ARC Grants and Resources for Researchers at the University of Newcastle

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ARC Grants

To receive information regarding ARC grants, please subscribe to our 'research-arc' mailing list. Please also review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures (PDF) for essential information regarding ARC application submission.

ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Open Schemes

Scheme ARC OpenUON Online Booking System Opens* Eligibility & Compliance Check Period* UON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Linkage Projects 20171 July 20164 July 2016OngoingN/AOngoing
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2017Tues 11 Oct 2016Wed 12 Oct 201625 Nov - 1 Dec 2016Thu 8 Dec 2016Thu 15 Dec 2016
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2017Tues 11 Oct 2016Wed 12 Oct 201625 Nov - 1 Dec 2016Thu 8 Dec 2016Thu 15 Dec 2016
Discovery Projects 2018Wed 7 Dec 2016Thu 8 Dec 20162 Feb - 15 Feb 2017Wed 22 Feb 2017Wed 1 Mar 2017

Upcoming Schemes


Scheme ARC Opens UON Online Booking System Opens* Eligibility & Compliance Check Period* UON Deadline for Final Application ARC Submission
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2018Mon 16 Jan 2017Tues 17 Jan 20172 Mar - 8 Mar 2017Wed 15 Mar 2017Wed 22 Mar 2017
Discovery Indigenous 2018Mon 23 Jan 2017Tues 24 Jan 20179 Mar - 15 Mar 2017Wed 22 Mar 2017Wed 29 Mar 2017
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)Wed 8 Feb 2017Tues 9 Feb 2017TBAWed 29 Mar 2017Wed 5 Apr 2017

Closed Schemes

Scheme ARC Opened UON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 20173 February 201615 March 201622 March 2016
Discovery Indigenous 20173 February 201624 March 201631 March 2016
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)17 February 2016

Internal NOI due 9:00am
23 February 2016
5:00pm AET Thursday 31 March 20165:00pm AET Wednesday 6 April 2016
Laureate Fellowships 20175 Oct 201623 Nov 201630 Nov 2016
Future Fellowships18 Oct 201630 Nov 20167 Dec 2016

Please note: the dates listed above are subject to change. Visit the ARC website for more important dates.

*Research Services is piloting an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Individual checks will be done on a rolling basis. The pilot will apply to applications submitted after 6 January 2016. Visit the 'Apply' page for more details.


ARC Submission Procedure

  • Please note that ARC Linkage Projects have a separate procedure which can be found on the ARC Linkage Projects page
  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless you have obtained a booking.

IF YOU DO REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

1. Booking must be made within the allocated Eligibility and Compliance Check Period for each scheme

To make a booking for an eligibility and compliance check for an ARC Grant scheme, you need a valid RMS Application ID for an application that has UON listed as the Administering Institution.

Please note: An Application ID will only secure one booking and cannot be used to make multiple bookings for the same application.

Online Booking System

1. The Research Office is unable to provide advice on any   grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless   an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.

Please note; your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the Eligibility of your application.

2. By 9am on the date of the booking, you are required to ‘Submit to the Research Office’ your ARC application in RMS.

Please note; RMS requires all tabs within your application to be ‘Green’ in order for the ‘Submit to the Research Office’ button to be enabled. This requires all sections to be complete and all the required pdf. documents to be uploaded.

 

3. Feedback will be provided by email to the CI by the Research Office within 3 working days.

4. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence) forwarded through to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

2. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and forward all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence)  to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

5. Research Office will submit your final application to the ARC once institutional approval has been obtained.

3. Research Office will submit your final application once institutional approval has been obtained

  • Eligibility and Compliance Checks ARE NOT compulsory but highly recommended. If you opt to not book in for an Eligibility and Compliance Check, your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility of your application.
  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check Period unless an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.
  • Please also note that, no application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed cover sheet and if applicable, all CI, PI and Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence).

If you have any further questions, please email research-applications@newcastle.edu.au


RMS Access

RMS 2.0 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.

Note: The Admin Organisation will be The University of Newcastle

The RMS Funding Announcement Page contains links to key documents such as:

  • Introduction to RMS 2.0 Login
  • Submitting a Proposal in RMS 2.0

All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted to RMS 2.0.

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 may affect your eligibility for current ARC applications. Please see the ARC Reporting Requirements webpage.


Access to Successful Applications

Research Services can provide researchers with access to view successful applications where the lead Chief Investigator has provided consent.

Applications must be viewed in hard copy in the Research Services office or by arrangement at HMRI on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How to Arrange to View a Successful Application

Contact research-applications@newcastle.edu.au to request access to view successful applications for a specific scheme. Please include preferred date(s), time(s) and location.

Confirmation of the date, time and venue will be provided to you by Research Services staff.


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

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