The following resources may be useful when preparing research grant applications.
Grant budget tools and resources
Your financial consultant can assist with various aspects of grant budget preparations, including clarifying grant GST.
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Overheads and indirect costs
Wherever possible, overheads/indirect costs must be included in your budget. These costs allow the University to recover the full costs of conducting the research. The funder will generally provide guidance on whether overheads/indirect costs can be included in the budget. If they permit a certain amount then this must be included. If they do not specify the amount, please refer to the Research Grant Overheads Charge Guidelines to ensure the appropriate costs are included. On occasion, a researcher may need to request an overheads/indirect cost waiver from the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor (SDVC). Please send all waiver requests to your Research Grants Officer, who will coordinate the request with the SDVC.
Personnel and salaries
Calculate staff costs with the help of these salary scales and rate guides:
- GU Research Assistant/Fellow classifications
- 2018 Salary scales for ARC applications
- Griffith Academic, General and Casual Rates (login required)
- ATO Standard Per Diem Rates
Please note: Fixed-term staff may be entitled to severance pay at the end of their contract. If you’re budgeting for a fixed-term employee as part of your application, contact your HR advisor to seek information about severance pay entitlements.
Fields of Research and Socio-economic objective classification codes
Fields of Research classification categorises research and development activity, as well as other activity within the higher education sector. Socio-economic classification allows research and development data to be classified according to the researcher’s perceived purpose.
Download Fields of Research and Socio-economic objective classification codes
Research definitions - Australian Standard Research Classification
There are four types of activity applicable to research and development and are recognised as pure, strategic, applied and experimental development.