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ANU Staff Forum | Grow your Funding Base: Working with Tenders

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Fred Gruen Seminar Room

H.W Arndt Building (Building 25A)

ANU College of Business & Economics

Acton, ACT 2601

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As the inaugural event of the Research & Innovation Portfolio's Leadership Series, this forum is an opportunity for ANU researchers to hear about the benefits and support mechanisms available when applying for tenders.

This forum is the perfect opportunity for ANU researchers who are interested in diversifying their research funding opportunities, and want to learn more about the tender proposal and delivery process.

Why tenders?

As part of the University's strategy to diversify its funding, tenders offer an opportunity for ANU researchers to apply their research and expertise to projects with Industry and Government partners. Tenders provide access to a range of project opportunities for ANU researchers, such as contract research, executive education courses and consulting. Projects won through tenders often lead to research collaborations and research outcomes such as access to project data and publications.

How can I be involved?

The forum will feature a number of experienced ANU researchers and professional staff who will share their extensive knowledge in writing tender proposals, and successfully delivering the projects that they generate.

The speakers will discuss a range of topics with the audience, including:

  • How do I find tenders to apply for?;

  • What are the financial and research benefits I can gain through working on a tender?;

  • How can I lead or be a part of a cross-disciplinary tender?

  • How can I increase my chances of success when writing a tender?;

  • What support is available to assist with the preparation of a tender?

  • What support is available to assist with the professional delivery of the resulting project?

What are tenders?

Government agencies and private entities regularly go to market to secure skills, services and/or expertise to deliver specific projects. To do so, they regularly request tenders (also referred to as quotations and proposals). With government agencies, this process is usually public and competitive to ensure transparency with use of taxpayers’ funds. Most universities respond to tenders in order to secure contract research, consulting and executive education project. The scale of projects secured through tenders can run for a variety of time periods, from a few days to years, and may require cross-disciplinary expertise. This is why preparing tenders is different to preparing grants.


A detailed program with a list of speakers will follow.

Kind regards,

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall

ANU Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation)

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ANU College of Business & Economics

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