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Changes to the access of Grant Guidelines and Instructions to Applicants:

Please note that ARC Grant Guidelines and Instructions to Applicants are no longer able to be accessed from the ARC web pages.

You will need to go to https://www.grants.gov.au

Click on New User Registration.  Once you have a login you can access all ARC information.

Budget information included in funding proposals:

The salary of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellow or DECRA must not be included as an in-kind contribution in the budget section of proposals to any ARC funding scheme.

ARC salaries are funded by the Commonwealth. The inclusion of an ARC salary as an organisational in-kind contribution may lead to a proposal being excluded and not recommended for funding.

Now Open - ARC Funding Opportunities:

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY OUTSTANDING FINAL REPORTS FROM ANY NAMED PARTICIPANT WILL RULE YOUR APPLICATION INELIGIBLE.

Key dates for Linkage Projects 2018

  • Release of Funding Rules: 1 September 2017
  • Applications open: 20 December 2017
  • Applications close: 20 December 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: At time of application submission
  • Rejoinders: With the move to a continuous application process, there is not a fixed time for rejoinders. The research office will be notified two weeks in advance of the rejoinder opening for an application and applicants will have approximately one week to complete the rejoinder after opening.
  • Anticipated announcement: Approximately six months from the application submission date*

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided. (4pm Queensland time from October to April).

The Grant Guidelines and Grant Opportunity for LP18 (GO887) are now available on GrantConnect.

RESEARCH SERVICES KEY DATES

Research Services will be batching ARC Linkage Projects for submission to the ARC. The Research Services internal submission date allows for eligibility checking of the application ready for submission. Please ensure that you complete the relevant Divisional Notices of Intent (NOI) to apply to the scheme and submit your NOI to your Associate Dean of Research for approval. (Please note that the batching schedule will not preclude a researcher with a "Research Services checked and ready to submit" application in the ARC system to request Research Services to submit the application to the ARC before a batching deadline.)

The batching schedule is listed below:

Submission ARCSubmission Research Services
Monday 21 May 2018Monday 7 May 2018
Monday 23 July 2018Monday 9 July 2018
Monday 24 September 2018Monday 10 September 2018
Monday 26 November 2018Monday 12 November 2018

Key dates for ARC Centres of Excellence  2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 22 May 2018
  • Full Application 
    • Application period: 12 October 2018 to 19 December 2018
    • Rejoinders: March 2019 to April 2019
    • Interviews: May 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

ARC Centres of Excellence 2020 Grant Guidelines - CoE2020

Documentation available via: ARC Centres of Excellence 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View - GO1281

Key dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 24 September 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 25 October 2018
  • Applications Close: 8 November 2018
  • Rejoinders: 20 February 2019 to 7 March 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Mid 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Australian Laureate Fellowships 2019 Grant Guidelines – FL19

Documentation available via: Australian Laureate Fellowships 2019 Current Grant Opportunity View – GO1688

Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 February 2019
  • Applications Close: 13 March 2019
  • Rejoinders: 20 June 2019 to 4 July 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Grant Guidelines—DE20

Documentation available via: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1742.

Key dates for Discovery Indigenous 2020 

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 21 November 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 March 2019
  • Applications Close: 27 March 2019
  • Rejoinders: 13 June 2019 to 27 June 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Key dates for Discovery Projects 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 13 November 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 February 2019
  • Applications Close: 27 February 2019
  • Rejoinders: 12 June 2019 to 26 June 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Key dates for Future Fellowships 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 7 December 2018
  • Applications Close: 21 December 2018
  • Rejoinders: 11 April 2019 to 24 April 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Future Fellowships 2019 Grant Guidelines—FT19

Documentation available via: Future Fellowships 2019 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1740

Key dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 3 October 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 28 November 2018
  • Applications Close: 12 December 2018
  • Rejoinders: 1 March 2019 to 8 March 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Industrial Transformation Research Program 2019 Grant Guidelines – ITRP2019

Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Research Program Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1748

Key dates for PFAS (Per- And Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances) Remediation Research Program 2018 Round Two

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 10 October 2018
  • Applications Open: 10 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 31 January 2019
  • Applications Close: 14 February 2019
  • Rejoinders: 4 April 2019 to 17 April 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2018

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program - Round 2 Grant Guidelines – SR18

Documentation available via: PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program - Round 2 Current Grant Opportunity View – GO1731

Key dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 3 October 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 28 November 2018
  • Applications Close: 12 December 2018
  • Rejoinders: 1 March 2019 to 8 March 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

*Please note that these are approximate dates and are subject to change.
Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Industrial Transformation Research Program 2019 Grant Guidelines – ITRP2019

Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Research Program Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1749

Schemes under Assessment:

  • LINKAGE INFRASTRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES for funding commencing in 2019
    • Announcement:  Fourth Quarter 2018
  • DISCOVERY INDIGENOUS for funding commencing in 2019
    • Announcement:  Fourth Quarter 2018
  • DISCOVERY EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD (DECRA) for funding commencing in 2019
    • Announcement:  Fourth Quarter 2018
  • LINKAGE PROJECTS 2018 - Proposals submitted 23 December 2017 to 20 December 2018
    • Announcement:  approximately six months from the proposal submission date *
  • DISCOVERY PROJECTS for funding commencing in 2019
    • Announcement:  Fourth Quarter 2018

*  Please note that these are approximate timeframes and are subject to change

ARC Final Reports

When you have completed your final report in RMS and submitted to the Research Office please email researchoffice@jcu.edu.au to let us know the report is ready for submission to the ARC.

Research Management System (RMS) Information

The Research Management System (RMS) is a web-based system used to prepare and submit research proposals, assessments and rejoinders.

Further information can be found at www.arc.gov.au/rms-information

Please: carefully read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants before commencing an application in RMS.

Salaries calculators can be accessed via the External Grants Scheme index page or contact Annette.Ryan@jcu.edu.au