The normal maximum level of funding for a Large Research Project grant is $10,000.00; applications may be for up to $15,000.00 only where a very strong case can be argued by reference to empirical research or field work.  Please read the  EHL Research Project Funding Rules 2017 (PDF 147KB) before submitting an application.

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Large Research Project Grants are principally intended to support the development of high quality applications to DET Category One funding schemes (such as ARC Linkage and Discovery). Applications require a high degree of planning and strong evidence that the project for which funding is being applied can be translated into a viable project for funding at the highly competitive national level. Applications to this scheme must specify the Category One granting bodies to which the application arising from Large Research Project Grant funding will be submitted. Applications may be based on pending Linkage or Discovery applications.
Large Research Grant Project grants may include funding for:   
  • Pilot projects, identified as the first stage in developing a project for a proposal for substantial external funding support;
  • Genuinely low-budget projects that fall below the threshold for the relevant external funding scheme, and propose substantial outcomes (applicants must demonstrate that they have made genuine efforts to identify alternative sources of funding);
  • Fieldwork and data collection;
  • Research Assistance; and
  • Time release (to a maximum of $5000).
A Large Research Project Grant will not be awarded to support or top up a project that is funded from other sources in the relevant funding year.


Applications for Large Research Project grants should be planned in collaboration and consultation with the Associate Dean (Research) of the appropriate School, or with a senior member of staff who is acting as the applicant’s mentor.

There is a single annual funding round for Large Research Project grants: applications are due towards the end of one year in respect of funding to be allocated in the following year(s). Due to the transition to a new academic and professional support structure that will take place on Monday, 1 July 2017, applications for funding support of this kind in 2018 will need to be administered by the new Colleges; more information will be provided by the Colleges as it becomes available.

The application for a Large Research Project grant consists of the following documents:

In completing these forms, you may need to consult the ERA 2015 Journal List, and/or information about salary scales and oncosts.

Payment of allocation:

If your application is successful, you will be given an account number through which to access the funds. Transactions are to be processed by EHL Accounts: receipts for reimbursement and enquiries regarding the logistics of accessing your funding should be directed to the EHL Accounts team (Rm. 2.20 Education Building; ext. 15155;


Final Reports will be required on all projects funded by the Faculty at the end of the funding period. Please use the Research Project Grant report form (DOCX 54KB) to submit your report.

Carry-Forward of Funds:

Large Research Project Grant funds may be carried forward into the following year where a strong case is presented. If you wish to apply to have your funding carried forward, please use the  carry-forward of 2017 funds form (DOCX 16KB) and the  Research Project Grant report form (DOCX 54KB) to do so.  Carry-forward applications must be received by close of business on the last working day of October each year. For 2016, this date is Monday, 31 October. Please submit them to the Faculty Research Coordinator, c/- the EHL Faculty Office.  


Please direct queries regarding Large Research Project Grants to the EHL Research Coordinator.