Support for SOVS research staff

Requesting support

If you need information or support with a grant application, please email the SOVS research support team Debbie and Marvin at as soon as possible – ideally a few weeks in advance, especially if you would like some assistance with your budget or application. Debbie needs to enter budgets into the UoA template before applications are submitted into InfoEd; this template includes all overheads and salary-related costs. She can also assist with MOUs, grant guidelines, and eligibility.

Application process

1.  Advise Debbie / Marvin at and have your budget checked as soon as possible
2. Organise two peer reviews of your application
3. Ideally draft applications will be submitted for review at a research meeting at least two weeks prior to the internal deadline
4. Register your application in the funder’s portal where applicable
5. The University requires 7 working days for quality assurance checks prior to the funders’ deadlines; submit your application into the Research Funding Module by the internal deadline
Submit your application into the funder’s portal or email it to by the internal deadline (as per the funding call guidelines)

Upcoming deadlines can be found here.

Research meetings

The upcoming research meetings are listed below. If you have a topic to suggest for discussion or would like a funding application reviewed at an upcoming research meeting, please contact Sam Schwarzkopf (

Date                         Room                Lab / Topic
Thur 19/12/2019        505-364               Steven

Wed 29/01/2020       Manaakitia            Summer students & Marsden grants
Thur 20/02/2020        505-364                TBC
Wed 04/03/2020        505-364               John
Thur 19/03/2020        Manaakitia           Steven
Wed 01/04/2020        Manaakitia           Misha
Thur 23/04/2020        Manaakitia           ARVO & VSS preparation
Wed 13/05/2020        –                          No meeting due to VSS conference
Thur 28/05/2020        505-364                Monica