ARC and NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI) LE21

Updated 22/11/2019

Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE21 were due to Research Funding in 12 noon  Wednesday 30th October 2019

FedUni LIEF LE21 NoI form (Word Doc 192 KB) for internal and external lead applications

If you are interested in applying for a LIEF LE21, please discuss this with your Dean or Nominee in the first instance to confirm school support before contacting research.funding@federation.edu.au

LIEF2021 VicLIEF expressions of interest

In preparation for the ARC LIEF 2021 grants round, Victorian Universities will once again collaborate via a VicLIEF Expressions of Interest process to coordinate applications.

All Federation University researchers intending to submit a LIEF grant application for the 2021 round are required to enter a VicLIEF EoI submission.

The key dates related to VicLIEF and LIEF2021 EoI submission can be found on the Help-sheet available below.

Once the VicLIEF EoI period is complete, the submissions will be reviewed and any further information or clarification will be requested.  The DVCRs from each of the participating Victorian University will then meet to review and provide feedback on the submissions.

The Help-sheet for the LE21 VicLIEF Expressions of Interest process is found here:

LE21 EOI Help-sheet - Fed Nov19 (Word Doc, 191KB)

ARC and NHMRC application process 2019/20

Updated 17/06/2019

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 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 Funding 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 Dean or nominee 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. Attendance at Internal Workshop (ARC only)
  3. Two peer reviews (arranged by applicant);
  4. An external review for comment and subsequent reviews if required (arranged by Research Funding Team);
  5. Research Funding compliance and budget check;
  6. Dean and DVCRI approval for final submission.

Expression of Interest (EOI) forms for ARC and NHMRC can be downloaded here via the Funding Forms web page.

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 and NHMRC expression of interest dates 2020/21

Updated 16/01/2020

 

ARC or NHMRC Scheme

*EOI Deadline 12 noon

ARC Discovery Program

Discovery Projects DP22

Weds 22nd July 2020

Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) DE22

The DE22 Round will close in late 2020.  Date TBA.

Weds 22nd April 2020

Discovery Indigenous IN22

Weds 22nd July 2020

Future Fellowships FT21

Weds 17th June 2020

Australian Laureate Fellowships FL21

Weds 17th June 2020

ARC Linkage Program

Linkage Projects LP20 -R2 (Continuous)

Weds 15th April 2020

Linkage Projects LP20 -R3 (Continuous)

Weds 12th Aug 2020

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE21

Please see current LIEF dates and NOI process

All Other Linkage Program Schemes

20 weeks before the ARC external deadline

NHMRC

Investigator Grants 2020 applications

NOW CLOSED

Synergy Grants 2020 applications

NOW CLOSED

Ideas Grants 2020 applications

NOW CLOSED

Strategic and Leveraging Grants 2020 - 2021 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

Partnership Projects PRC1 2020

Weds 1st April 2020

Partnership Projects PRC2 2020

Weds 5th Aug 2020

Postgraduate Scholarships 2020

Weds 4th Mar 2020

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2020

Weds 12th Feb 2020

All Other NHMRC Schemes

20 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.

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 and NHMRC internal dates for current rounds (2019/20 applications)

Updated 14/01/2020

The internal dates have been released for ARC and NHMRC 2020 applications

The current version of the timetable of dates and milestones is available here:

DP21, DE21 and NHMRC - Internal Due Dates and Milestones (choc frog) v6.0 (Word Doc. 33kb)

For EOI deadlines, please see the table above under ARC & NHMRC expression of interest dates 2019/20.

Please be aware that ARC and NHMRC due dates change from year to year.

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 2019

Updated 19/02/2019

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 LP19 deadline for EOIs listed above (for applications to be submitted in 2019).

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 13/11/2019

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.

Documentation such as guidelines (previously funding rules), instructions and FAQs for all Commonwealth funded schemes should be accessed via GrantConnect directly.

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

ARC Certification forms

The Discovery Projects DP21 Written Certification Form is now available for download below.  Please ensure you use this version if you are submitting a Federation University Lead DP21 application:

ARC Written Certification forms for other schemes will be made available based upon need.

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 (previously 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 website:

NHMRC Certification email - Grant Applications 2020

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 School 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