ARC & NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI) for LE18

New ARC & NHMRC Application Process 2016/17

Continuous ARC Linkage Rounds 2016

Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs

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ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI) for LE18

Updated 16/11/2016

Notices of Intent are now open until 9th Dec 2016 for both FedUni and externally administered Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) LE18 proposals.  Internal and external timelines for LIEF are below.

ARC LIEF18 – Timelines

For All (FedUni or External Administered) Applications

*** please check Faculty/Centre requirements before submission to Research Funding

Due date

Stage

 

Fri 9 Dec 2016 (12noon)

LE18 NOI submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au

To be approved for development by ADR and DVCRI

VicLIEF18 EOI Portal (tbc)

  

Early Dec 2016

VicLIEF18 portal opens

 

End Jan 2017

VicLIEF18 portal closes (open for approx. 8 weeks)

 

8 Feb 2017

ARC - RMS proposals open

15 Feb 2017

FedUni External Review

Lead CI to submit draft application to research.funding@federation.edu.au for DVCRI Internal Review and External Review

22 Feb 2017

Reviewer comments returned to Lead CI

Research Funding Team forward comments to Lead CI

8 March 2017

Research Funding Compliance and Budget Review:

  • Submission-ready draft application,
  • finalised budget and
  • all reviewer comments (internal and   external)

submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au (one week turnaround)

29 March 2017

 

Final Submission:

  • Application submitted to RAO via   RMS
  • ‘LE18 Certification Form(s)’

submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au

  

Research Funding Team final check; arrange for DVCRI approval and sign off; Certification of final application

5 April 2017

ARC - RMS proposals close

Proposal submitted to ARC via RMS by Research Funding Team

If you are interested in applying for an LE18, please submit your Notice of Intent (available via the link below) to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the deadline.

FedUni LIEF 2018 NoI form (Word Doc, 191kb)

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New ARC & NHMRC application process 2016/17

Updated 11/10/2016

The 2016 Review of Research Services recommended that that Research Services establish a best practice ARC/NHMRC grants development program incorporating external peer review. The DVCRI Professor Leigh Sullivan has now approved the following process for all FedUni administered ARC & NHMRC grant applications.

For externally administered ARC and NHMRC grant applications, please submit the standard Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form which has been reviewed and approved by your ADR.

The benefits of undertaking a new process include:

  • To ensure that applicants are provided with appropriate support to develop their applications;
  • To ensure that applications are reviewed appropriately to ensure that, if they are to be submitted, they are of competitive quality; and
  • To ensure that FedUni’s reputation is not compromised by the submission of non-competitive applications, nor that undue time is spent on developing applications that are unlikely to be competitive.

The new process for the upcoming Discovery Programme (inc DP & DE) and NHMRC rounds is as follows:

  1. An Expression of Interest must be submitted to Research Services by 10am Monday 03 October. This EOI must be on the form provided via the links below. The DVCRI and the appropriate ADR will meet to decide EOI outcomes. If the EOI is approved to progress, the full application will need to pass through the following steps in order:
  2. Two peer reviews (arranged by applicant);
  3. An external review for comment and reviews for ARC applications, or internal reviewers for NHMRC applications (arranged by Research Services);
  4. Approval by the DVCRI to proceed to submission stage;
  5. Research Services compliance and budget check;
  6. Approval for final submission.

Expression of Interest (EOI) forms can be downloaded here:

Grant-EOI ARC NHMRC form v1 (pdf 230kb)

Grant-EOI ARC NHMRC form v1 (word doc 130kb)

Submission to the RO via RMS or RGMS is considered confirmation from the applicant that their proposal is ready for endorsement and submission to the funding body.

ARC Discovery Projects (DP18) & NHMRC Project Grants 2017 – Timelines

For Internal FedUni Administered Applications

Updated 11/10/2016

Due DateStage
ARCNHMRC 
03 Oct 2016 (10am)03 Oct 2016 (10am)Completed EOI and supporting documentation submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au (one week turnaround)
07 Oct 201607 Oct 2016Applicants advised of approval to develop proposal
17 Oct 2016 (2-4pm) ARC Workshop 2016 – Preparing for a Discovery Proposal
Oct-NovOct-DecInternal Review: Lead CI to send draft application to 2 x Internal Reviewers for feedback (as per EoI).
Nov 2016 Budget Proforma available
7 Dec 201611 Jan 2017Project Applications open on RMS / RGMS
16 Dec 2016 (12pm)20 Jan 2017 (12pm)
TBC

External Review: Submission-ready draft & indicative budget submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au (4 week turnaround for ARC inc. Christmas break & 2 week turnaround for NHMRC).
Late submissions will not be accepted.

13 Jan 201703 Feb 2017External Reviewer returns feedback to research funding; to be forwarded to applicants
15 Feb 201715 Feb 2017

ARC Request not to Assess Close
NHMRC Project Application RGMS minimum data deadline

02 Feb 2017  (12pm)16 Feb 2017 (12pm)

Internal Compliance and Budget Review:

  • Submission-ready draft,
  • finalised budget and
  • all reviewer comments (internal and external)

submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au for compliance and budget review (one week turnaround)

09 Feb 201723 Feb 2017Compliance and Budget review returned to researcher
24 Feb 2017  (12pm)10 March 2017 (12pm)Final Submission: Application, Grant Approval Coversheet (GAC) and ‘DP18 Certification Form(s)’ / ‘NHMRC endorsement emails’ submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au
  Research Funding final check; arrange for DVCRI approval and sign off; Certification of final application
01 March 201715 March 2017Proposal submitted to ARC /  NHMRC by Research Services

Late applications will not be accepted unless exceptional circumstances apply, and have been pre-approved by both the Faculty and the DVCRI. However, Research Services staff can be contacted at any time during the process to discuss any aspect of an application.

Any questions or concerns regarding the new process can be directed to Tina D’Urbano, Team Leader Research Funding (research.funding@federation.edu.au).

For Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs please scroll below.

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Continuous ARC Linkage Rounds 2016

Updated 25/11/2016

As of 1 July 2016, the Australian Research Council (ARC) changed the way they run the Linkage Projects (LP) Scheme, to move it from an annual round to a continuous application round.

The ARC Linkage Project time frames have recently been updated to align with the new ARC and NHMRC process . Please ensure you submit your ARC/NHMRC Grant EOI well in advance of your planned submission date as per below.

For externally administered ARC and NHMRC grant applications, please submit the standard Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form which has been reviewed and approved by your ADR.

Process for FedUni administered proposals

  1. Lead FedUni Investigator Submits ARC/NHMRC Grant EOI to Research Services.
  2. Receives Authorisation within 2 weeks from DVCRI and Faculty ADR to develop application.
  3. Lead FedUni Investigator drafts application and incorporates comments from two peer reviewers.
  4. Lead FedUni Investigator submits submission-ready draft with indicative budget and two peer reviewer comments to research.funding@federation.edu.au for External Review.
  5. External review comments returned to Lead FedUni Investigator (2-4 weeks).
  6. Lead FedUni Investigator informs Research Funding Team of probable final submission date.
  7. Researcher submits amended and final submission-ready draft with indicative budget and reviewer comments to research.funding@federation.edu.au. Compliance & budget review returned within 5 business days.
  8. DVCRI authorises submission and Research Funding Team submits to the ARC (5 business days).

The following supporting docs must also be submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au with the final application (see step 7 above):

Final Linkage LP16 deadlines for 2016

ARC/NHMRC Grant EOI

Submission for External Review

Internal Compliance

Final Submission

ARC External submission

Now closed for LP16 proposals.

Now closed for LP16 proposals.

05/12/2016

15/12/2016

22/12/2016

To clarify, potential applicants are still able to submit an ARC/NHMRC Grant EOI at any time for an LP17 proposal.

Important note: Any LP16 draft proposals that have commenced in the ARC’s RMS, that will not be submitted to the ARC by Thurs 22nd Dec 2016, must be manually transferred to the LP17 proposal form once this has been released.  If you have an LP16 draft proposal sitting in RMS that will not be submitted in 2016, please ensure you save a PDF copy before Thurs 22nd Dec 2016.

Submission to the RO via RMS is considered confirmation from the applicant that their proposal is ready for endorsement and submission to the ARC.

For Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs please scroll below.

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Funding rules, instructions to applicants and other relevant docs

The documents for each funding body and scheme are available as per below:

ARC

ARC Discovery Projects: http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-projects

ARC DP18 Certification & CoI form (Word Doc, 27kb)

ARC DECRA: http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-early-career-researcher-award

All ARC Discovery Programme schemes: http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-programme

ARC Linkage Projects: http://www.arc.gov.au/linkage-projects

All ARC Linkage Programme schemes: http://www.arc.gov.au/linkage-programme

ARC LPc Certification & CoI form (Word Doc, 54kb)

ARC Cross-scheme eligibility FAQs: http://www.arc.gov.au/instructions-and-faqs

NHMRC

NHMRC all schemes: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/book/nhmrc-funding-rules-2016/NHMRC-funding-rules-2016

NHMRC CI & AI Endorsement email template (word doc, 14 kb)

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Contact us

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

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

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