ARC Grants and Resources for Researchers at the University of Newcastle

ARC Grants

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ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Closed Schemes

SchemeARC OpenedFull Compliance & Eligibility Review Deadline (internal)Closing Date
ARC Submission
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 201424 May24 July31 July7 August
Centres of Excellence 201426 June24 July31 July8 August
Linkage Projects 201427 September16 October30 October13 November
Future Fellowships 20142 October23 October6 November20 November
Australian Laureate Fellowships 201413 January 20143 February 201417 February 201424 February 2014
Discovery Projects 201515 January 20145pm, 19 February 20145pm, 5 March 201419 March 2014
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 – Round 215 January 201412 February 201419 February 201426 February 2014
Discovery Indigenous 20155 February 20145pm, 26 February 20145pm, 12 March 201426 March 2014
Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 20153 February 20145 March 201419 March 20142 April 2014
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 201521 February 201419 March 20142 April 201416 April 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. Full Eligibility and Compliance Review: email the relevant Research Office contact ( 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

As of 2013 the ARC's GAMS system will no longer be available. All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted in RMS.

Access to RMS is via the ARC website

You can also download the UoN help document 'How to set up a RMS Account and create a Partner Organisation' (DOC 38 KB).

Should you require further assistance using RMS please contact Neroli Finlay via email or phone on (02) 492 15353.

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

Australian Taxation Office Allowances