Industrial Transformation Research Training Centres
For funding Commencing in 2014
The Industrial Transformation Research Training Centres scheme aims to foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training for the end-user focused research industries vital to Australia's future.
Over a five-year period, the ARC will award funding for up to 50 Training Centres with funding for at least ten Higher Degree by Research candidates and three postdoctoral fellows in each Training Centre.
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 Training Centres for funding commencing in 2014 and the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 will have a dual focus: food and manufacturing.
The Program will continue to address research areas that are vital for, and assist with:
- Australia's future food storage,
- food processing,
- food manufacturing capabilities and
- product opportunities.
In addition, the Program will target:
- product design and development,
- manufacturing techniques,
- defence manufacturing and
- firm organisation and management.
The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme are to:
- Foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training and to enhance competitive research in collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector
- Strengthen Australia's Industrial Transformation Priorities to supplement the needs of industries and other research end-users.
The ARC will provide between $600,000 and $1,000,000 per annum funding for each Research Hub for three years. RHD candidates and postdoctoral fellows funded under the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme are required to conduct research for a minimum of 1 year full-time placement within a Partner Organisation over the life of the Project.
There is no requirement for the Partner Organisation(s) to match the funding requested from the ARC and no minimum requirement of Cash Contribution.
The ARC may provide funding for Project costs to match eligible Cash Contributions from Partner Organisation(s) such that the total funds (including Higher Degree by Research stipends and postdoctoral fellow salaries), awarded by the ARC will not exceed $1 million per year. The PO cash contributions may not include 'top-ups' for Higher Degree by Research Stipends or salaries for CIs, PIs or postdoctoral fellows.
The ARC may provide funding for Project costs to match eligible in-kind contributions where the Partner Organisation(s) are a registered charity, not-for-profit community organisation, Start-Up Company or a Museum / Herbaria.
|Draft application due |
Email to Neroli.Finlay@newcastle.edu.auto advise complete RMS valid application is ready for review
|Wednesday 24 July 2013|
|Request to Not Assess form due to Research Office||Wednesday 24 July 2013|
Final application due|
Submitted to Research Office in RMS
|Wednesday, 31 July 2013|
Certification (Written Evidence) due |
Email to Neroli.Finlay@newcastle.edu.au
|Wednesday, 31 July 2013|
|Evidence of UoN cash contribution approval (if relevant) due Email approval to Angela.McPherson@newcastle.edu.au||Wednesday, 31 July 2013|
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Please contact Angela McPherson via email or on (02) 492 54902 if you are interested in applying for this scheme.
- Certification Form for external organisations (Written Evidence) (DOC 24 KB)
- Certification Email Text (CI/PI Written Evidence) (DOC 20 KB)
- Definition of medical and dental research
- ARC Frequently Asked Questions
- Funding Agreement
- Funding Rules
- Instructions to Applicants
- Request not to Assess
- Sample application form
Important notes regarding lodgement of ARC applications
- In RMS, save each Part of the Proposal one final time
- Ensure all components of the Proposal are complete and valid
- Full Eligibility and Compliance Review: email the relevant Research Office contact (Neroli.Finlay@newcastle.edu.au) when application is ready to review
- 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
- Submit the Written Evidence to the Research Office as detailed above in the Documents section.
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.
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.
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.
- For further information, also see the 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
- ARC Salary Costs for general staff 2013 (XLS 49 KB)
- ARC Salary Costs for academic staff 2014 (XLS 47 KB)
- Further ARC Information
- Preparing Research Budgets