To obtain department and institutional approval for an external research funding application, researchers must complete the External Funding Application Checklist which is available in the AU Research Portal.
To complete the External Funding Application checklist, login to the AU Research Portal using your email address and password and refer to the instructions below.
NOTE: To obtain an AU Research Portal account, please refer to Create an Account
Once logged in to the AU Research Portal, click “APPLY NEW”, on your Home Screen.
A list of applications will appear. Select the name of the application form you wish to complete and click on the title to open. In this case, choose the “External Funding Application Checklist”.
Once the application opens, you will notice a number of tabs across the top of the page. You only need to complete three of them. The other tabs will be populated with information you have provided in the funding application by the Research Centre
The three tabs you must complete are:
These three tabs constitute the complete “checklist” and must be completed before the application can be submitted for departmental and institutional review and approval.
Please remember to SAVE before you leave each tab.
Steps to complete the External Funding Application Checklist
Step 1 – Complete “Project Info Tab”
NOTE: Related Certifications section will be addressed once the funding has been secured.
SAVE and click on the “External Funding Application Checklist” Tab
Step 2 – Complete the “External Funding Application Checklist” Tab
Click on each sub-tab and address each question.
NOTE: All questions require responses. If the question is a yes/no question and the response does not require explanation, simply respond “n/a”.
SAVE and click on the “Attachments” Tab
Step 3 – Complete the “Attachments” Tab
Step 4 – Submit the application
If you are unable to submit the application, check the “Errors” tab. The Errors tab will list missed questions that are required for submission. The Errors tab will disappear once the questions have been addressed. The application can then be submitted for processing.
The AU Research Portal enables you to follow the application through the approval process by viewing the “Logs” tab within the application file.
For assistance, please contact the AU Research Portal Admin
Updated March 19 2015 by Student & Academic Services