Resources for research

The UNSW Business School is committed to providing our staff and research students with a well-resourced environment in which they undertake their research. We offer excellent research facilities and financial support.

Resources for staff & research students


The Business School currently subscribes to a variety of financial datasets commonly used by many of the world's top researchers. These subscriptions are designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for the Business School's researchers to be able to produce world class research outputs in the financial disciplines.

Experimental Research Laboratory

The Business School Experimental Research Laboratory (BizLab) is a state-of-the-art facility for conducting controlled experiments and simulations in business and economics.

Seminar series

The Business School conducts a series of research seminars throughout the year. The seminar series provides an excellent opportunity to network with scholars from Australia and overseas who are acknowledged as leaders in the field of business undertaking cutting edge research.

International visitors

International visitors are a part of how we stay at the leading edge of research. Each year, the Business School hosts hundreds of international visitors.

Human research ethics

Research undertaken by staff and students that is considered to have minimal or higher ethical impact must receive approval from either the Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel (HREA) or the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Information for UNSW Business School staff and students on applying for ethics approval is available on the intranet. Further information on UNSW Research Ethics and Compliance Support is available on the RECS webpage.

Additional resources for staff

(Additional details, guidelines and forms for these resources are available on the intranet.)

Internal grants

The internal grant scheme is designed to provide seed funding to support research that will ultimately be the subject of applications for funding from external schemes (eg. the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage programs). The grants are partly a mentoring mechanism to introduce junior members of staff, in particular early career researchers, to the procedures needed to successfully compete for larger external funding. Funding per grant up to $25,000.

Support for applying for external grants

In addition to support available from UNSW's Research Strategy and Partnerships Office and Grants Management Office, the Business School provides assistance to staff applying for external funding. Professor Alan Johnson provides seminars to assist researchers at the Business School interested in applying for ARC Grants. The ARC Application Incentive Scheme provides up to $2,000 to assist with the expenses associated with submitting an ARC or equivalent application. The grant readers program assists applicants in seeking feedback on their draft application prior to submission.

Support for external grant holders

The Business School provides direct support to members of staff who are successful in obtaining an ARC Grant (or competitive grant of equivalent standing) of at least three years duration. Support of up to $35,000 may be provided to fund the equivalent of one full time session of teaching relief per grant, subject to the approval of the Head of School.

Conference travel funding

The Business School provides funding to academic staff who wish to present a paper overseas at a leading international conference. Funding of up to $3,000 is available to eligible staff members every year (conditions apply). The Business School Disciplinary Schools provide additional funding to their staff members for overseas and domestic conference travel.

Awards for research excellence

The Business School awards $2,500 each to up to five junior members of staff who have made an outstanding achievement in research every year. Outstanding achievements may include an outstanding journal publication for a person of their rank in the discipline, a large number of quality publications, and/or recognition of research excellence from some outside body.

Additional resources for research students

Resources and information for postgraduate research students can be found on the UNSW Graduate Research School website. These resources include scholarships for living expenses and funding for conference travel. The UNSW Business School provides supplementary scholarship opportunities. Additional resources are available for research students from each School.