ARC Centres of Excellence Scheme information for University of Newcastle Researchers

Centres of Excellence

For funding commencing in 2014

ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers maintain and develop Australia's international standing in research areas of national priority.

Through ARC Centres of Excellence, a high level of collaboration occurs between universities and other organisations in Australia and overseas.

The round for funding commencing in 2014 includes an initial expression of interest stage opening on 10 April 2013. Applicants in the expression of interest stage will be shortlisted and invited to submit a full application, due to the ARC on 1 August 2013.

For further information, please visit the Centres of Excellence page on the ARC website.

Key Dates

The Centres of Excellence scheme for funding commencing in 2014 is now closed.

 Expressions of Interest

ARC opensWednesday 10 April 2013
Draft Application due to Research Office Wednesday 17 April 2013
Final Application due to Research Office Wednesday 24 April 2013
ARC closes Wednesday 8 May 2013

Full Application

ARC opensWednesday 26 June 2013
Draft Application due to Research Office Wednesday 24 July 2013
Final Application due to Research Office Wednesday 31 July 2013
ARC closes Thursday 8 August 2013


ARC website

Further Information

If you have any enquiries regarding the ARC Centres for Excellence Scheme, please contact Elianne Renaud via email or phone on (02) 4921 7308.

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