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MQ Variation Request


Important Note

  • The lead Chief Investigator (CI) should submit a variation request if it is proposed to change the use of Macquarie University grant funds. Additional funding cannot be requested.
  • In order to request an extension to the end date, a separate carry forward request form is required.
  • Requests must reach the Research Office at least one month prior to the proposed variation.

Prepare and Submit a Variation Request
The lead CI should check the funding conditions (funding rules) and discuss the proposed variation with the Faculty Research Manager.

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

Post-Award will refer the variation request to the relevant Panel Chair for decision.

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

Resources MQ Variation 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