ARC Grants

Scheme Calendar ||  GrantConnect ||  Eligibility Information ||  ARC Submission Procedure ||  Presentations

ARC Grant information is distributed by the Research office. To receive up to date ARC grants information, 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.

Schemes Calendar

Open Schemes

SchemeARC OpenUniversity Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodUniversity Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Linkage Projects 2021 (LP21) - Assessment Round 2*Fri 18 December 2020Mon 11 January 2021Tue 27 July - Mon 2 August 20219:00am Mon 9 August 2021Mon 16 August 2021
Linkage Projects 2021 (LP21) - Assessment Round 3*Fri 18 December 2020Mon 11 January 2021Fri 26 November - Thu 2 December 20219:00am Thu 9 December 2021Thu 16 December 2021

*While the Linkage Projects scheme will remain open continuously, the ARC has implemented three Linkage Projects assessment rounds per year.

Upcoming Schemes

Please note that the timelines are indicative only and may be subject to change.

SchemeARC OpensEligibility and Compliance Check PeriodUniversity deadline for final applicationARC Submission
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2022Wed 4 August 2021Thu 16 - Wed 29 September 20219:00am Wed 6 October 2021Wed 13 October 2021
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2022Wed 4 August 2021Thu 16 - Wed 29 September 20219:00am Wed 6 October 2021Wed 13 October 2021
Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022Wed 1 September 2021Thu 7 - Wed 13 October 20219:00am Wed 20 October 2021Wed 27 October 2021
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2023Wed 8 September 2021Thu 14 October 2021 - Wed 3 November 20219:00am Wed 10 November 2021Wed 17 November 2021
Future Fellowships 2022Wed 13 October 2021Mon 8 - Wed 24 November 20219:00am 1 December 2021Wed 8 December 2021
Discovery Projects (DP23) 2023Wed 10 November 2021Thu 20 January 2022- Wed 9 February 20229:00am Wed 16 February 2022Wed 23 February 2022
Discovery Indigenous (IN23) 2023Wed 24 November 2021Thu 24 Feb - Wed 2 March 20229:00am Wed 9 March 2022Wed 16 March 2022
Centres of Excellence - Full ApplicationWed 15 December 2021N/A9:00am Wed 16 March 2022Wed 23 March 2022
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2023Thu 27 January 2022TBC9:00am Wed 30 March 2022Wed 6 April 2022

Closed Schemes

SchemeARC OpenedUON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Centres of Excellence - Expressions of Interest (EOI) Period1 June 202114 July 202121 July 2021
Linkage Projects 2021 (LP21) - Assessment Round 118 December 20201 April 202113 April 2021
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 202227 January 202124 March 202131 March 2021
Discovery Indigenous (IN) 202225 November 202010 March 202117 March 2021
Discovery Projects (DP) 202211 November 202017 February 202124 February 2021
Linkage Projects 2020 (LP20) - Assessment Round 320 December 201910 December 202017 December 2020
National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) Program27 October 20209 December 202016 December 2020
Future Fellowships (FT) 202114 October 20202 December 20209 December 2020
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 202216 September 202018 November 202025 November 2020
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) 202110 September 202011 November 202018 November 2020
Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC) 202110 September 202011 November 202018 November 2020
Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL) 202110 September 202028 October 20204 November 2020
Linkage Projects 2020 (LP20) - Assessment Round 220 December 20195 August 202012 August 2020
Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture 202028 January 202029 April 20206 May 2020

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.


Eligibility Matters

The ARC has developed an Eligibility Matters webpage which addresses some of the most common eligibility requirements for ARC schemes. It covers items including:

  • Researcher Roles
  • Fellowships/Awards
  • Number of Applications, Funded Projects and Cross-Scheme Eligibility
  • Organisational types
  • Incomplete or Misleading Information
  • Medical Research
  • Submission of applications

Visit the ARC Eligibility Matters webpage for more details.


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 for an E&C Check.

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 the University 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: Only institutional issues will be checked prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility and compliance 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 9am on the University 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 9am on the University 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 (E&C) Checks are completed electronically. While they are NOT compulsory they are highly recommended.
  • If you opt not to book an E&C Check, only institutional issues will be checked prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility and compliance of your application.
  • To enable the allocation of appropriate resourcing, bookings must be made prior to the defined scheme Eligibility and Compliance Check period. Access to book an Eligibility and Compliance Check will no longer be available once the Eligibility and Compliance Check period has commenced. This does not apply for schemes with continuous rounds (i.e. ARC Linkage Projects and NHMRC Partnership Projects).
  • Please also note that, no application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed application coversheet 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 Presentations

Please note: all links below require staff/student login to access

The presentation slides for the ARC 2020 Discovery Project presentation (held 21 November 2019) and the ARC 2020 DECRA presentation (held 10 December 2019) can be downloaded below.

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