Research Grants and Business Development team

The Research Grants and Business Development (RGBD) team aims to provide high-quality coordination and administration of research grants and business development services, right through from project conception to project completion. 

Our services include:

  • identifying and providing advice on funding opportunities
  • providing a first point of contact for external clients seeking knowledge on the University's capability and capacity to undertake projects
  • assisting with proposal and budget development for:
    • quotes
    • tenders
    • consultancies
    • externally funded research-related activity
    • coordinating major grants rounds and cross faculty/institution bids
    • contract/agreement development (using existing CDU templates), review and negotiation
  • assisting you to manage your grants/projects by providing post-award administration services, including:
    • milestone reminders
    • project invoicing
    • contract variations and sub-contracts
    • assisting to meet compliance with funding body requirements
    • supporting the coordination of financial reports and acquittals (with other relevant administrative areas in the University)
    • provision of factsheets to assist you with the preparation of proposals, budgets, etc
    • the administration of projects records within PURE (the University's research management system) including reporting on external funding generated through research grants and business development activity.

Contact us

RGBD staff are available to assist you with your research grants and business development needs.

Manager, Research Grants and Business Development
Sharon McGregor
T: 08 8946 7366
E: sharon.mcgregor@cdu.edu.au
Research Administration Officer
Fiona McGee
T: 08 8946 6857
E: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
Senior Research Grants and Business Development Officer
Hemali Seneviratne
T: 08 8946 7064
E: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
Research Grants and Business Development Officer
Philip Brewer 
T: 08 8946 6734
E: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
RGBD Projects Officer
Debby Mauger
T:08 8946 7541
VET Business Development Officer
Mona Ulak
T: 08 8959 5391
E: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
Post Award Officer
Analyn Vargas
T: 08 8946 7086
E: irma@cdu.edu.au
Short Courses Coordinator
<Vacant>
T: 08 8946 6065
E: shortcourses@cdu.edu.au
Contracts Officer (On Maternity Leave)
Dineli Ranaraja-Ranasinghe
T: 08 8946 7541
E: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
Short Courses Administration Assistant
Samara Glazbrook
T: 08 8946 7189
E: shortcourses@cdu.edu.au

Email: RGBD@cdu.edu.au
IRMA and PURE related emails: irma@cdu.edu.au