This program provides financial support for research infrastructure which will facilitate the performance of effective research. Priority will be given to applications submitted by staff from the University Research Centres. These funds are available to supplement contributions to the development of infrastructure which derive from faculty budgets and infrastructure developed with the help of external grant funds. Although infrastructure developed with the help of this program will sometimes contribute to teaching resources, the primary purpose of the infrastructure must be for the achievement of research outcomes.
Funds are expected to be expended over a one year period.
This program is designed to facilitate the development of research infrastructure that will service the needs of a range of allied research projects. It cannot therefore be used for the funding of specialised equipment etc that is clearly relevant only to a particular individual research project.
All full-time academic / research staff of the University are eligible to apply. Applications can come from individuals but evidence will be needed of prior consultation with Deans and/or Centre Directors. Please note that the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of infrastructure within University Research Centres. It will often be the case that an application will be lodged by a particular staff member, on behalf of a group or groups of researchers who have common infrastructure needs.
Further information and requests for assistance in applying for the Research Infrastructure Program should be directed to Research Grants Office, email: ORHDgrants@usq.edu.au or contact +61 7 4631 1892.