Other due dates
Some external research funding schemes have strict eligibility requirements and require early preparation. The purpose of this page is to notify researchers of selected external research funding schemes where significant eligibility restrictions apply. Please be aware of the internal due dates for the scheme you are interested in.
Soil CRC 2020 Major Investment Round (Call 20-1)
The Soil CRC have announced the Major Investment Round for 2020 proposals (Call 20-1). Priorities are highly targeted towards areas that allow the CRC and Core Participants, including Federation University, to continue to meet the milestones and objectives of the Soil CRC, while also positioning the CRC to help farmers meet the challenges associated with the changing climatic conditions towards a generally drier and warmer climate.
In response to feedback from earlier rounds, the CRC have given a little over three months lead up time to submit proposals. This will allow more time for project development, recognising the time needed to get genuine collaboration and end-user engagement during a period when many partners are occupied with harvest and/or summer holidays.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to engage with the relevant Program Leaders early to explore opportunities for leading or being involved in a collaborative proposal to address a priority in which you or your team may be interested.
The Scheme Guidelines (current as of 06/11/2019) are available for download here:
To access to most recent version of the guidelines, please visit the member area of the Soil CRC website. Registration is available on the login page.
Table of internal and external dates
|04 Nov 2019||Call opens|
|Nov – Jan|
|12 noon 20 Jan 2020||Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) deadline - due to firstname.lastname@example.org, signed by your Dean or nominee|
|12 noon 27 Jan 2020||Internal compliance and budget deadline|
|12 noon 03 Feb 2020||Final internal submission deadline|
|12 noon 10 Feb 2020||Call closes|
|11-12 Feb 2020||Eligibility/Completeness Check by (CRC) Research Administration Team|
|02 Mar 2020||Proposals reviewed for improvements by Management Team|
|02-13 Mar 2020||CEO discusses suggested improvements with Project Leaders|
|23 Mar 2020||Amended proposals due from Project Leaders (if required)|
|15 Apr 2020||Proposals assessed and ranked by Research and Adoption Committee (RAC)|
|29 Apr 2020||Board decision made on proposals|
|5 May 2020||Project Leaders informed of decisions|
|22 May 2020||Successful Project Leaders submit amended proposals (if changes requested by Board)|
|May – July 2020||Approved individual project documentation issued and signed|
|01 Aug 2020||Earliest projects can commence|
Other important information
- Before applying, you must register for the Soil Central portal at https://soilcentral.soilcrc.com.au/
- Once you have registered and started your proposal, please add email@example.com and FEDUNI (Federation University) to your proposal to ensure you can gain institutional approval before submission prior to 3 Feb deadline.
- Proposals must address one or more of the Project Priorities listed in the Guidelines
- The Guidelines and other information is available via the member area of the Soil CRC website
- Please ensure you contact the relevant Program leader well in advance (this year) to discuss your project and team. Please refer to the Guidelines for Program Leader contact details.
If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please also check with your School ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*