ARC Grants and Resources for Researchers at the University of Newcastle

ARC Grants

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ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Upcoming Schemes

Scheme ARC Opened Closing Date
(Internal)
ARC Submission
Discovery Projects 201611 December 201418 February 20154 March 2015
Discovery Indigenous 2016January 201518 March 20151 April 2015
Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 2016February 201511 March 201525 March 2015
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2016February 2015TBATBA
Centres of Excellence 2017TBATBATBA
Future Fellowships 2016TBATBATBA


Closed Schemes

Scheme ARC Opened Closing Date
(internal)
ARC Submission
Linkage Projects 201516 September 201429 October 201412 November 2014
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 201517 September 201426 November 201410 December 2014
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 201417 September 201426 November 201410 December 2014
Australian Laureate Fellowships 201515 October 201412 November 201426 November 2014

Please note: the calendar is a DRAFT calendar and dates are subject to change.

Download a PDF version of the ARC Schemes Calendar (PDF 118 KB).


Important notes regarding lodgement of ARC applications

  1. In RMS, save each Part of the Proposal one final time
  2. Ensure all components of the Proposal are complete and valid
  3. Eligibility and Compliance Review: email the relevant Research Office contact (Neroli.Finlay@newcastle.edu.au) when application is ready to review
  4. Internal Closing Date: to submit to the Research Office click on 'Submit Proposal to Research Office' located at the bottom of the Proposal Summary Page
  5. Submit the Written Evidence to the Research Office as detailed above in the Documents section.

RMS Access

RMS allows researchers requesting funding under the ARC National Competitive Grants Program to prepare and submit proposals electronically via the internet.

Each proposal is completed by researchers and consists of an electronic document generated from a combination of data entered directly into the proposal form, and PDF documents attached to the proposal form in RMS 2.0.

  • RMS 2.0 Information – for assistance requesting an RMS user account refer to 2.4 Note: The Admin Organisation will be The University of Newcastle
  • RMS 2.0 Login

All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted to RMS.

RMS minimum system requirements

RMS 2.0 is compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

ARC Reporting

If you have a current ARC grant with outstanding reports, this could affect your eligibility for this scheme. Please see the University of Newcastle ARC Reporting page.


Tools for Completing Your Application

Confidentiality and IP

Please note: In past rounds, the ARC warranted confidentiality. The Funding Rules now state "the ARC gives no undertaking to keep confidential any information provided in the Proposal except where required by law."

Due to this change we recommend that if submitting a research project with potential IP which could be patented/exploited or involves an Industry Partner which requires confidentiality, applicants should insert the following sentence at the start of the Project Description within their application:

"The following project is disclosed to the ARC in confidence for the purpose only of applying for ARC Funding."

Useful Information for preparing your applications

  • ARC Salary Costs for general staff 2015 (XLS 49 KB) (coming soon)
  • ARC Salary Costs for academic staff 2015 (XLS 47 KB) (coming soon)

Australian Taxation Office Allowances