian researchers are eligible to apply for.

All University staff are able to search for grants, awards, fellowships, and other opportunities, as well as setup personalised searches and alerts to stay informed of new opportunities as they arise.

All users are automatically assigned to their faculty group (will be updated to College Groups mid-2021), where they can share funding searches specific to their field.

Log in to Research Professional Decorative login

  1. Log in under the "With Your University Account" option
  2. In the drop down begin typing "newcastle" and "The University of Newcastle" will display as an option.
  3. Select "The University of Newcastle"
  4. Click the "Log in" button under the drop down menu - this will take you to a UON secure login
  5. Use your staff number plate and password to log on

RhD Student accounts

Research Students who do not have staff credentials may not automatically have a Research Professional account. Please contact to have an account set up for you.

Browser Requirements

As of 31st March 2021, future developments of Research Professional are no longer tested in the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser and any specific defects will not be resolved. Research Professional recommends that users of IE11 switch to Microsoft Edge or any latest browser version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.

Support for Users

Research Professional

Research Professional also offers a variety of training and support resources.

Help Articles
  • Research Professional has a Knowledge Centre for users.
  • Users can also access a number of Help Topics (login to Research Professional required).
You Tube

Research Professional has a You Tube Page with End Users instructional Videos.

Online Training Sessions

Research Professional broadcast a number of training sessions throughout the year. 2021 Sessions are listed below.

Registration is via the Research Professional Knowledge Centre.

UON Support

Access to Research Professional is managed by UON Research Services. If you require access to Research Professional, need assistance, or would like to book a group training session, please contact or phone +61 2 4921 7733.

User Guides

Below is a list of UON specific user guides for various functions within the database.

Research Professional user guide - Full (PDF 2.2MB)

Logging in (PDF)

Navigation (PDF)

Searching for funding, awards & conferences (PDF)

Saving searches (PDF)

Your research fingerprint (PDF)

Alerts and notifications (PDF)

Joining groups (PDF)

Expressions of interest (PDF)

Downloading Opportunities (PDF)

UON Information Sessions

Research Services periodically holds information sessions that run through the key features of the database, and answer any questions you have regarding the system.

There are currently no information sessions scheduled. However, if you are part of a research group, centre or PRC or would like to have a small group session with some colleagues, please contact us and we'll be happy to accommodate. Alternatively, we can arrange a Zoom meeting with individuals to run you through the system.

If you have any questions regarding Research Professional, please contact Research Services on +61 2 4921 7733 or

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