Tied Research Funds Policy


Staff members are encouraged to secure external research funding in support of their research and the University's strategic vision. Funding is often subject to an Agreement with the Funding Body, and requires the University to meet specific obligations. Research funds secured in this way are designated as research Tied Funds. The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear statement of the University's expectations, requirements and practices for the management of research Tied Funds.


This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Fraud and Corruption Control Policy: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/2803/

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2015/6095
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
    Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance)
    Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 10 August 2016
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 12 August 2016
    Related Policies Financial Management Policy

    Financial Management of Tied Research Funds Procedures

    Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies

    Policy External Funding Deeds

    Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

    Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

    Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

    Effective from 5 February 2021
    Review Date 4 February 2024
    Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services

Please refer to the Policy Directory for the latest version.