Congratulations to the successful recipients of the 2021 UOW Major Equipment Grants (MEG) scheme and a special thank you to all who applied. A total of $1.65M has been awarded to our successful MEG recipients in 2021. This funding is from the additional 2021 Research Support Program (RSP) funding allocation provided to UOW by the Federal Government, as announced by DVC-RI, Professor Jennifer L. Martin, in April this year.

There was an almost 200% increase in the number of applications submitted this round when compared to the number of applications submitted in the previous MEG round in 2019, which meant total funding requested far exceeded the $1.65M in funding available.

A total of 14 MEG grants were awarded across the two streams, with seven Stream 1 grants awarded to fund small items of research equipment; and seven Stream 2 grants awarded to purchase major equipment. The research equipment to be purchased will be of immediate benefit to in excess of 150 UOW Primary Users and their HDR Students and associated Technical Staff.

A list of the successful applicants has been added to the Research & Innovation Division’s Internal grant schemes intranet page.