The 2021 Commonwealth Research Block Grant (RBG) allocated to the university includes a one-off extra Research Support Program (RSP) grant of $557,736, UD’s share of the $1bn the Morrison Government allocated to the University sector for research in 2021. This provides an extraordinary opportunity for the university to grow its research capacity strategically in support of the research pillar of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
At its meeting on 10 March 2021, on the recommendation of the Research Strategy Committee and University Executive, Council approved the expenditure of $450,000 on an extraordinary Large Grant Round in 2021. The turnaround in awarding the funding is tight, in that all projects for which funds are awarded must commence in the second half of 2021 and be completed by November 2022 and the funds fully acquitted by the University in December 2022.
For grant guidelines, FAQs and Application Drafting tools, download the Extraordinary Large Grant Round 2021 – Guidelines and Application Tool.Guidelines and Application Tool
Researchers are required to direct request for information to the Research Strategy Officer, Carly Osborn on firstname.lastname@example.org