Grant Forms and Resources

The following forms for research grants are important for administrative, auditing and legal purposes and are also designed to minimise risk to the University and UNE researchers. Also find out about submitting a research grant application for further information.


Project Approval Form

All research grant applications — whether UNE is the administering organisation submitting the application, or if UNE is just a collaborating institution on the application being submitted elsewhere — must be emailed to the Research Services Grants team. Each application should be accompanied by a completed Project Approval Form.

Request for Legal Approval (RLA) Form

The Request for Legal Approval (RLA) form, formerly called the 'Authority to Sign Agreement form (ATSA)',  is for research grant agreements and research consultancy agreements. This form is an instruction to the Legal Office that the agreement has School approval, and is therefore ready to be signed by UNE. Please download the latest version of the form via the Legal Office website.


The following links will be useful to UNE researchers applying for and managing their successful grants. The Australian Competitive Grants Register is a list of nationally competitive and highly prestigious grant schemes which are classed as 'Category 1' funding by the Australian government. My Research contains information to enable researchers to track grant expenditure and milestones once a successfully-funded research Project is underway. The other links will assist with preparing grant application budgets.


Contact us

The Research Services Ethics and Grants team administers research ethics approval and research grants.

Ethics team:

Grants team:

Staff details: Team members


The Ethics and Grants team is in Research Services: top floor of the TC Lamble Building (top of the stairs, turn right).