Important funding application dates

  1. ARC linkage LP15 information
  2. ARC Discovery Program - DP16, DE16, IN16 & FL15
  3. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – grand challenges explorations round 14
  4. Rural Research & Development for Profit Programme
  5. VicHealth Innovation Research Grants

1. ARC Linkage Projects (LP15) information

Funding rules

The 2014-2016 funding rules for the ARC Linkage Program schemes commencing in 2014-2016 are now available on the ARC website (pdf, 747kb).

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

LP15 Applications Open in RMS 2.0: 16 September 2014 

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 under Grant forms. This form requires Executive Dean/Director sign-off before submission to research.funding@federation.edu.au.

Additional resources

ARC guidance material and funding rules can be found at Linkage Projects website.

Deadlines

GEOI

Internal Budget and Compliance Review Deadline

Return to Researcher

Grant Approval Coversheet
and ARC Certification Form

Final Submission via RMS 2.0

ARC Close

Thurs 31 July

Mon 20 Oct

Fri 24 Oct

Mon 3 Nov

12 noon -
Mon 10th Nov

5pm -
Wed 12th Nov

More information

If you have any queries regarding the Linkage Program, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

2. ARC Discovery Programs - DP16, DE16, IN16 & FL15

Funding rules

The funding rules for the Discovery Program commencing in 2016 have now been released by the ARC, see further details below.  This incorporates the funding rules for:

  • Discovery Projects (DP16) 
  • DECRA (DE16)
  • Discovery Indigenous (IN16)
  • Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL15)

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

Additional resources

Read more about the scheme at the Discovery Projects website.

Deadlines

Please note the important dates below, including the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form internal deadline, due to research.funding@federation.edu.au by:

Scheme

Release of Funding Rules

GEOI due at Research Funding

Proposals Open in RMS2.0

Internal Compliance Review

Proposals Close at ARC

Discovery Projects (DP16)

13 Oct 2014

7 Nov 2014

Dec 2014

4 Feb 2015

4 Mar 2015

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE16)

13 Oct 2014

28 Nov 2014

Early Feb 2015

25 Feb 2015

25 Mar 2015

Discovery Indigenous (IN16)

13 Oct 2014

21 Nov 2014

Jan 2015

2 March 2015

1 Apr 2015

Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL15) for funding commencing in 2015

13 Oct 2014

24 Oct 2014

15 Oct 2014

5 Nov 2014

26 Nov 2014

More information

If you have any queries regarding the Discovery Program, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

3. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges Explorations: round 14

Funding rules

The Bill and 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 on the Grand Challenges in Global Health website.

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

Additional resources

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. Go to LinkedIn and join the Global Health Innovation group.

Deadlines

If you would like to apply for this funding opportunity, please complete the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form found under Grant forms.

GEOI

Internal Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

26 Sept 2014

27 Oct 2014

4 Nov 2014

10 Nov 2014

12 Nov 2014 11.30am
US PST (13 Nov 2014 4.30am AEST)

More information

If you have any queries regarding the Grand Challenges Explorations, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

4. Rural R&D for Profit Programme

Who can apply

The programme will be open to applications from Research Development Corporations (RDCs), which must collaborate with other partners such as researchers, funding agencies, universities, producer groups and the private sector.

If you have an idea or a proposal you think could be researched, developed or adapted for use in agriculture, fisheries or forestry get in touch with one or more of the 15 RDCs at Council of Rural Research & Development Corporations (CRRDC) website. They will be seeking ideas and partners to access the funding.

Deadlines

GEOI Form

Internal Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

7 Nov 2014

1 Dec 2014

5 Dec 2014

12 Dec 2014

15 Dec 2014

More information

The programme guidelines outline the funding priorities for round one and other programme requirements, and are available on our website at the Rural Research and Development for Profit website.

5. VicHealth Innovation Research Grants

Stage 1:

Expression of Interest applications for the VicHealth Innovation Research Grants opened at 9am, Monday 3 November 2014 and close 11pm, Friday 14 November 2014

Apply for your grant at the VicHealth website.

Deadlines

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

Please note the important dates below, including the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form internal deadline, due to research.funding@federation.edu.au by:

GEOI Form

Internal Review Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Internal Submission Deadline

External Deadline

ASAP

10 Nov 2014

12 Nov 2014

n/a

14 Nov 2014 – 11pm

As this is an online application, it would be anticipated that applicants would submit their own application directly to VicHealth. Applicants are requested to send a final copy of the application by Monday 17 Nov 2014.

More information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact Tara Harle at research.funding@federation.edu.au.