Courses & Units

Grant Writing For Scientific Research KLA708



This unit is only available to students enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Research (X5A).


Obtaining project funding is critical for a successful career in research. In this unit, postgraduate research  students will gain an insight into the research funding environment in Australia. The unit will offer students the essential skills needed to develop a funding application in an important area of research.

Different types of grants (including fellowships and research project schemes offered by government and industry) will be discussed and the process of preparing an application will be practiced in several steps. Skills will be developed in identifying relevant research topics, appropriate funding bodies and developing project budgets. The major assessment will allow those skills to be practiced through development of a research proposal.


Unit name Grant Writing For Scientific Research
Unit code KLA708
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Dr Karen Barry

Teaching staff

Other staff from the School of Land and Food, Faculty of SET and the Office of Research.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100705

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Teaching Pattern

Semester 5 (Spring), 2.5 days intensive sessions.


Assessments including: two preliminary assessments (40%) grant proposal (60%)

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