ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Schemes information for University of Newcastle Researchers

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

For funding commencing in 2013 - Round 2

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme will provide funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting edge research on new technologies and economic and social transformation and support the development of research in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities/Training Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round.

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 Round 2 will have a dual focus: food and manufacturing. This includes:


  • Australia's future food storage,
  • food processing,
  • food manufacturing capabilities and
  • product opportunities.


  • product design and development,
  • manufacturing techniques,
  • defence manufacturing and
  • firm organisation and management.

Under the Scheme the ARC will provide a minimum of $500,000 per year and up to $1 million per year of funding for each Research Hub for a maximum of five (5) consecutive years. A strong collaboration and commitment of resources from innovative national and international industries is required;

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme are to:

  1. encourage collaborative Research and Development projects to address challenging industry issues solved through innovative research relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  2. Attract investment from the global and international business community by underpinning internationally-recognised excellence of Australian universities and their industry partners
  3. Leverage private and international investment in targeted industry sectors.

To determine eligibility for this Scheme, please refer to Section 6 of the Funding Rules (page 11).

Key Dates

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 are now closed.

Draft Application due to Research Office
Please email Neroli Finlay to advise complete RMS valid application is ready for review
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Request to Not Assess form due to Research Office Wednesday 12 February 2014
Final Application due to Research Office
Submit via RMS
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Certification (Written Evidence) due to Research Office
Email to Neroli Finlay
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Evidence of UoN cash contribution approval (if relevant) due Email to Elianne RenaudWednesday 19 February 2014
ARC Closes Wednesday 26 February 2014



ARC Website

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