August 2017

Two researchers from FSE have made it into the Eureka Prize Finals. Associate Professor Rich Mildren has been shortlisted for the Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, while Dr Emilie Ens has been shortlisted for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science.


Funding Updates:

Please note the MQ Research Development Grants (MQRDGs) have been renamed as MQ Research Seeding Grants!

The OSP Scheme is in the final stages of assessment and outcomes will be announced very soon.



The PURE Research Hub is in the process of being launched to the public. For news and updates, please refer to the Staff Portal.


Upcoming Seminars

MQ New Staff and Restart Grants
About: The internal funding schemes available to Macquarie researchers have recently been revised. You are invited to attend this seminar to learn of the funding opportunities under the Macquarie New Staff Grant scheme and the Macquarie Restart Grant scheme.
Date: Monday 7th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Location: E7A 801
Speaker: Catriona Mackenzie


Associate Professor Andy Barron will be reprising his talk on developing his research plan for those who were unable to attend earlier in the year. If you missed this one last time, please come along!

Developing your 5-year research plan
Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Location: Senate Room, C8A 310, Lincoln Building

Hitting any mid- and long-term research and career goals is impossible if you don’t know what they are. This seminar discusses how you can identify what you want to do, and how you can plan to give yourself the greatest chance of success.  All welcome, no RSVP required.


Closing Soon

MQ New Staff Grants and MQ Restart Grants – closes 23rd August 2017
H2020 Societal Challenges: Cybersecurity PPP: Addressing Advanced Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors  – closes 24th August 2017
Australian Entomological Society Phil Carne Prize – closes 31st August 2017
MQ Research Seeding Grants (was MQRDG) – closes 20th September 2017.




Australian Laureate Fellowships
2018Opening 27th September 2017
Closing 9th November 2017
Future Fellowships
2018 (EoI Required)Opening 2nd October 2017
Closing 22nd November 2017
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2018

Opening 3rd October 2017
Closing 29th November 2017


Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2018

Opening 3rd October 2017
Closing 29th November 2017


Discovery Projects
2019Opening 13th November 2017
Closing 21st February 2018
Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) 2019

Opening 8th January 2018
Closing 14th March 2018


Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2019

Opening 22nd January 2018
Closing 28th March 2018



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