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.

RMO File No. 2015/6096
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Responsible policy officer Director, Research Branch
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Superceded Policies Externally-Funded Research-Only Staff: Salary Shortfalls Contribution Policy (2009)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 Director, Research Services, tel: 8313 5551.

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