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MQ Carry Forward


Important Note

  • Carry forward applies to an extension beyond the approved end date of the project.
  • Carry forward of funding is not permitted for some Macquarie University grant schemes and is generally discouraged.
  • Carry forward requests will only be considered in exceptional circumstances that were beyond the control of the researcher.
  • Requests must reach the Research Office at least one month prior to the end date of the funding period.

Prepare and Submit a Carry Forward Request
The lead CI should check the funding conditions (funding rules) and discuss the proposed carry forward with the Faculty Research Manager.

If it is decided to proceed, a Carry Forward Request form should be completed, signed by the lead CI and then submitted together with any supporting document to Post-Award (

Post-Award will refer the carry forward request to the relevant Panel Chair for recommendation, and then to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) for decision.

Notification of Outcome
Post-Award will notify the lead CI of the outcome via email and will action, as required.

Resources MQ Carry Forward Request Form

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