Presentation on theme: "Halina Oswald JP Director, Monash Research Office"— Presentation transcript:
1 Halina Oswald JP Director, Monash Research Office Welcome to the Monash Research Office
2 The Monash Research Office Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and DVC (R)Professor Edwina CornishOffice SupportDirector Monash Research Office Halina OswaldGRANTSDEVELOPMENT& MANAGEMENTARC & NHMRC – Nita EngOther – Louise FrancisETHICS &COMPLIANCE(Human, Animal,Gene Tech, Quarantine,Export Control)Dr Simon BarrettRESEARCHINFORMATIONSYSTEMSMichael Murphy
3 Grants Development and Management Unit Australian Research Council (ARC) Team – Dr Souheir HoussamiARC & Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)Medical and Health Sciences Team – May YaoNational Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) & other medicalStrategic Grants & Contracts Team – Louise FrancisAll other funding schemes, including prizes/awards, international schemes, donations & research contract administration
4 Overall Role of the Grants Development and Management Unit (1) Acts as the main contact between the grant applicants, grantees and funding agenciesDeals with all research grant applications to external funding bodies, internal and external, research contracts and related successful grant administration mattersEnsures that eligible applications are submitted for major grant schemes (e.g. ARC & NHMRC)
5 Overall Role of the Grants Development and Management Unit (2) Ensures that the requirements and expectations of funding bodies are met, e.g. Progress ReportsFacilitates legal arrangements for research contracts/granting bodiesManages the classification process of contracts to ensure that they meet the definition of “research”Arranges the opening of Monash accounts (“funds”) for external $ awarded (for all research related accounts)
6 How can the Monash Research Office (“MRO”) assist? Provide information, advice and administrative services to assist / support you.Assistance with writing your grant is available from:Leah TangGrants and Proposal Developer Phone:Notification of upcoming grant rounds and general grant information via:Monash Research Office Bulletin (monthly)Researchers new to Monash
7 MRO assistance cont…(1) GrantsWatchFunding Opportunities DatabaseFunding Schemes – by Grantor (> 400 schemes)Funding schemes – Early Career ResearchersMonash Research Office websiteOther Information Databases and Resources: SPIN - Sponsored Program Information Network
8 MRO assistance cont…(2) Seminars / Information Sessions / WorkshopsAdvise and inform (“grants intelligence”) through workshops, information sessions, one on one meetings and our web site.ARC & NHMRC schemes – organise Panel experts to give their views on what items need to be considered to make your application more competitive.Current & Past Events, Information Sessions and Information Sessions are available at:
9 Grant ApplicationsInformation, including tips on the preparation are available on our website.Are submitted to the granting body via the Monash Research Office.Must be accompanied by the ‘Monash Cover Sheet’ signed off by the Associate Dean Research (ADR) or Deputy Dean Research (DDR).Are recorded on the research database (Research Master).Only grants entered into ResearchMaster can be viewed in ROPES (Researchers' Online Projects Enquiry System).Successful applicants are advised of the ‘fund’ account following receipt of relevant documentation, e.g. ethics clearance.
10 Contractual Obligations Agreements for funding are made between funding bodies and MonashSenior Deputy Vice Chancellor and DVC(R) or nominee MUST sign all research funding AgreementsAgreements are reviewed by the University’s Solicitor’s Office
11 Tips on Successful Grant Applications and Submissions (1) Read the Funding Rules & Instructions - they change every year.Seek assistance with writing your grant from our grant writerReadership - have your grant application read by your peers (current department and externally).Discuss your grant application strategy as part of your Performance Management Review.Use your mentor.
12 Tips on Successful Grant Applications and Submissions (2) Use the Monash Research Office – eligibility queries, budget advice, compliance issues and additional resources.START WRITING EARLY.SUBMIT TO THE MONASH RESEARCH OFFICE BY THE INTERNAL DEADLINE!
13 Human Ethics at MonashOne centralised committee which reviews all research activities involving human participants, the use of data about human participants or tissue of body fluids from humans.Committee meetings are held every 2 weeks
14 Animal EthicsAll Monash scientific activities (teaching or research) using animals requires approval from a Monash Animal Ethics Cttee before work can commence
15 We’re here to support you, so… Monash Research Office (Reception) Tina GeorgitsisTelephone:LocationLevel 1, Building 3DClayton Campus
16 We’re here to support you, so… Visit our websiteSubscribe to GrantswatchRegister with Reception to visit MRO & meet the staffWe welcome your feedback