Important funding application dates

1. ARC linkage LP15 information

2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation –grand challenges explorations round 14

3. The CASS Foundation - medicine/science grants 2014

4. R&D project funding opportunities

5. ARC and NHMRC up-coming scheme dates

1. ARC linkage LP 15 information

Funding rules for ARC linkage program 2014-2016 

The funding rules for the ARC Linkage Program schemes commencing in 2014-2016 are now available on the ARC website at http://www.arc.gov.au/pdf/LP15/Linkage%20Program%20Funding%20Rules%202014-16.pdf .

The LP15 scheme is scheduled to open in RMS in Mid-September.  Closing dates and internal deadlines are TBA. 

If you have any queries regarding the Linkage Program please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au .

ARC linkage project (LP15) applications

Call out for Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI)

If you are considering applying for an ARC Linkage Project in the upcoming round, please complete the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form found at http://federation.edu.au/research-and-innovation/research-funding/grants-forms.  This form requires Executive Dean/Director sign off before submission to research.funding@federation.edu.au.

Researchers intending on developing a Linkage proposal are strongly encouraged to speak with their Exec Dean/ADR/Head to discuss plans, funding partners, budgets, etc. as well as internal Faculty deadlines.

GEOI forms due to research.funding@federation.edu.au: Thurs 31st July 2014

LP15 Applications Open in RMS: TBA (Approx. End of September 2014)

LP15 Applications Close in RMS: TBA (Approx. Mid-November 2014)

Download Costing Pro Forma - ARC Linkage - last updated 15/09/2014 (xlsx, 816kb)

ARC guidance material and funding rules can be found at http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/lp/lp_default.htm .

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au

2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – grand challenges explorations round 14

GEOI

Internal Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

26/09/14

27/10/14

4/11/14

10/11/14

12/11/14 11.30am US PST (13/11/14 4.30am AEST)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organisation, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations as well as for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online from September 4, 2014 until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:

-    Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.
-    New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
-    New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
-    Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
-    Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
-    New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.

The Foundation is looking to receive innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply.

Please also note the Global Health Innovation Group on LinkedIn. Developed in collaboration with Grand Challenges Canada, this group offers a platform to connect and communicate with innovators from around the world. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can join and make use of this forum.

If you would like to apply for this funding opportunity, please complete the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form found at http://federation.edu.au/research-and-innovation/research-funding/grants-forms .

Please email any queries to research.funding@federation.edu.au .

3. The CASS Foundation – medicine/science grants 2014

Applications for the 2014 CASS Science/Medicine grant round are now open.  If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please read the funding rules and application form found at http://www.cassfoundation.org/index.php/grants-3/medicine-science/status .  The deadline dates for this round are as follows:

GEOI due

Internal Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Submission

External Deadline

28/09/2014

04/09/2014

09/09/2014

3pm 11/09/2014

12/09/2014

The Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) formand Grant Approval Coversheet form can be found at http://federation.edu.au/research-and-innovation/research-funding/grants-forms .

The Costing Pro Forma for Contract Researchcan be found at http://federation.edu.au/research-and-innovation/research-funding/finance .

Please email any queries to research.funding@federation.edu.au .

4. R&D project funding opportunities

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) - Expressions of Interest

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) invites the submission of research proposals, including multi-year partnerships & addressing identified industry research priorities.

FWPA is an unlisted public company (limited by guarantee) that provides national, integrated promotion, research and development services for the Australian forest and wood products industry.

As a rural research and development corporation, the Company receives matching funds from the Commonwealth government for its R&D activities. FWPA is also listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register and is rated as a Category One R&D funder.

FWPA's activities are driven by its 5-year strategic plan, annual operating plan and R&D investment plans. Each investment plan provides details of industry outcomes expected from successfully completed projects in addition to guidance regarding the level of available FWPA funding within each priority area.

Total FWPA R&D funding of $10-12 million is potentially available over the next five years.

Preference will be directed towards proposals that strongly align to FWPA's corporate mission and contain significant levels of co-investment by project partners and collaborators.

Initial expression of interest applications must outline areas of interest, key competencies and alignment to FWPA's investment activities.

The Research Funding Team internal dates for this expression of interest application are as follows:

GEOI Due

 Internal Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Submission

External Deadline

15/08/2014

9am 22/08/2014

27/08/2014

9am 29/08/2014

29/08/2014

Please note that this Expression of Interest will be treated similarly to a formal funding application.  Please submit a Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form for approval prior to beginning work on this submission.  A Grant Approval Coversheet form however will NOT be required until full application stage.

More information can be found at http://www.fwpa.com.au/news-and-events/latest-news/417-r-d-project-funding-opportunities-expressions-of-interest.html If you have any questions please contact the Research Funding Team on research.funding@federation.edu.au  

5. ARC and NHMRC up-coming scheme dates

ARC Scheme Name

GEOI Deadline

Applications Open

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

04/04/2014

TBA

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

04/04/2014

TBA

Centres of Excellence

28/04/2014

TBA

NHMRC Scheme Name

GEOI Deadline

Applications Open

Postgraduate Scholarships

28/03/2014

30/04/2014

Partnership Projects

28/03/2014

NOW OPEN

TRIP Fellowships

21/03/2014

NOW OPEN

Last updated: 15/09/2014