ARC and NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI) LE20

Updated 09/05/2018

Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE20 are due to Research Funding Wednesday 14th November 2018.  The LE20 NoI form is now available:

FedUni LIEF LE20 NoI form (docx, 191kb)

If you are interested in applying for a LIEF LE20, please discuss this with your ADR and/or Dean in the first instance to confirm school support.

LIEF NoIs must be submitted to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the deadline.

ARC & NHMRC application process 2018/19

Updated 03/09/2018

The 2016 Review of Research Services included a recommendation that Research Services establish a best practice ARC/NHMRC grants development program incorporating external peer review. The DVCRI Professor Leigh Sullivan approved this process for all FedUni administered ARCNHMRC grant applications. This process includes the submission of an ARC & NHMRC EOI form.

For externally administered ARC and NHMRC grant applications, please submit the standard Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) form once reviewed and approved by your ADR.

The benefits of undertaking this 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 process for all FedUni administered ARC Discovery Program, ARC Linkage Program (exc. LIEF) and NHMRC rounds is as follows:

  1. An Expression of Interest must be submitted to Research Services by the advertised date for the scheme being applied for. This EOI must be on the ARC & NHMRC EOI 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 subsequent reviews if required (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 for ARC and NHMRC can be downloaded here via the Funding Forms webpage.

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 & NHMRC expression of interest dates 2018/19

Updated 27/07/2018

 

ARC or NHMRC Scheme

*EOI Deadline

ARC Discovery Program

Discovery Projects DP20

12 noon Weds 3rd Oct 2018

Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) DE20

12 noon Weds 3rd Oct 2018

Discovery Indigenous IN20

12 noon Weds 3rd Oct 2018

Future Fellowships FT19

12 noon Weds 27th June 2018

Australian Laureate Fellowships FL19

12 noon Weds 27th June 2018

ARC Linkage Program

**Linkage Projects LP18 (Continuous)

12 noon Weds 11th July 2018

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE20

Please see current LIEF dates and NOI process

All Other Linkage Program Schemes

21 weeks before the ARC external deadline

NHMRC

Investigator Grants NEW

2019 applications

12 noon Weds 3rd Oct 2018

Synergy Grants NEW

2019 applications

12 noon Weds 28th Nov 2018

Ideas Grants NEW

2019 applications

12 noon Weds 28th Nov 2018

Strategic and Leveraging Grants NEW

2019 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

**Partnership Projects 2018 - 2019

Weds 11th July 2018

All Other NHMRC Schemes

21 weeks before the NHMRC external deadline

*EOI deadlines are subject to change upon release of ARC and NHMRC external deadlines. Updates will be communicated via the school and FedNews.

**Expressions of Interest for Linkage and Partnership Projects can be submitted at any time throughout the year. The above EOI deadline is specific to the LP18 and PRC#3 2018 rounds. EOIs received later than the above deadlines will be allocated to 2019 rounds.

Subsequent internal deadlines will be set and released upon receipt of EOIs. Adherence to the above deadlines ensures that the DVCRI approved process is carried out and managed effectively. Late EOIs will not be accepted unless exceptional circumstances apply, and have been pre-approved by both the School 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 process can be directed to Tina D’Urbano, Team Leader Research Funding (research.funding@federation.edu.au).

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

ARC & NHMRC Internal Dates for Current Rounds (2019 applications)

Updated 17/09/2018

ARC and NHMRC Internal Dates for 2019 applications will be confirmed after the ARC have advertised the relevant dates.

A DRAFT timetable of milestones is available here:

DP20, DE20 and NHMRC - Internal Due Dates and Milestones (Word Doc. 31kb)

For EOI deadlines, please see the table above under ARC & NHMRC expression of interest dates 2018/19.

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

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

Continuous ARC linkage rounds 2018

Updated 03/09/2018

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.

Assessment and announcement of outcomes may be “fast-tracked” where possible. Please see 'Important Dates' page on the ARC website at http://www.arc.gov.au/important-dates

The ARC Linkage Project time frames are designed so that applicants can submit an ARC & NHMRC EOI form at any time of year. Please ensure you submit our ARC & NHMRC EOI form well in advance of your planned submission date as per below. Please also be aware of the LP18 deadline for EOIs listed above (for applications to be submitted in 2018).

For externally administered ARC and NHMRC grant applications, please submit the standard Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) form which has been reviewed and approved by your Dean or nominee.

Process for FedUni administered Linkage proposals

  1. Lead FedUni Investigator submits Dean or nominee approved ARC & NHMRC EOI form to Research Services.
  2. Receives authorisation within 2 weeks from DVCRI 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 (1-4 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):

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 Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs please scroll below.

Guidelines, instructions to applicants and other relevant docs

Updated 03/09/2018

Further information and documentation for each ARC and NHMRC funding scheme are available as per below:

ARC

To view the ARC dates and documentation, please login to GrantConnect and search for the relevant scheme. If you don't have a GrantConnect login, you can register via the same link.

Please note that documentation such as guidelines (funding rules), instructions and FAQs is no longer updated on the ARC website.

Further information on ARC schemes is still available via the ARC website:

ARC Certification forms:

ARC Proposal Templates:

  • ARC DP20 Proposal for drafting (To be released)
  • ARC DE20 Proposal for drafting (To be released)

NHMRC

To view the NHMRC dates and documentation, please login to GrantConnect and search for the relevant scheme. If you don't have a GrantConnect login, you can register via the same link.

Please note that documentation such as guidelines (funding rules), instructions and FAQs is no longer updated on the NHMRC website.

Further information on the new NHMRC schemes is available via the NHMRC New Grant Program website:

NHMRC Certification documents: (To be released)

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