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 (PDF) for essential information regarding ARC application submission.

ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Open Schemes

SchemeARC OpenUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodUON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Linkage Projects 2018 (LP18)20 December 2017OngoingOngoing

1 week prior to planned submission to ARC

Ongoing

Upcoming Schemes

Scheme ARC Opens UON Online Booking System Opens Eligibility & Compliance Check PeriodUON Deadline for Final Application ARC Submission
Centres of Excellence 2020 - Full Proposal (CE20)October 2018* (TBC)TBATBATBCDecember 2018 (TBC)

*Please note these are indicative timeframes and subject to change. Visit the ARC website for more important dates

Closed Schemes

SchemeARC OpenedUON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)22 January 201821 March 201828 March 2018
Discovery Indigenous 201921 November 201721 March 201828 March 2018
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 20198 January 20187 March 201814 March 2018
PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program14 December 201721 February 201828 February 2018
Discovery Projects 201913 November 201714 February 201821 February 2018
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 20183 October 201722 November 201729 November 2017
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 20183 October 201722 November 201729 November 2017
Future Fellowships 20183 October 201715 November 201722 November 2017
Australian Laureate Fellowships 201828 September 20172 November 20179 November 2017
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)8 February 201729 March 20175 April 2017
Discovery Indigenous 201823 January 201722 March 201729 March 2017
Centres of Excellence 2020 - Expression of Interest (EI20)25 May 201827 June 20184 July 2018

Research Services uses an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Individual checks will be done on a rolling basis. Visit the 'Apply' page for more details.


GrantConnect

Information on current and future ARC or NHMRC grant funding opportunities can now be found on the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grants information system GrantConnect. For more information, watch the GrantConnect video.

GrantConnect is the authoritative source for potential grant applicants to find and access Commonwealth grant opportunities and grant opportunity guidelines.

The GrantConnect helpdesk (run by Department of Finance) can be reached on 1300 484 145, between 9am and 5pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays or via email.


ARC Submission Procedure

  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless you have obtained a booking.

IF YOU DO REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

1. Booking must be made within the allocated Eligibility and Compliance Check Period for each scheme

To make a booking for an eligibility and compliance check for an ARC Grant scheme, you need a valid RMS Application ID for an application that has UON listed as the Administering Institution.

Please note: An Application ID will only secure one booking and cannot be used to make multiple bookings for the same application.

Online Booking System

1. The Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.

Please note; your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the Eligibility of your application.

2. By 9am on the date of the booking, you are required to ‘Submit to the Research Office’ your ARC application in RMS.

Please note; RMS requires all tabs within your application to be ‘Green’ in order for the ‘Submit to the Research Office’ button to be enabled. This requires all sections to be complete and all the required pdf. documents to be uploaded.

 

3. Feedback will be provided by email to the CI by the Research Office within 3 working days.

4. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence) forwarded through to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

2. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and forward all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence)  to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

5. Research Office will submit your final application to the ARC once institutional approval has been obtained.

3. Research Office will submit your final application once institutional approval has been obtained

  • Eligibility and Compliance Checks ARE NOT compulsory but highly recommended. If you opt to not book in for an Eligibility and Compliance Check, your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility of your application.
  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check Period unless an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.
  • Please also note that, no application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed cover sheet and if applicable, all CI, PI and Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence).

If you have any further questions, please email research-applications@newcastle.edu.au


ARC 2018 DP and DECRA Presentation

The echo recording and presentation slides from the ARC 2018 Discovery Project and DECRA presentation held on 09 February 2017 can be found here. You will need to login using your UON username and password to access this page.


Preparing ARC Grants

Preparing ARC Budgets

Information on how to calculate salary costs for your budget can found from our Preparing Research Budgets page.

  • 30% On-costs must be included in all salary requests.
  • Indexation cannot be included.
  • Salary increase due to increase in HEW step levels can be included.

Management of Data

Within the Project Description of your ARC proposal, you will be required to complete a ‘Management of Data’ section.  A Data Management Toolkit is available on the University of Newcastle library website. We recommend contacting your Senior Research Librarian for all data management needs, including assistance with ARC proposals.


RMS Access

RMS 2.0 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

The RMS Funding Announcement Page contains links to key documents such as:

  • Introduction to RMS 2.0 Login
  • Submitting a Proposal in RMS 2.0

All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted to RMS 2.0.

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 may affect your eligibility for current ARC applications. Please see the ARC Reporting Requirements webpage.


Access to Successful Applications

Research Services can provide researchers with access to view successful applications where the lead Chief Investigator has provided consent.

Applications must be viewed in hard copy in the Research Services office or by arrangement at HMRI.

How to Arrange to View a Successful Application

Contact research-applications@newcastle.edu.au to request access to view successful applications for a specific scheme. Please include preferred date(s), time(s) and location.

Confirmation of the date, time and venue will be provided to you by Research Services staff.


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."