The aim of the Graham Centre Member Support Grants (MSG) is to stimulate increased research capacity by enhancing the Centre's research outcomes and outputs.
Applications open 1 November
Applications close 15 January
Member Support Grants are offered in three distinct categories:
Category 1 Member teaching support – for CSU staff to buy out teaching time, allowing more time to conduct research activities.
Category 2 Pilot project funding – to support members to undertake a pilot project collecting preliminary data in support of the submission of one or more external grant applications.
Category 3 Training – to undertake individual or group training activities that support members' research outcomes.
Category 1 Member teaching support – no upper limit
Category 2 Pilot project funding – up to $20,000
Category 3 Training – up to $5,000
Category 1 Member teaching support: Applications should demonstrate how the support will deliver against the Centre’s strategic priority of building areas of research strength. This may include the appointment of casual academic staff for relief periods to undertake activities such as marking, demonstrating, etc.. All casual staff appointments must be made directly through the Graham Centre (with appropriate line manager endorsement). The application must show: the number of hours; the hourly rate; tasks to be undertaken by the casual; and the research activities to be undertaken by the applicant.
Category 2 Pilot project funding: Applications must clearly describe how the proposed activities differ from what is currently being done or has been done previously by the applicant and/or their team. Information should be provided to indicate future external grant applications, linkages and/or activities. The proposed external project must also clearly align with at least one of the Centre's Research Pathways.
Category 3 Training: Applications must demonstrate how the support will deliver outputs against the Centre’s strategic priority to build capacity in areas of research strength.
a) Members may make ONE application per category each year.
b) Applications must indicate alignment with the Centre's Research Pathways
c) Applications will be assessed by category.
d) Amounts requested should not exceed the applicable limits for each category (see above)
e) Applications must be submitted in the prescribed format and include supporting documentation, where applicable.
f) Ensure any previous reports related to any Graham Centre funding have been submitted prior to submitting this application.
g) Member Support Grants cannot be used for:
Applications across each category will be assessed on:
Please download and complete a Budget form for each Category. You will be required to submit a budget with the Application Form.
Successful applicants are required to submit a detailed report to the Graham Centre by 10 January following the funding year. Your initial budget and actual expenditure will be emailed to you for reconciliation.
Ensure you have booked a Graham Centre morning tea presentation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Systems – Prof Jim Pratley T: (02) 6933 2862 E: email@example.com
Livestock Systems – Assoc Prof Marta Hernandez-Jover T: (02) 6933 2086 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grain and Meat Quality – Prof Chris Blanchard T: (02) 6933 2364 E:email@example.com