Applying for and managing an ARC grant

The round specific information and resources found below are designed to assist researchers and research administrators who are preparing ARC applications in the following schemes. Here you’ll find information and links to key documents applicants will need to read, along with a variety of tip sheets, templates and other resources created by the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

Open schemes

ARC Linkage projects

The Linkage Projects scheme promotes national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders in research and innovation including higher education institutions, government, business, industry and end-users. Research and development is undertaken to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.

To facilitate successful collaboration between higher education institutions and other parts of the innovation system, Linkage Projects proposals can be submitted at any time and funding outcomes are announced within six months of proposal submission.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The Linkage Projects scheme provides funding to Eligible Organisations to support research and development (R&D) projects which:

  • are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system
  • are undertaken to acquire new knowledge, and
  • involve risk or innovation.

Proposals for funding under the Linkage Projects scheme must include at least one Partner Organisation. The Partner Organisation must make a contribution in cash and/or in kind to the project. The combined Partner Organisation contributions for a Proposal (i.e. the total of the cash and in-kind contributions of the Partner Organisations) must at least match the total funding requested from the ARC.

The objectives of the Linkage Projects scheme are to:

  • support the initiation and/or development of long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry and other research end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, commercial, social or cultural benefits
  • provide opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research
  • encourage growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system
  • build the scale and focus of research in the national Science and Research Priorities.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest

Submit an EOI to the relevant Grant Support Panel at least 6 weeks prior to your expected submission date

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal Review and Feedback

Once your application is ready for compliance review please advise ORD-grants@curtin.edu.au. You will need to allow approximately two weeks for this review and any associated amendments/changes.

 

  1. Request not to assess

Note: Contact ORD-grants@curtin.edu.au at least 3 weeks prior to your intended submission date if you wish to submit a request not to assess.

 

  1. Final Submission

The final copy of the application should be submitted to the Research Office in RMS and all certification forms submitted to ORD-grants@curtin.edu.au. ORD will then arrange final submission to the ARC.

 

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Key ARC documents and Information

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

 

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

 

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

 

 

Closed Schemes

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The scheme enables higher education researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.

The scheme also fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international or national research facilities.

Under the scheme, applicants may seek funding for:

  • infrastructure, equipment and facility purchases, construction and installation
  • salaries directly associated with creating and installing infrastructure, equipment or facilities
  • consortium membership costs, in the case of Australia’s participation in the use of significant international-scale or national research facilities
  • specialised computing/data facilities and software
  • compilations, catalogues, clearing houses or bibliographies.

Objectives

The objectives of the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme are to:

  • encourage Eligible Organisations to develop collaborative arrangements with other Eligible Organisations, higher education institutions and/or their Partner Organisations to develop and support research infrastructure
  • support large-scale national or international cooperative initiatives thereby allowing expensive research infrastructure to be shared and/or accessed
  • support areas of existing and/or emerging research strength
  • support and develop research infrastructure for the broader research community.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to your relevant Faculty Dean of Research (details below) and ORD ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au 10 January 2018

 

Faculty Dean of Research contacts:

Faculty of Science and Engineering     C.Buckley@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                   T.Falkmer@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                           T.Dolin@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                        Fran.Ackermann@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal Deadline for ORD Review 01 March 2018
  2. Internal Deadline for Request not to assess forms to ORD 09 March 2018
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS is 21 March 2018

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities

Researchers may be eligible to apply if they have been awarded a PhD within five years, or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals 12 February 2018
  2. Internal deadline for Request Not to Assess 26 February 2018
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS 7 March 2018

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

 

ARC Discovery Projects

The Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by Individual researchers or research teams.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The objectives of the Discovery Projects scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
  • encourage research and research training
  • enhance international collaboration in research
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals Wednesday 17 January 2018
  2. Internal deadline for Request Not to Assess Monday 5 February 2018
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS Tuesday 13 February 2018

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Key ARC documents and Information

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries. This dynamic program will:

  • Fund research hubs and research training centres
  • Support Higher degree by Research students and postdoctoral researchers in gaining real-world practical skills and experience through placement in industry

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme engages Australia’s best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. The scheme supports collaborative research activity, between the Australian higher education sector and industry, designed to focus on strategic outcomes that are not independently realisable.

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme provides funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting-edge research on new technologies and economic, commercial and social transformation which support the development of research outcomes that benefit industry partners in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC that are updated from round to round

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme are to:

  • encourage collaborative R&D projects between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector that will solve challenging industry issues relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness within key growth sectors
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users.

research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training, for end-user focused research industries that are vital to Australia’s future.

The Industrial Transformation Training Priorities are research areas identified by the ARC that are updated from round to round. The current Industrial Transformation Priorities are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals.

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme are to:

  • foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors
  • enhance competitive research collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector
  • strengthen the capabilities of industries and other research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals is 1 November 2017
  2. Internal deadline for Request not to assess forms to ORD 13 November 2017
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS is 22 November 2017

Help

For applicatiohttp://www.arc.gov.au n assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Key ARC documents and Information

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

 

ARC Future Fellowships

The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

At present many highly qualified mid-career researchers choose to work overseas to further their careers due to lack of opportunities in Australia. The Future Fellowships scheme addresses this problem and will significantly boost Australia’s research and innovation capacity in areas of national importance.

Future Fellowships provide four-year fellowships to outstanding Australian mid-career researchers. In addition, the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $50 000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow’s research.

The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • ensure that outstanding mid-career researchers are recruited and retained by Administering Organisations in  continuing academic positions
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines
  • support research in Science and Research Priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia
  • strengthen Australia’s research capacity by supporting innovative, internationally competitive research.

The Future Fellowships scheme encourages proposals from researchers working in areas of national priority. Preference will be given to those researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration across industry and/or research institutions and/or with other disciplines.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals 3 November 2017
  2. Internal deadline for Request Not to Assess 6 November 2017
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS 17 November 2017

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Key ARC documents and Information

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

ARC Centres of Excellence for Funding in 2020

ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in research areas of national priority.

Through the ARC Centres of Excellence, significant collaborations occur between universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses in Australia and overseas, all to support outstanding research.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The objectives for the ARC Centres of Excellence are to:

  • undertake highly innovative and potentially transformational research that aims to achieve international standing in the fields of research envisaged and leads to a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge
  • link existing Australian research strengths and build critical mass with new capacity for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to address the most challenging and significant research problems
  • develop relationships and build new networks with major national and international centres and research programs to help strengthen research, achieve global competitiveness and gain recognition for Australian research
  • build Australia’s human capacity in a range of research areas by attracting and retaining, from within Australia and abroad, researchers of high international standing as well as the most promising research students
  • provide high-quality postgraduate and postdoctoral training environments for the next generation of researchers
  • offer Australian researchers opportunities to work on large-scale problems over long periods of time
  • establish Centres that have an impact on the wider community through interaction with higher education institutes, governments, industry and the private and non-profit sector.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. ARC Funding Rules released May 2018
  2. Internal Deadline for ORD Review 28 May 2018
  3. Internal Deadline for Request not to assess forms to ORD TBC
  4. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS is 13 June 2018

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

 

ARC Discovery Indigenous

The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to Administering Organisations to support research programmes led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research caacity of higher degree research and early career researchers.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The objectives of the Discovery Indigenous scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research and research training by Indigenous Australian researchers as individuals and as teams
  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian researchers
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals 2 March 2018
  2. Internal deadline for Request Not to Assess 12 March 2018
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS 23 March 2018

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au

ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Commonwealth’s commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.

Open to applications from outstanding researchers of international repute, the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme encourages proposals involving Australian or international researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.

See below for further details about this scheme.

Overview

The objectives of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme are to:

  • attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation
  • support ground-breaking, internationally competitive research
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers
  • forge strong links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Key Dates

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest to the relevant Grant Support Panel October 2 2017

Health – Tegan.McNab@curtin.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences – Tim.Pitman@curtin.edu.au

Science – Grant-review@curtin.edu.au

Engineering – t.lucey@curtin.edu.au

  1. Internal deadline for review of draft proposals 23 October 2017
  2. Internal deadline for Request Not to Assess 24 October 2017
  3. Deadline for submission of completed applications to ORD via RMS 6 November 2017

Help

For application assistance please contact ORD Grants@curtin.edu.au

If you are unsure which Panel to submit to contact Grant-Review@curtin.edu.au

Resources

Key ARC documents and Information

Additional Documentation can be found on the ARC website including;

Funding Rules

Instructions to Applicants

Sample Application form

RMS Minimum System Requirements

RMS 2.0 will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

RMS 2.0 User Guides

Curtin Forms

Coming soon

Costing your project

For queries on how to cost your project please contact your Faculty related Research Support Team:

Faculty of Science and Engineering    ord-support-sae@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences                  ord-support-hth@curtin.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities                          ord-support-hum@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Business School                       ord-support-cbs@curtin.edu.au