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Updated 30/08/2021

If you plan to apply for, or have been offered, external funding for a research or consultancy project, please submit the Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) form (signed by your Dean) to as per the timelines below.  This is the first step to gaining approval and registering your application/proposal with the institution.

For more information including links to forms, policies and procedures, please visit the Research Funding home page.

All prospective research funding applications and associated budgets must be approved by your school. Please discuss your funding application plans with your Dean or nominee.

Please contact the Research Funding Team at if you have any questions.

Pre-award timeline

(excluding Federation University lead ARC/NHMRC)

As soon as possible 15 business days prior to external deadline 10 business days prior to external deadline 5 business days prior to external deadline External deadline
Discuss your funding application plans with your ADR and arrange appropriate mentoring and support. Dean signed Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) due to Research Funding. Final draft of Application/ Proposal and Budget Costing Pro forma due to Research Funding for Internal Compliance and Budget review. Submission ready Application/ Proposal and Dean signed Funding Submission Coversheet (FSC) due to Research Funding for *DVCRI approval. Approved Application/ Proposal submitted to funding body on or before this time.

*Applications may be rejected at the discretion of the DVCRI. Rejected applications will not proceed to submission in the current funding round. Possible reasons for rejection include incomplete application, non-compliance, application limits, lateness and poor viability.