Faculty of Science launches new grant scheme to boost COVID-impacted research

The Faculty of Science is inviting researchers to apply for a new grant scheme launched today to ‘re-activate research’.

COVID-19 curtailed academic, industry, science and clinical research in 2020 as the world operated in a shut- down, suspended state marked by regular lockdowns which halted research and saw many of our labs closed throughout the year.

Announcing the new grants, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean Research, Professor Jessica Purcell, said up to $30000 (and potentially more depending on demand) would be made available to support researchers under the new ‘Research Reactivation Small Grant Scheme’.

“The pandemic has disrupted and intensified research challenges, with many researchers losing a lot of time” Professor Purcell said.

“We have established the new grant scheme to help academic staff feel appreciated and supported during this difficult time.”

Grants are expected to range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand to eligible researchers.

The scheme does not have a set limit, but is designed to allow for several small grants to be distributed rather than a few large ones.

The grant must be used towards the proposed purpose and must be spent in 2021.

Applicants will be assessed on a need and feasibility basis and they must be able to show that their research capacity has been substantially and negatively impacted by the change of circumstances associated with COVID-19.

The Application Form must be submitted to the Head of School or Nominee by 5pm Wednesday 19 May 2021.

The Application Form and Guidelines can be found here.

For further information about the Research Reactivation Small Grant Scheme please contact:

Anna Sztendur (Mon-Wed) (+61 3 9905 5413) (sci-research@monash.edu)

Magdalena Nystrand (Wed-Fri) (+61 3 990 50208) (sci-research@monash.edu)


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