ARC Discovery Projects Information for Researchers at the University of Newcastle

Discovery Projects

For Funding Commencing in 2015

The Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams. A variety of Fellowships are also offered in conjunction with this scheme.

For more information, please visit the Discovery Projects page on the ARC website.


Key Dates

Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2015 are now closed.

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Internal Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI)

Closed

Discovery Projects scheme opens

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Full Compliance and Eligibility Review

5pm Wednesday 19 February 2014

Request Not to Assess due to Research Office

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Request Not to Assess due at ARC

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Internal Closing Date*

5pm Wednesday 5 March 2014*

ARC closes

Wednesday 19 March 2014

*Please note: Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 5 March 2014. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the ARC Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.

Applications received after the Research Office Internal Closing Date will not be eligible for a University of Newcastle Near Miss Grant.



Documents

Prior to submission of an application, applicants are to ensure they have read all relevant reference material outlined on the Discovery Projects page on the ARC website including:

ARC

UoN

The Research Office holds copies of successful ARC Discovery Project grant applications. If you would like to make an appointment to view these please contact Neroli Finlay via email or phone on (02) 4921 5353.


Presentations

ARC 2015 Discovery Projects information session

Download previous presentations:


Further Information

The Research Office holds copies of successful ARC Discovery Project grant applications. If you would like to make an appointment to view these please contact Neroli Finlay via email or phone on (02) 4921 5353.

For further information regarding the ARC Discovery Projects, please contact Neroli Finlay via email or phone on (02) 4921 5353.


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 (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

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