Research/Grant opportunities

Research cycle

Welcome to the new Research Hub

The Research Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Research Hub on Monday 3 September 2018.   The Research Hub can be accessed via  and will play a vital role in transitioning CSU into a market-oriented University, meeting the challenges of a competitive environment and evolving higher education sector.

The Research Hub will be our front face for research, where we will project an image that aligns with the Research Narrative and the University’s broader mission.  Through strategic content, the Research Hub communicates our research purpose and mission to tell our research story.

If you require assistance in navigating the new site we encourage you to contact Kerry Madden, Faculty Research Liaison Office via email

Faculty Compact Research Funding Schemes

New Compact research funding schemes were recently announced, and these include:

  • Early Career Researcher Development funding
  • Other Research Funding support which includes funding for:
    • Infrastructure ie research related software, and equipment needed for research purposes
    • Research-related travel ie domestic travel for grant development, industry/research collaboration
    • Visiting Professors
    • Faculty Research Area Workshops

For further information, please contact Kerry Madden via email

Australia-China Council grants

These grants support projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that broaden and strengthen Australia-China relations in education, business, culture, and arts. Grants are worth between AUD 5,000 and AUD 40,000 each. *** Closing date: 28 Mar 2019  (Forecast)

Australia-India Council grants

These grants support groundbreaking and catalytic collaborations and build awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India. Grants are worth up to AUD 150,000 each. *** Closing date: 29 Sep 18  (Forecast)

Travel grants:  Ian Potter Foundation

These assist early-career staff members in attending overseas conferences to develop their professional careers and interact with their peers in the international scene. Grants are worth between AUD 2,000 and AUD 3,000 each.

Closing date: 05 Dec 2018 (Forecast)

CSU Green 2018 Research And Project Grants Now Open

CSU Green is CSU’s commitment to a sustainable future for all. CSU Green is the hub for communication and coordination of the sustainability efforts across the CSU campuses.

Research grants are open to CSU research staff members who would like to bring sustainability to the forefront of research practice. Research Seed Grant funding is an opportunity for all CSU research staff to undertake sustainability-related projects across any discipline, to further the University’s commitments toward sustainability. Funding pool of $40,000 with a maximum of $10,000 per project.

Sustainability project grants offer students and staff from all faculties, divisions, and areas of study a great way to turn a sustainability idea into reality. Would you like to assist in improving CSU’s sustainability performance to further our commitment toward sustainability? Funding pool of $50,000 with a maximum of $15,000 per project.

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Congratulations to:

Arif Khan

Dr Muhammad Arif Khan on his, and his international co-authors Best Paper Award titled “Systematic Study of Feed Line and Ground Plane Modifications for Design of Miniaturised Wideband Antennas” at the IEEE MTT-S (Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference in Iceland on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimisation last month.

Dr Xiaodi Huang on his successful National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grant application titled “Multi-Model Sentiment and Causality Analysis of Learners in Learning Cloud Space with Big Data”, together with his collaborators at South China Normal University.