Round Status: Open

The Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) grants scheme is a competitive scheme for infrastructure/equipment funding. Central MEI funding will account for a maximum of 65% of the quoted price or the invoiced price (whichever is the lesser) for any successful application. Each application for MEI funding must include a contribution from Schools/Centres/Faculties/Institutes, and/or the Faculty/Institute NHMRC Equipment Grant Allocation, equivalent to at least 35% of the total value.
The NHMRC Equipment Grant is allocated to UQ on a pro rata basis according to our share of the total funding awarded by the NHMRC. It will be distributed broadly on a pro rata basis amongst those Faculties and Institutes that have generated it. Faculties/Institutes will be advised directly of their NHMRC Equipment Grant allocation by UQ Research & Innovation. The NHMRC Equipment Grant does not require co-funding of applications.

The following are the key round dates for 2018 Major Equipment & Infrastructure (MEI) and 2017 NHMRC Equipment Grant:

Round opens (scheme documentation released):  25 September 2017
Full applications (UQR&I deadline):   17 November 2017*

*This is the due date for submission of completed proposals and Faculty/Institute recommendations and rankings to UQR&I. Applicants should be aware that Faculties/Institutes will require applications to be submitted for assessment and ranking prior to this date. Please contact your Faculty/Institute Research Liaison for details.

  • Step 1: Join the UQR&I Mailing List. Official announcements and UQR&I updates regarding the scheme will be sent via the Mailing List.
  • Step 2: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ documentation (see below).
  • Step 3: After familiarising yourself with the eligibility and selection criteria, complete the UQ MEI & NHMRC Equipment Application Form with accompanying supplementary attachments as specified in the form. 
  • Step 4: Submit your completed online application, including the required PDF uploads to the relevant Faculty/Institute via the online system.

Using UQR&I Online Forms:

  • To create an application, navigate to the UQR&I Online Forms Log in page:
  • Log in and navigate to the 'Home' page.  Use the 'New Form' link on the left of the screen to create a new application.
  • Select 'UQ Major Equipment & Infrastructure (MEI) 2018 & NHMRC Equipment Grants 2017' as the application form type, then begin completing your proposal.  
  • Complete sections A to F as required.
  • Once complete, the Application Form should be validated and submitted to the Faculty/Institute.

Applicants may request access to previously successful funding applications using the UQR&I Grants Library Access Form.

For further information on the scheme please contact UQR&I at

No Workshops or Information Sessions are currently scheduled for this scheme. Please contact UQR&I with any queries (

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