Externally-Funded Researcher Support Policy


Research Fellows and Grant Funded Researchers play a vital role in the University, and contribute to a vibrant research culture that characterises our research-intensive institution. The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear statement of the varied ways in which the University will support its externally-funded researchers, including providing financial support where it is necessary and appropriate, under this Policy.

As employees of the University, these researchers enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions, including opportunities for career development and advancement, and access to high-end research facilities and a cohort of talented higher degree by research students.

The University encourages employees to apply for Research Fellowships.

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2015/6096
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
    Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
    Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 10 August 2016
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 4 February 2021
    Related Policies Promotion Policy and Guidelines (Academic Staff and Titleholders)

    External Funding Deeds

    Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

    Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

    Conferral of Honorary Roles Policy

    Remuneration and Employee Benefits Policy

    Recruitment Policy

    Procedures to Implement Salary Supplementation for Research Fellows

    The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement

    Superceded Policies Externally-Funded Research-Only Staff: Salary Shortfalls Contribution Policy (2009)
    Effective from 4 February 2021
    Review Date 3 February 2024
    Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services, tel: 8313 5551.

Please refer to the Policy Directory for the latest version.