Acceptance of research funding requires the execution of an agreement between ANU and the funding body and/or research collaborators.
Project work must not begin until the agreement/contract is fully executed by the correct delegates or the specified start date in the contract (whichever is later). Working on a project before the contract is in place will have negative implications for insurance and intellectual property, should any harm or new discoveries occur without the contract in place. Without a contract there is also no legal guarantee of funding.
Where to start
Requests for assistance should come through your local College Research Office. Requests from elsewhere will be directed back to the College Research Office for confirmation and submission.
Steps to Finalising your Research Contract