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Research services office

The CBE Research Committee has developed a suite of funding initiatives aimed at assisting the College to achieve its goals of a high level of research activity and excellence in research outcomes.

The funding schemes listed are designed to create various opportunities for both individuals and schools to undertake and publish excellent research and thereby build upon the already fine research reputation of the College.

For further information on the various schemes, please view the guidelines and application forms in the tabs.

For any queries regarding research funding opportunities within the College please contact the Research Services Office.

Research School Grants (RSG)

RSG submission timeline for 2017 TBA

The Research School Grants (RSG) are fully funded by the ANU College of Business & Economics.  The scheme is aimed at assisting the College achieve its goals of a high level of research activity and excellence in research outcomes.  

To achieve this goal, support is provided for projects in two categories:

  • Starter Grants for emerging researchers; and
  • General Research Grants for both emerging and experienced researchers.

Applications will open for RSG 2016-17 on 1 August 2016. Please contact the CBE Research Services Office (RSO) to register your Notice of Intent (NOI) by 12 August 2016.  The application form and supporting documents will be forwarded on receipt of the NOI.

Applications using the pdf form are to be submittted via email to the CBE Research Services Office by COB on Wednesday 14 Sept 2016. 

For further information regarding this internal funding support scheme please refer to
the RSG Guidelines or contact the CBE Research Services Office

Submission timeline:

RSG applications open:

Monday 1 August 2016

NOI due to RSO:

Friday 12 August 2016

Completed applications due to RSO:

Wednesday 14 Sept 2016

Publications - Reward for Quality Research Publications Scheme

The College developed this scheme to reward initiative and excellence through research by rewarding research publications in high quality journals that result from this. If you are a CBE academic member of staff with at least a fractional appointment of 40 percent then you are eligible to apply.

The scheme can be applied for anytime between the date of the acceptance advice provided by the publisher and up to one year after the in print publication date of the article. Further information on the scheme can be found in the scheme's guidelines below.

Please submit your application via email to the CBE Research Services Office using the information required noted in the 'How to apply by email' link below.

The Guidelines that apply to your publication are determined by the acceptance date from the publisher.

The business and economics publication list used is the ADBC16 list.

A copy of the ERA10 list* can be used if the publication is not in the ABDC Deans list and is for top non-business publications only, as per the Guidelines, and can be obtained from the CBE Research Services Office.

*Note: If publications for non-business articles are on outlets that are not one of these two lists and you consider that they may be at an equivalent top level then they will be considered on a case by case basis.

All rewards from this scheme will go to your '03' Research Incentives Account. The reward is designed to support your research work as detailed in the expenditure guidelines below.

Research Incentives Account ('03') Expenditure Guidelines

If you have any questions about the scheme please contact the CBE Research Services Office.

Editing - Contribution to Editing of Publications Scheme

The College aims to support its full time staff in attaining top quality publications (A* & A) journals with the availability of this scheme to contribute towards editing costs.

The scheme also supports HDR (PhD and M/Phil) students in the final stages of their thesis prior to submission by providing support towards their thesis editing costs. This support is also available to studnets undertaking their theisis by a series of papers.

Please refer to the Guidelines for further information.

Once editing completed, please submit your application with your invoice  via email to the Research Services Office including the information required as noted in the 'How to apply' application information below. 

Please note: While the College's preference is to pay editors directly, reimbursement can be arranged.

If you have any questions, would like a list of possible editors, or a copy of the ERA10 list for non-business articles not listed in the ABDC16 list, please contact the CBE Research Services Office.

Grant editing support

Grant application editing

CBE Research Supervision Certificate and workshops


The College of Business and Economics expects all supervisors of research student to undertake training for this role. To this end the College offers the CBE Research Supervision Certificate for the completion of a series of workshops offered by the College on HDR supervision. 

The goal of the certificate program is to support CBE's HDR supervisors in undertaking this role with the provision of relevant and practical information with a CBE context.

Program structure:

The program consists of two workshops conducted on campus (lead by an external Education expert with a CBE context provided by the College and usually run early in the year); and the two day CBE HDR Retreat (formerly the PhD Camp, held off campus usually during the first week of second semester’s mid-semester break).

Staff members do not have to complete all parts of the program within the same academic year.

Program details:

While the content and times of the program may change each year the core format is as follows:

Workshop 1 Topic:  Supervisory Relationships and Expectations with CBE context

Workshop 2 Topic:  Milestones, Thesis Assessment and Examination with CBE context

CBE HDR Retreat Topic: A variety of topics are presented each year relevant for new
and experienced supervisors with CBE context

For further information regarding this program please contact the CBE Research Services Office

Further ANU support for HDR supervisors: TBC for 2017

As of 2016 ANU is offering a new supervision training workshop program that all ANU supervisors can attend. They are an expansion on the workshops in the CBE Supervision Certificate and can be attended individually or as a set. The College encourages all CBE supervisors to attend if possible. The workshop link is: ANU Research Training - Eventbright Registration.

Updated:   20 February 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team