Are you looking for research grant funding?

Research Professional is a database of funding opportunities from Australia and around the world that have been eligibility-verified for Australian researchers. The Research Office provides access to Research Professional, and most researchers will be getting weekly email alerts about funding opportunities for their discipline.

If you would like to know more about how you can use it to find more targeted funding opportunities, come to one of the Library training sessions held in the Research Office PD Calendar, or join the session to be held on:

Wednesday 10th June, 12.00 -1.00 pm.

The session will cover:

  • The Charles Sturt University Hierarchy of Schools and Research Areas.
  • Create and manage a personal profile
  • Research Funding News
  • Search for funding
  • Save searches and create email alerts
  • Download future funding opportunities to Outlook Calendars
  • Where else to look for funding

Contact a member of your Library Faculty team for more information                    

Funding Opportunities:

Research Professional:

Research Office PD Calendar:

Library research focus

Looking for a good journal to publish your research findings or literature review of Evidence-Based Practice? The library Where to Publish guide lists a number of resources to help you Find The Right Journal.Included in the guide are tips on finding journals that are of good quality, are discoverable and relevant to your discipline. Some tips from the guide for finding where to publish:

  • Use SCImago Journal and Country Rank to compare journals in most disciplines. SCImago illustrates Journal quality or ranks.
  • The journals inclusion in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) List of Eligible Journals
  • Peer Review or Refereed journals, and the prestige of the editorial team or contributors.
  • The relevance of the journal to the discipline. Will the article reach the desired audience?

An important note: also included in the guide is a checklist for avoiding predatory or deceptive publishers with important information from Think, Check, Submit

Want to know more?

You can attend these training sessions from the Research Office PD Calendar.

3rd June 2:00-3:00 pm

Ready to publish: Choosing where to publish

Almost ready to publish and want to know how to choose the best option for you and your work?  We will show you tips, tricks and resources, including metrics and how to identify reputable publishers.

To register:

17 June 9:30-10:30am

Ready to publish: What about Open Access?

Want to consider using an Open Access option for your publishing?  We will show you how to locate what is available, explain Open Access and what it is and how to identify reputable publishers, with added information on sharing resources.

To register:

Contact one of your Library Faculty Team Librarians

Where to Publish guide:


Research Office Professional Development Calendar:

Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 11).

The Foundation awards research grants for areas of study that will build on our knowledge of how gambling affects the Victorian community, inform the advice we provide to government and the strategies and activities we support to address harm.

For this funding round, researchers are invited to submit proposals under the theme, “Gambling in Victoria in 2020 – COVID-19 and beyond”.

Applications will be accepted for:

  • investigative grants (up to $150,000 over three years)
  • mid-career researcher grants (up to $100,000 over two years)
  • early-career researcher grants (up to $50,000 over 18 months).

For more information about the Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 11), visit, tender number VRGF 1-20. Applications close at 2 pm AEST on Wednesday, 24 June 2020. Applications to Research Office Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

Return to Research Funding – applications open

This scheme is designed to facilitate a return to active research for staff in all Faculties of the University. This is targeted at staff who have taken a significant career break for reasons including, but not limited to, maternity or paternity leave, extended sick leave, carers leave or other circumstances that have required a break from their research activities, and where no other internal or external funds are available to support their research. Funding can be used to support activities such as external grant submission, data collection and analysis. Note that funding can only be used to cover the costs associated with conducting the proposed research, and not for buying out teaching. The maximum individual request has been revised down to $5,000.00.Applications, including a detailed budget and prospective research outputs, as well as a supporting letter from the relevant Head of School, should be submitted to The applications will then be processed by the Associate Deans Research of the Faculties.

Specific inquiries for discipline areas should be directed to Professor Mark Morrison, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science, Open

Tri-Faculty Open Access Publication Scheme

22/05/2020 Please refer to revised guidelines, noting only Q1 journals are eligible to be funded.
Open Access Publishing Scheme is now open for applications for articles published after 1/4/2020. This scheme is open to CSU researchers in all faculties.
A maximum of $2,500AUD is available as a contribution to open access publishing fees. For this scheme the article must be published in a 100% open access journal. Please read the guidelines before applying. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The guidelines and application form are available to download from:
S:\Common\ Temp Folder Less Than 90 Days\Tri-Faculty Open Access Publishing Scheme
If you need any further information please contact either your Associate Dean Research or Faculty Research Liaison Officer. The contact details are available in the guidelines.

Have you made your community stronger and better
prepared for disasters?

The NSW Get Ready Community Award celebrates a NSW community that
has worked together to make their community more prepared and better able
to recover from disasters.
Applications can be submitted by local organisations, volunteer groups, community
organisations or local council, on behalf of the community.
We are here to help! Contact with any
questions about applying.
Applications are open close: 5 July 2020.
Application to Research Office: 2 June 2020.
Apply now at:

Australia Awards Open – Advice on applications offered

Very few international PhD scholarships are available through the University each year, and competition for such places is intense. Australia Awards, which are offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are a more viable source of funding for candidates from selected countries, mainly in the Pacific, southern Asia and south-east Asia. The closing date for application for study commencing in 2021 is 30 June. For information go to: ILWS has had some success with Australia Awards in the recent past, and Lee Baumgartner ( has kindly offered to provide advice with the application process if required.

Requesting Cash leverage to support external funding grants

With Faculty Research Compact funding curtailed this year, cash leverage requests to support external research grant applications are now being considered by Research Centre Directors and the PVC Research (Michael Friend) on the basis of an equal funding split between the Research Centre and the Office of the DVCRE. You should all continue to request cash leverage to support external funding grants as normal. The first point of contact for ILWS members should be I will work with you to confer with Michael and seek endorsement from ADRs as required. For high-value Category A funding opportunities, leverage can be considered at a maximum ratio of 1:4, i.e. 20% of total project costs, across all sources.

Over the last five years, we have used a non-replenished investment fund to support leverage requests within ILWS at an average ratio of 1:6. Our liabilities associated with this investment fund effectively mean that it is now exhausted and any new leverage contributions for ILWS projects will come from the ILWS operating budget. Rest assured that any leverage promised by ILWS in the past is accounted for and will be made available for use by projects to which cash has been committed. However, particularly in the short term, it will now be necessary to consider need for leverage in new projects more carefully than before. It is worth making a note here about in-kind contributions to project budgets. Usually, in-kind contributions are the equivalent salary costs of researchers’ time contribution to projects, but can also include costs associated with running internal facilities, such as the Freshwater Research Facility. The general current guideline is that the combined cash leverage and in-kind contributions to budgets included in research grant applications should be no more than 40% of the total cost of the research. However, exceptions can be made to go higher than 40% for high value, strategic and Category 1 research. As always, please contact the ILWS Business Team ( or myself for guidance with preparing budgets for research projects.

Successful Charles Sturt COVID-19 Research Grants

The Vice-Chancellor has recently announced that 11 research projects involving a collaboration of 50 Charles Sturt staff have been awarded from the COVID-19 research fund, most of them from our Faculty! We look forward to hearing about the progress and outcomes of these. Please see details below:

Lead Researcher School Project Title
Professor Russell Roberts School of Marketing and Management The mental health and stress impacts of COVID19 on frontline human service staff – Police, Ambulance and Family and Community Services, Community Nurses (WNSWLHD)
Dr Jodie Kleinschafer School of Marketing and Management Understanding risk perceptions, knowledge and preventive health behaviour of Australians in rural, regional  remote Western NSW during Covid-19 Pandemic
Professor Manoranjan Paul School of Computing and Mathematics The Corona Score: Assessment and monitor the progression of COVID-19 using artificial intelligence with multi-modal data
Professor Frank Marino Exercise Science, Sport and Health Metabolic and inflammatory health in COVID-19: potential mechanism for alleviation of disease severity
Dr Ryan Ip School of Computing and Mathematics Developing an intervention model to assess the effectiveness of policy measures on COVID-19 outbreak in Australia
Associate Professor Azizur Rahman School of Computing and Mathematics Modelling firewall strategies for controlling COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales, Australia
Professor Suzanne McLaren School of Psychology The Desire and Capability for Suicide among Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Professor Julian Grant Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health COVID-19 and regional racism: have isolation and social distancing measures become sanctioned discrimination for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples?
Dr Jane Garner School of Information Studies Australian public libraries during the COVID-19crisis: Implications for future policy and practice
Mr Steve Murphy School of Education COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of primary school Mathematics and Science education: challenges and successes
Dr Ashad Kabir School of Computing and Mathematics Designing Privacy Preserving and Secure Contact Tracing Mobile Apps to Combat COVID-19