ARC Grants and Resources for Researchers at the University of Newcastle

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 2015 (PDF) for essential information regarding ARC application submission.

ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Open Schemes

Scheme ARC Opens Closing Date
ARC Submission
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2016 10 September 2015 5:00pm AEDT, 26 November 2015 5:00pm AEDT 10 December 2015
Industrial Transformation Training Hubs 2015 10 September 2015 5:00pm AEDT, 26 November 2015  5:00pm AEDT 10 December 2015

Upcoming Schemes

Scheme ARC Opens Internal Closing Date ARC Submission Date
Discovery Projects 2017 December 2015 5:00pm AEDT, 17 February 2016 5:00pm AEDT, 2 March 2016
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2107 February 2016 5:00pm AEDT, 8 March 2016 5:00pm AEDT, 22 March 2016
Discovery Indigenous 2017 February 2016 5:00pm AEDT, 17 March 2015 5:00pm AEDT, 31 March 2016
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) February 2016 TBA TBA

Closed Schemes

Scheme ARC Opened Closing Date
ARC Submission
Discovery Projects 2016 11 December 2014 18 February 2015 4 March 2015
Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 2016 4 February 2015 11 March 2015 25 March 2015
Discovery Indigenous 2016 4 February 2015 18 March 2015 1 April 2015
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2016 19 February 2015 26 March 2015 9 April 2015
Centres of Excellence 2017 (EOI) 3 June 2015 15 July 2015 22 July 2015
2015 Future Fellowships (FT15) 30 June 2015 4 August 2015 11 August 2015
Linkage Projects 2016 10 September 2015 27 October 2015 11 November 2015
Laureate Fellowships 2016 29 September 20153 November 201517 November 2015

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

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. Eligibility and Compliance Review: email the Research Office ( 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

RMS 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

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

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 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