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Accepting a Grant


Notification of Outcome

When an external grant application is successful the funding body may notify the Research Office or the lead Chief Investigator (CI). If the lead CI is notified directly by the funding body it is important that all correspondence relating to the funding outcome is forwarded to  Post-Award ( to begin processing the grant.

The outcome for internal grant schemes will be emailed to the lead CI by the Research Office.

Acceptance of Offer

In late 2014 the Research Office commenced an online Post-Award acceptance process to replace the paper-based Letter of Offer and Acceptance form. Post-Award acceptance of successful projects must be completed via the Application and Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) process.

Project Account

For most internal grants, on completion of the APLI acceptance process, Post-Award will arrange for the Office of Financial Services (OFS) to establish a project account. The OFS or Faculty Finance Manager will advise the lead CI of the account details.

For externally-funded projects and internal schemes that involve external funding, project accounts cannot be established until Macquarie University has entered into an agreement with the external party or parties. Post-Award will refer the matter to the Contracts Team in the Research Office. Once the fully executed agreement is in place Post-Award will notify Office of Financial Services. OFS will establish a project account and notify the lead CI of the details.


For schemes involving a fellowship, Post-Award will notify Human Resources to commence the fellow recruitment process.


For schemes involving a scholarship, the lead CI should notify the Higher Degree Research Office to commence the student recruitment process.
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Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Medicine and Heath Sciences
Contact: Phyllis Heggie,, x4463

Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contact: Ruolan Lan,, x1035

General Post-award Enquiries