The Australian Research Council (ARC) administers the National Competitive Grants Programme, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development.

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Australian Laureate Fellowships

This scheme reflects the Australian Research Council's commitment to support research excellence by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.

Open to applications from outstanding researchers of international repute, the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme particularly encourages proposals involving Australian and non-Australian researchers currently working overseas by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.

 

Key Dates

  • Proposals Open in RMS: 27 September 2017
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 October 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 26 October 2017
  • Proposals Close: 9 November 2017

Key Information

Request Not to Assess
  • UWA Internal Deadline: 26 October 2017
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 October 2017

Applicants may, if they have reason, nominate any person or persons whom they do not wish to assess their application, using the Request Not to Assess form.

The request not to assess form must be emailed to arc-research@uwa.edu.au, and not submitted direct to the ARC.

Submission Process

RMS

Applicants must complete an online form on the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS). Please consult the information on the system, including how to create a username and gain access.


UWA Internal Submission Process

Create application on RMS. Ensure you update your profile. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts Office at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants and Contracts Office, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts Office will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts Office will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts Office will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Australian Laureate Fellowships point of contact

The Discovery Projects scheme provides funding to Eligible Organisations to support research programs. Applications for funding under the Discovery Projects scheme are accepted once a year.

To be eligible to receive Near Miss Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Near Miss Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

 

Key Dates

Applications
  • Proposals Open in RMS: 13 November 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018
  • Applications Close: 21 February 2018
Request not to assess
  • UWA internal closing date: 31 January 2018
  • ARC closing date: 7 February 2018

While there is no requirement to nominate assessors, applicants may name a person whom they do not wish to assess the application. A Request not to assess form is available from the ARC for this purpose. The form must not accompany the application and must be submitted separately to arc-research@uwa.edu.au by the date provided above.

Key Information

Applicant Roles and Eligibility
  • Chief Investigator (CI)
  • Partner Investigator (PI)

Each application must have at least one Chief Investigator.

Limit on number of applications
  • As a general requirement, an applicant may apply for Discovery Projects only to the extent that, if successful, they would not exceed the maximum number of grants they may hold in 2018 (i.e. two Discovery Projects). Having said that, applicants must read carefully the restrictions highlighted at Clause A6.3 of the Funding Rules.
  • Generally if an applicant holds an ARC fellowship or award receiving funding in 2017 only one Discovery Project can be requested and held.
  • Failure to observe these limits may result in the automatic exclusion of all applications involving that researcher as Chief Investigator.
  • It is important for all applicants to read the Funding Rules carefully to determine the limit on the number of grants that may be held as different limits may apply.

Funding of Medical and Dental Research

The ARC does not fund research and/or training which, in its opinion, has a significant focus on near-term clinical medical (including dental) outcomes. The ARC has provided a definition of this to assist prospective applicants in determining whether their application is eligible for ARC funding.


Project Costs (Budget)

Details of how to enter the budget are contained in the ARC’s Instructions to Applicants. Please ensure the Instructions are followed carefully.The budget is a very important part of the application and must be fully justified.

All personnel committing time to the project must show their commitment by entering a portion of their salary and on-costs as an in-kind contribution under the appropriate column. Please note that the time commitment for ARC, NHMRC and other Commonwealth funded Fellows on a Discovery Project to commence in 2018 should not be shown as a UWA contribution.

A Project Costing Template has been created to calculate these costs.

Please note the following when requesting specific budget items:

  • PhD Stipend (ARC rate): $26,300. Teaching Relief: Up to $50,000 per year.

General handy hints relating to project costs for UWA employees are also available on the Research Grants and Contracts Office.


Justification of project costs (Budget)
Justification of funding requested from the ARC

It’s important to ensure that every item listed in the Budget is justified. This isn’t just a matter of listing them again: you need to justify why you need them – why is it integral to the project?

Details of non-ARC contributions

In addition to the direct costs entered into the budget table, The University of Western Australia would also be providing the indirect costs. Indirect costs include the provision of computers, office and laboratory space, electricity, the use of facilities and so on. These aren’t included in the budget table but should be included in the Justification.

The following sentence should be included in the Justification:"In addition to the direct costs listed in the budget table, The University of Western Australia will provide the indirect costs associated with the project."

If there are Chief Investigators from other eligible organisations and Partner Investigators from other organisations, it is likely that their organisations would also be providing indirect costs, so this could also be included in the Details of non-ARC Contributions.

Submission Process

RMS

Applications must be completed via the ARC’s Research Management System. Note the requirement detailed below for a complete electronic copy to be submitted to Research Grants and Contracts by the internal closing date.


Internal Submission Process
  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants and Contracts, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTES:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the ARC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Please read the ARC Funding Rules and instructions carefully and take note of the changes from last year. In particular, please note the limits on the number of proposals, funded projects and cross-scheme eligibility.

Discovery Projects point of contact

This scheme provides funding for Eligible Organisations to support research programs led by an Indigenous Australian researcher, and build research capacity for higher degree research and early-career researchers.

The Discovery Indigenous scheme for funding in 2015 includes the Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA). This is available to Chief Investigators who are Indigenous Australian researchers.

 

Key Dates

  • Proposals open: 21 November 2017
  • Request Not to Assess close: 7 March 2017
  • Internal closing date: 7 March 2018
  • Proposals close: 28 March 2018

Key Information

The objectives of the scheme are to:

  1. develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian researchers;
  2. support fundamental research and research training by Indigenous Australian individuals and teams;
  3. support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions; and
  4. expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding (for DIA applicants) your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Submission Process

RMS

UWA Internal Submission Process

Create application on RMS. Ensure you update your profile. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants and Contracts, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Discovery Indigenous point of contact

The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Programme. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.

 

Key Dates

Organisational Statements (including a copy of the draft application)
Applications
  • Proposals open in RMS: 8 January 2018
  • UWA internal deadline: 21 February 2018
  • Proposals close: 14 March 2018
Request Not to Assess
  • UWA internal deadline: 21 February 2018
  • External deadline: 28 February 2018

Key Information

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities

If you wish to submit a DECRA application, please make sure you read the Funding Rules and discuss your application with the relevant Faculty Research Development Adviser.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Researchers may be eligible to apply if they have been awarded a PhD within five years, or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption (see Funding Rules and FAQs for detailed information).

It is anticipated that up to 200 three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, including up to $40 000 per annum in project funds, may be awarded each year.


Strategic Statement

As part of the application, candidates must write a strategic statement which outlines:

  • indicates that this area is a core or emerging research strength and describes the level of resources to be provided to support the successful DECRA candidate (for example, project costs, PhD students, or salary top-up); and
  • details opportunities for the DECRA Candidate to demonstrate the level of independence required to be competitive for research and/or research and teaching pathways at the Administering Organisation during and after the Project

The statement must be approved and signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Applicants should consider UWA's existing and emerging research priority areas and contact the relevant Research Development Adviser for information regarding strategic alignment with UWA's priority areas. The strategic statement is a vital part of the application as it contributes to the selection criteria.

Please contact your Faculty Development Adviser for information on preparing the statement. Your statement will be reviewed and returned to you for uploading into your application on RMS. Your Research Development Adviser will arrange for the final version of the statement to be signed by the DVC(R).


Request for non-assessors

While there is no requirement to nominate assessors, applicants may name a person whom they do not wish to assess the application. A Request not to assess form is available from the ARC for this purpose. The form must not accompany the application and must be submitted separately to arc-research@uwa.edu.au by date provided above


Budget

Please take particular notice of the budget items supported and not supported by the ARC for this scheme. The ARC Funding Rules and the Instructions to Applicants should be followed carefully when preparing budget details.

The ARC provides a contribution of $100,858 per annum for salary and on-costs over a period of three years. This amount does not cover the minimum commencing salary and on-costs for someone with a PhD at UWA. Therefore, UWA will be required to provide a contribution to the salary and on-costs for the DECRA. The Project Costing Template should be used to calculate the UWA contribution along with any other salaries.

General handy hints relating to project costs for UWA employees are also available on the Research Grants and Contracts Office website.

The following sentence should be included in the Budget Justification:

“In addition to the direct costs listed in the budget table, and any salary shortfall, The University of Western Australia will also provide the indirect costs associated with the project."

Submission Process

Applicants must complete an online form on the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS). Please consult the information on the system, including how to create a username and gain access.

Applicants must first submit the Strategic Statement and a draft application to the relevant Research Development Adviser by the date specified above.

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate the PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants and Contracts, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office.

This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.


NOTES:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the ARC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. The Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Discovery Early Careers Researcher Awards point of contact

Centres of Excellence

ARC Centres of Excellence maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in the Government’s designated research priority areas.

ARC Centres of Excellence involve significant collaboration which allows the complementary research resources of universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses to be concentrated to support outstanding research.

 

Key Dates

Expressions of Interest are to be submitted via RMS:

  • Internal Closing Date: TBA
  • External Application Period: TBA

Fully completed proposals to be submitted via RMS:

  • Internal Closing Date: TBA
  • External Closing Date: TBA

Key Information

The objectives for the ARC Centres of Excellence are to:

  • undertake highly innovative and potentially transformational research that aims to achieve international standing in the fields of research envisaged and leads to a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge
  • link existing Australian research strengths and build critical mass with new capacity for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to address the most challenging and significant research problems
  • develop relationships and build new networks with major national and international centres and research programs to help strengthen research, achieve global competitiveness and gain recognition for Australian research
  • build Australia’s human capacity in a range of research areas by attracting and retaining, from within Australia and abroad, researchers of high international standing as well as the most promising research students
  • provide high-quality postgraduate and postdoctoral training environments for the next generation of researchers
  • offer Australian researchers opportunities to work on large-scale problems over long periods of time
  • establish Centres that have an impact on the wider community through interaction with higher education institutes, governments, industry and the private and non-profit sector.

In most cases, a successful Centre should expect to receive ARC funding of approximately $1m-$3m per year. ARC Centres of Excellence may be applied for and awarded funding for up to seven years.

It is anticipated the ARC will be inviting Expressions of Interest in 2015 for another round of Centres of Excellence. Current details of the scheme are available on the ARC website. This website will be updated as and when the ARC releases more information.

Submission Process

Request Not to Assess

While there is no requirement to nominate assessors, applicants may name a person whom they do not wish to assess the application. A Request Not to Assess Form is available from the ARC for this purpose. The form must not accompany the application and must be submitted separately to arc-research@uwa.edu.au by date provided above.


RMS

Applicants must complete an online form on the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS). Please consult the information on the system, including how to create a username and gain access.


UWA Internal Submission Process

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure you update your profile. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate the PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur by the internal closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:

  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Centres of Excellence point of contact

Future Fellowships

The University of Western Australia welcomes applicants for Australian Research Council Future Fellowships to join our word-class research teams. These guidelines are prepared to assist candidates submitting applications for Future Fellowships through UWA.

Future Fellowship appointees at UWA may receive an ongoing position at the end of the Fellowship subject to continuing high performance and Head of School approval. See the University Policy on Appointment of Mid Career and Senior Fellows.

Your Research Development Adviser, Associate Dean Research and Head of School must be consulted prior to submitting an application.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the ARC Funding Rules, and Instructions to Applicants before completing an application. The following is provided as a guide.

It's important to note the following:

  • Applicants cannot submit more than 3 Future Fellowship proposals (maximum of 1 application per round)
  • Future Fellows cannot apply for a subsequent Future Fellowship
  • There are limits, outlined in the Funding Rules, on applying for and holding a Future Fellowship in addition to other ARC schemes. In particular, researchers cannot apply for or hold more than one Discovery Project and a Future Fellowship.
 

Key Dates

Applications
  • Proposals Open in RMS: 2 October 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2017
  • Applications Close: 22 November 2017

Request Not to Assess
  • UWA Internal Deadline: Thursday 1 November 2017
  • ARC Request Not to Assess Close: 8 November 2017

Key Information

Eligibility

A PhD (or equivalent research qualification) must have been awarded on or between 1 March 2003 and 1 March 2013. Applicants whose PhD was awarded prior to 1 March 2013 and who have had career interruptions should contact the Research Grants and Contracts Office so that an eligibility exemption can be arranged.


Statement by the Administering Organisation Outlining Strategic Alignment

As part of the application, a statement must be prepared explaining how the Fellowship will align with and/or complement the staffing profile of UWA. The statement must be signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Details of the content to be included in the Statement are available under section B3.3.1 of the Funding Rules.

Applicants will need to contact their for Research Development Adviser for information on preparing the statement. Once the statement has been finalised the Research Development Adviser will arrange for it to be signed and returned to applicants in time for uploading into the application on RMS. The statement is a vital part of the application as it represents 15% of the selection criteria.


Request for non-assessors

Applicants may, if they have reason, nominate any person or persons whom they do not wish to assess their application, using the Request not to Assess form.

The request not to assess form must be emailed to arc-research@uwa.edu.au, and not submitted direct to the ARC.

Submission Process

RMS

Applicants must complete an online form on the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS). Please consult the information on the system, including how to create a username and gain access.

UWA Internal Submission Process
  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documentation

Future Fellowships point of contact

The Australian Research Council's (ARC) Linkage infrastructure equipment and facilities (LIEF) scheme is part of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Objectives

The objectives of the LIEF scheme are to:

  • encourage Eligible Organisations to develop collaborative arrangements with other Eligible Organisations and/or Partner Organisations to develop and support research infrastructure;
  • support large-scale national or international cooperative initiatives allowing expensive research infrastructure to be shared and/or accessed
  • support areas of existing and/or emerging research strength; and
  • support and develop research infrastructure for the broader research community

The minimum level of funding provided by the ARC is $150,000 per year and the maximum level of funding is 75% of the total direct cost of the eligible budget items. All LIEF proposals must have a duration of one year. A Project may be applied for up to five years only for:

  1. construction of research infrastructure
  2. subscription or coordinated access to international facilities and major national facilities

Generally, applications should involve two or more eligible higher education institutions and individual researchers may only submit and/or be funded concurrently for a maximum of two LIEF Active Projects. Please note that "Active Project" means a Project that is receiving funding according to the terms of the original Funding Agreement, or has any carryover funds approved by the ARC, or an approved variation to the Project's end date. A proposal must nominate at least one CI and may nominate no more than a total of 15 CIs and Partner Investigators (PIs). No more than five CIs from each Eligible Organisation or five PIs from each Partner Organisation may be nominated on a proposal. The first named CI will be the Project Leader and must have a demonstrated capacity to manage the project.

 

Key Dates

Following discussion with the other WA universities, the following indicative timeline for 2018 has been established for proposals involving UWA (including proposals that involve universities from outside of Western Australia).

As for previous rounds, there will first be a call for Strategic proposals that meet the emerging infrastructure needs of Western Australia and will leverage further Federal and State investment in research within the State. These Strategic proposals would normally involve a large number of partners and/or potential users. This Strategic round will be followed by a round of Researcher-led proposals.


12 January 2018

2 February 2018

Mid-January 2018
  • Meeting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research) of the WA universities (or their nominees) to discuss the Expression of Interest for Strategic bids and to provide feedback to applicants.

Mid-February 2018
  • Meeting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research) of the WA universities (or their nominees) to discuss the Expression of Interest for Researcher-led bids and to provide feedback to applicants.

14 March 2018
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline
  • Applicants who do not meet the internal deadline at each stage in the process may be required to defer their applications until next year. Late applications will only proceed at the discretion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

28 March 2018
  • Applications close with ARC

Key Information

Budget

The LIEF scheme will fund up to a maximum of 75% of the direct cost of purchasing the equipment or creating the facility (net of GST). The remaining 25% should be obtained from the collaborating institutions, and from other sources where possible.

For Strategic bids, the entire UWA cash commitment will be met from the Research Priority Funds (RPF) regardless of whether the bid is hosted at UWA. For Researcher-led bids, the entire UWA cash commitment will be met from the facilities, schools or centres, unless otherwise agreed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).


Responsibilities of the first named Chief Investigator

It is the responsibility of the first named CI to submit the application on the ARC's Research Management System (RMS) and to submit a complete electronic copy of the final application to the Office of Research Enterprise (ORE) by the internal deadline. The final version of the application will be the responsibility of the CI - the ORE will not make amendments to applications.

The Administering Organisation must certify proposals on-line in RMS. The certification in RMS includes, but is not limited, to statements that:

  1. the Proposal does not constitute medical and dental research as defined on the ARC website
  2. the Administering Organisation has the signed certifications of all investigators and all organisations necessary to allow the Proposal to proceed, excepting the certification of the employing organisations of overseas PIs (unless the overseas PIs are employees of the Administering Organisation).

The signature of the first-named CI and the Head of School of the first-named CI on the UWA Application Cover Sheet will certify that the application meets all the eligibility requirements in the ARC Funding Rules.

The first named CI must ensure that signed certifications are attached to the UWA Application Cover Sheet which accompanies the electronic copy of the application submitted to ORE.

Submission Process

Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the RGO, via email to Director, Office of Research Enterprise prior to the internal deadline. Please note there are 2 internal deadlines - one for Strategic bids and one for researcher led bids.


Final proposal

As applications must be submitted on the ARC's Research Management System (RMS) it is vital that final versions of applications are complete and submitted to the Research Office on RMS by the internal deadline in order for the Research Grants and Contracts Office to certify and submit online by the external deadline.

All Chief/Partner Investigators will require an RMS account and investigators will be invited by the proposal owner (first named CI) via RMS to participate in the application.

In order for the invitation to be issued, a Person ID must be obtained from the invitee. The Person ID is not the same as an RMS ID. The number is found under "Personal Details" for each investigator on RMS.

The following process should be followed to complete an application:

  1. Create application on RMS.
  2. Within RMS, generate the PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur by the internal closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Key Documents

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment & Facilities point of contact

The Linkage Projects scheme supports collaborative research and development projects between higher education organisations and other organisations, including within industry, to enable the application of advanced knowledge to problems.

 

Key Dates

Round 1
  • There is a 10 week support program managed by the Research Development Advisers. The start date of this support program is 12 June 2017.
  • Please contact your faculty RDA about participating in the support program.
  • Internal Closing Date for submission to Research Grants and Contracts Office: 21 August 2017
  • External Closing Date: 4 September 2017

 Round 2 

  • There is a 10 week support program managed by the Research Development Advisers. The start date of this support program is 28 August 2017.
  • Please contact your faculty RDA about participating in the support program.
  • Internal Closing Date for submission to Research Grants and Contracts Office: 6 November 2017
  • External Closing Date: 20 November 2017

Applications may still be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office outside of these dates.

Requests not to assess should be internally submitted when internally submitting the application.

Key Information

Partner Organisations

As with all aspects of the application, the Partner Organisation, including the cash and in-kind contribution, must comply with the relevant requirements as set out in the Funding Rules and the Instructions to Applicants. Note in particular the requirement for the Partner Organisation(s) letter(s) of eligibility and support to:

  • provide a brief profile of the organisation and details of the Cash and In-kind Contributions;
  • certify that no part of its Cash Contribution is drawn from funds previously appropriated or awarded from Commonwealth or Australian State or Territory sources for the purposes of research;
  • demonstrate the source of its Cash Contribution;
  • certify that it will meet the requirements outlined in a standard Funding Agreement, including the requirement to enter into arrangements regarding intellectual property; and most importantly of all
  • provide details regarding how the project aligns with the Partner Organisation’s objectives, and demonstrate a genuine commitment to the project.

Full details of the requirements for the Partner Organisation letters can be found in the Instructions to Applicants (page 14).


Funding Agreement

All applicants must familiarise themselves with the Funding Agreement and ensure that their Partner Organisations are aware of the Funding Agreement, including, in particular, the requirements for the Partner Organisation(s) to enter an agreement with the University before the project starts.


Budgets

The UWA Internal Guidelines should be consulted when preparing applications, especially when developing budgets. The Internal Guidelines include links to professional and academic salary scales and Common Classification Levels for Research Grant Funded Staff.


Budgets other personnel

All other positions to be funded by the ARC must be entered into the budget on RMS. The project costing template should be used to determine the amounts to be entered into both the ARC and the University sections within RMS.


Budgets CIs & PIs

The total salary costs (inclusive of salary on-costs) for the CIs and PIs, for the proportion of the time they will dedicate to the project, must be entered as in-kind costs in the relevant budgets. The project costing template should be used to determine the amounts for the UWA CIs.


Budgets Partner Organisation contributions

The cash and in-kind amounts committed by Partner Organisations must be entered into the appropriate sections within RMS.


Budget justification

As with all grant applications, all budget requests must be fully justified. The form on RMS has sections for justifying the ARC request and for justifying the Partner Organisation and other contributions, including the University's contribution. The justification of the University's contribution should include the following or similar wording:"In addition to the indirect (and any direct) contributions, The University of Western Australia's contribution includes a substantial indirect contribution, including existing facilities and equipment (including laboratory and office space); existing research support staff (including UWA-funded research assistants and technical officers, etc.); administrative support; and other indirect research infrastructure and support services such as libraries, computer services, telecommunications, power and lighting, and building maintenance and cleaning."

Submission Process

The application is submitted online via the ARC's Research Management System (RMS).

UWA provides guidelines on obtaining access to RMS.

Note in particular the requirement for all:

  • Chief Investigators (CIs) and Partner Investigator (PIs) require an RMS account
  • CIs and PIs need to be invited onto the application on RMS by the proposal owner.

UWA Internal Submission Process

Create application on RMS. Ensure you update your profile. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this Proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications by the internal closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Linkage Projects point of contact

Industrial Transformation Research Program

The Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) is a scheme from the Australian Research Council which is intended to support quality R&D partnerships that will help transform Australian industries.

The Program will fund Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres.

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs will engage Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. This scheme will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable.

Industrial Transformation Training Centres will 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.

 

Key Dates

  • Proposals Open: 3 October 2017
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 8 November 2017
  • Internal Closing Date: 15 November 2017
  • Proposals Close: 29 November 2017

Key Information

ITRP Priorities
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

Funding

Research Hubs will be established with funding for up to five years. The ARC will invest a minimum of $500,000 and up to a maximum of $1 million per year in each Hub, with this investment being matched by Partner Organisations- both cash and in kind. As a general rule, the combined Partner Organisation cash contribution must be at least 75% of the total funding requested from the ARC.

Research Training Centres may be funded for four or five consecutive years. The ARC will invest a minimum of $650,000 per year for the first three years and $150,000 in the fourth year. There is no minimum level of funding provided by the ARC in the fifth year.

The maximum level of funding is $1 million per year for each Centre. Each project should fund at least ten (10) Higher Degree by Research candidates and three (3) postdoctoral fellows in each Training Centre. Partner Organisation contribution’s must be sufficient to support the research projects of the Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows in the Centre.

Submission Process

The application is submitted online via the ARC's Research Management System (RMS). UWA provides guidelines on obtaining access to RMS.

Note in particular the requirement for all:

  • Chief Investigators (CIs) and Partner Investigator (PIs) require an RMS account
  • CIs and PIs need to be invited onto the application on RMS by the proposal owner.

UWA Internal Submission Process
RMS

Applications must be completed via the ARC’s Research Management System. Note the requirement detailed below for a complete electronic copy to be submitted to Research Grants and Contracts by the internal closing date.

  1. Create application on RMS. Ensure all CIs and PIs update their profiles. Upload any required attachments, including the Grant Proposal PDF.
  2. Within RMS, generate a PDF for this proposal.
  3. Email the Proposal PDF and the UWA Application Cover Sheet to Research Grants and Contracts at arc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the ARC closing date.
  4. The application may continue to be refined on RMS during this period.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and submit on RMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to Research Office. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the ARC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the ARC.

NOTES:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the ARC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to arc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to the ARC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Key Documents

Industrial Transformation Research Program point of contact

NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

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Project Grants

 

Key Dates

  • NHMRC Funding Rules and Application: TBC
  • Applications open in RGMS: 10 January 2018
  • New Investigator Submission Deadline: TBC
  • Minimum Data Deadline: 14 February 2018
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 21 February 2018
  • Applications Close: 14 March 2018

Key Information

To be eligible to receive Near Miss Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Near Miss Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Minimum Data Requirements

Minimum data must be entered in RGMS by 5:00pm AEDT on 14 February 2018 to allow the NHMRC to commence sourcing suitable assessors. Applications that fail to satisfy this requirement will not be accepted. Applicants are also reminded to complete the recommended fields below with correct information. Using placeholder text such as "text", "synopsis" or "xx" etc. are not acceptable as minimum data.

Minimum data for the Project Grants scheme consist of the following:

  • General – Application Information: You must complete fields for Administering Institution, Application Title, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Research (yes/no) and Synopsis.
  • A-RC: Research Classification (all sections).
  • B-GRPN: Grant Review Panel Nomination

New Investigators

Applicants who wish to apply as a NI should note:

Please note that applicants who nominate themselves as seeking funding as a Cancer Australia Young Investigator within the New Investigator eligibility form will be notified of their eligibility by Cancer Australia separate to NHMRC New Investigator eligibility outcomes.


Funding by other organisations

A number of organisations are inviting applications for funding through the NHMRC's Project Grant application process (see links below).

Applicants wishing to use the NHMRC Project Grant application process to apply for funding from these other organisations must also comply with any additional, specified criteria, funding rules and application submission requirements.


Project Costs (Budget)

The UWA Internal Guidelines should be consulted when preparing applications, especially when developing budgets. The Internal Guidelines include links to general and academic salary scales and Common Classification Levels for Research Grant Funded Staff. An online research project costing template is also available.

NHMRC Project Grant budgets can now include a request for the costs of biospecimens and associated data, provided they are a direct requirement of the research project.

Submission Process

All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS. Ensure all CIs update their profiles.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the snapshot reports, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents, the UWA Application Cover Sheet, the NHMRC Certification Form, and any supplementary questions (Cancer Council or Cancer Australia), to Research Grants at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO, and submit the final version of any supplementary questions (Cancer Council or Cancer Australia) to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTES:

  1. Research Grants will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

  • Once feedback has been provided electronically submit the application via RGMS

Key Documents

NHMRC Project Grants point of contact

Centres of Research Excellence

The CRE will build capacity and support research that will lead to improved community health outcomes, and ensure effective translation of research outcomes primarily into practice.

Applicants who wish to apply for a CRE in one of these specific research areas should refer to the documentation to apply for a CRE grant and nominate the relevant Application Priority Area in RGMS.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications open in RGMS: October 2017 - TBC
  • Minimum Data Requirements:  October 2017 - TBC
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: TBC
  • Applications Close: November 2017 - TBC

All applicants are required to commence their application and to provide the specified minimum data in RGMS by Wednesday 16 December 2015, in time for the NHMRC to start sourcing reviewers with appropriate expertise.

Key Information

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme seeks applications from teams of researchers to pursue innovative, high-quality collaborative research activities in the following priority areas:

  • Clinical Research
  • Health Services Research
  • Population Health Research

The second round of CRE funding for 2015 (for funding in 2016) will include two additional streams, each with a particular focus on establishing a collaborative network to achieve scheme objectives. These are:

  • Infectious Disease in Emergency Response Research
  • Indigenous Researcher Capacity Building

Key Documents

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC's Research Grants Management System.  All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the Snapshot reports, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other applications documents, the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form to Research Grants and Contracts Office at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts Office will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Centres of Research Excellence point of contact

Development Grants

A Development Grant provides funding support to individual researchers, research teams, or a health and medical research company in partnership with a researcher/s to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-seed stage.

 

Key Dates


  • Applications open in RGMS: 15 November 2017
  • Minimum Data Deadline: 24 January 2018
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 17 January 2018
  • Applications close: 7 February 2018

Key Information

The Scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings. The research will usually be undertaken in Australia.

The Scheme focuses on medical research that has the potential to be commercialised. The research should achieve critical scientific and commercial proof-of-principle milestones in order to attract further investment from industry development schemes or private sector investment.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC?s Research Grants Management System.   All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the Snapshot reports, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other applications documents, the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form to Research Grants and Contracts Office at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts Office will then submit the application to the NHMRC.
NOTE
  1. Research Grants will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Development Grants point of contact

Program Grants

The NHMRC Program Grants scheme provides support for teams of researchers, to pursue broadly based, multidisciplinary, collaborative research activity relevant to better health

Such activity includes, for example, biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research.

  • Facilitate collaborative use of specialised facilities or expertise.
  • Pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative goals which would not be possible by working on the program's individual components in isolation of each other.
 

Key Dates

  • Applications open in RGMS: 22 March 2017
  • Minimum Data Deadline: 3 May 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 26 April 2017
  • Applications close: 17 May 2017

Key Information

The support provided for successful applicants is for the research team to support its broad research theme/s. Program Grant recipients will be expected to achieve the following:

  • Contribute new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research.
  • Develop novel ideas and approaches.
  • Tackle problems for which longer term stable funding is essential.
  • Develop training and career development opportunities within the team.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC's Research Grants Management System.  All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the Snapshot reports, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other applications documents, the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.
NOTE:
  1. Research Grants will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Program Grants point of contact

Partnerships for Better Health

NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.

Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

 

Key Dates

Partnership Projects 2017 can be submitted at any time during the year, up until 6 December 2017. In 2018, there will be three distinct Peer Review Cycles (PRC) the dates for PRC #1 and PRC #2 are listed below:

PRC #3 PRC #1PRC #2
NHMRC Approved Administering Institutions wavier due date

8 November 2017

TBC

TBC

UWA Internal Submission Deadline

15 November 2017

21 March 2018

25 July 2018

Minimum Data Due

22 November 2017

28 March 2018

1 August 2018

Application Close

6 December 2017

11 April 2018

15 August 2018

Deadline for each of the Peer Review Cycles (PRC)

Key Information

The initiative will fund projects that require medium to long term support with the goal of supporting research that is likely to impact on health policy, health practice and/or service delivery. Projects must be proposed by alliances between researchers and policy and/or practice partner organisations. This initiative aims to increase the opportunities for the transfer and exchange of research evidence (knowledge), which could result in a greater uptake of research evidence into health policy and health practice and, consequently, an improvement in Australian health and health care.

This scheme allows applicants to apply at any time during the year rather than through just one annual round. This is to allow researchers and partner organisations to develop timely collaborations. The grant commencement date is not fixed for 1 January – it will be aligned with the timing of each peer review cycle. This allows funding to be administered more quickly after grants are awarded provided all necessary documentation is in place.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC's Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the Snapshot reports, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other applications documents, the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form to Research Grants and Cotracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants will then submit the application to the NHMRC.
NOTE:
  1. Research Grants will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet and the NHMRC Certification Form.

Please be aware that signoff of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Partnerships for Better Health point of contact

Research Fellowships

The purpose of the NHMRC Research Fellowship Scheme is to provide support for outstanding health and medical researchers to undertake research that is of major importance in its field and of significant benefit to Australian health and medical research.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications open in RGMS: 6 December 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 10 January 2018
  • Applications close: 31 January 2018

Key Information

Research Fellowships are open to all researchers in Australia who have a sustained track record of significant output, as demonstrated in peer-reviewed literature, and a strong commitment to quality research outputs as judged relative to opportunity.Research Fellowships offered by the NHMRC are prestigious, highly competitive, sought-after awards for high performing, mid-career researchers. Recipients of Research Fellowships are generally in the top 10 percent of their field, and are viewed as ‘pushing the boundaries’ of research.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the UWA Application Cover Sheet, Snapshot reports, Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine your application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Research Fellowships point of contact

Practitioner Fellowships

The NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships Scheme (the Scheme) is intended for active clinicians and public health or health services professionals to undertake research that is linked to their practice or policy.

The Scheme may support practitioners in developing a career that includes successful research.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications open in RGMS: 6 December 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 10 January 2018
  • Applications close (NHMRC): 31 January 2018

Key Information

The NHMRC expects applicants to plan to combine clinical/public health duties and research, and to be able to demonstrate that the research associated with the Practitioner Fellowship is designed to maximise application or transfer of outputs into policy or practice.

Practitioner Fellowships offered by the NHMRC are prestigious, highly competitive, sought-after awards for high performing, mid-career researchers. Recipients of Practitioner Fellowships are generally in the top 10 percent of their field of research.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the snapshot reports, the UWA Application Cover Sheet, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Practitioner Fellowships point of contact

Early Career Fellowships

Four-year Early Career Fellowships are provided to allow developing health and medical researchers of outstanding ability to undertake further training either in Australia or overseas.

Awards are available for full-time training in basic research within the biomedical sciences, or the clinical research (including social and behavioural sciences), public health research (including medicine, nursing, and other health specialities) or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research fields.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications Open in RGMS: 10 January 2018
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 7 February 2018
  • Applications Close (NHMRC): 28 February 2018

Key Information

While the bulk of Fellowships are for full-time training, part-time (50 per cent to 70 per cent) opportunities are also available to provide training for awardees who wish to combine their professional career with a research training Fellowship in Australia.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the snapshot reports, the UWA Application Cover Sheet, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

Early Career Fellowships point of contact

Career Development Fellowships

The NHMRC Career Development Fellowship scheme aims to help to build Australia’s capacity for research in all fields of health and medical research, with a particular emphasis on clinical, public health and health service research.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications Open in RGMS: 17 January 2018
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 14 February 2018
  • Applications Close (NHMRC): 7 March 2018

Key Information

The scheme seeks to:

  • increase knowledge and support the development of evidence-based health policies
  • encourage the growth of knowledge-based industries in Australia by helping to bridge the gap between research and industry and fostering an environment that values industry achievement
  • provide a vehicle for Australian researchers working overseas to return to Australia to continue their career development.

The awards are available to researchers in the early stages of their careers. The proposed research must:

  • be internationally competitive
  • develop their capacity for original independent research
  • develop their research leadership skills
  • help them to establish themselves as independent self-directed health and medical researchers in a research program or as part of a research team.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC's Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the snapshot reports, the UWA Application Cover Sheet, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

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Career Development Fellowships point of contact

Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

The National Health and Medical Research Council Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship awards provide support and training for future leaders in translating important research findings into clinical practice.

 

Key Dates

  • Applications open in RGMS: 5 April 2017
  • UWA Internal Submission Deadline: 10 May 2017
  • Applications close (NHMRC): 31 May 2017

Key Information

The award supports protected time for health professionals in researching approaches to applying evidence to improve care, and develop the range of skills needed for leadership in research translation.

The Fellowships are intended to promote implementation of established evidence rather than further development of the evidence base for an intervention.

To be eligible to receive Fellowship Gap Central funding your application must be subject to internal peer review via Plutus and must be submitted to the Research Grants and Contracts Office by the internal closing date. Full details of the Fellowship Gap Central scheme can be found here. Full details of the UWA internal peer review process can be found here.

Submission Process

Applications must be completed via the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System. All applications must be submitted by the internal closing date as follows:

  1. Create application on RGMS.
  2. Within RGMS, Request Latest Snapshot Report.
  3. Email the snapshot reports, the UWA Application Cover Sheet, the Grant Proposal PDF and any other documents to Research Grants and Contracts at nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. This must occur no later than three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date.
  4. Continue to refine application.
  5. Once feedback has been received from Research Grants, finalise the application and certify on RGMS, ensuring the application has the status of Submitted to RAO. This must occur no later than two working days prior to the NHMRC closing date. Research Grants and Contracts will then submit the application to the NHMRC.

NOTE:
  1. Research Grants and Contracts will only provide feedback to applicants who internally submit their applications three weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. Only submit to nhmrc-research@uwa.edu.au. Do not submit to any other email address. Do not submit any hard copy documents.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts will only submit applications to NHMRC after receipt of the UWA Application Cover Sheet.

Please be aware that sign-off of the Application Cover Sheet will be taken as confirmation that the eligibility criteria have been met, and that the School will meet any shortfalls, including salary shortfalls.

Key Documents

TRIP Fellowships point of contact

Equipment Grants

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded $245,723.34 to UWA for equipment grants in 2016.

The funding is allocated on a pro rata basis to Administering Institutions according to their share of the total funding awarded by the NHMRC for research each year.

 

Key Dates

Opening Date: 23 September 2016

Closing Date: 14 October 2016

Key Information

Proposals can request up to $50,000 for purchase of equipment that can be used to support and enhance the work of researchers funded by the NHMRC. Applications for equipment costing more than $50,000 must be supported by confirmation of additional funds obtained from the Centre, School or Faculty, or from an external source.

The NHMRC emphasises the need for Institutions to be strategic in the purchase of larger items of equipment. A UWA committee will be convened to assess the applications and the following criteria will be taken into consideration when making decisions on the equipment to be supported. Please note that this is a competitive process, with applications assessed against the following selection criteria.


Selection Criteria:
  • Preference will be given to pieces of equipment and facilities which are not project specific.
  • The equipment should support high quality health and medical research, as evidenced by NHMRC or other competitive grant support.
  • A clear case of need must be established. The scheme is not intended to duplicate existing equipment. Lack of access to similar equipment in the institution or region can be used to establish a need for a particular item of equipment.
  • Degree of collaborative use of the equipment e.g. multi-user equipment which crosses disciplines, research groups and schools.
  • Australian-made equipment should be selected where possible

To promote strategic and collaborative use of proposed equipment, applications are especially encouraged from faculties, schools, centres and discipline groups.


NOTE:

Applicants are encouraged to consult widely prior to submission to ensure that multiple applications for the same item(s) of equipment are not submitted

The equipment funds must be expended by 31 May 2017. The NHMRC requires final acquittal of equipment grant funding by 30 June 2017.

Submission Process

Applicants must submit one electronic copy of application comprising of the following:

  • 2016 NHMRC Equipment Grant Application Form
  • Statement Addressing Selection Criteria (maximum of 4 pages)
  • Written Quote for Equipment
  • UWA Application Cover Sheet: Applications to be emailed to: ieuan.linck@uwa.edu.au

Key Documents

Previous Recipients

Equipment Grants point of contact

NIH

The American National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness & disability.

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The following documents will assist you with your NIH application:

These second and third forms contain UWA-specific NIH data, such as ethics assurance and other numbers:

Universities Australia: Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

This scheme fosters research collaboration between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

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Further information and application forms are available from the Universities Australia Website.


Please submit the following to UWA Research Grants:

For all enquiries, please contact ieuan.linck@uwa.edu.au

WUN Research Development Fund

WUN Research Development Fund grants provide up to £10,000 (approximately A$16,900) to support international collaborations that address WUN's Global Challenges.

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All RDF applications must involve the participation of at least three partner universities, from two geographical regions.  Applications must address a Global Challenge - strategic research areas, requiring the sharing of knowledge across institutions and disciplines:

  • Responding to Climate Change
  • Global Higher Education and Research
  • Understanding Cultures
  • Public Health (Non-communicable disease)

Proposals are particularly encouraged that address one or more of these Global Challenges as well as one of WUN’s cross-cutting themes in economics, big data, and regional programs of the Global China Group and the Global Africa Group. The RDF provides one year of seed funding with the firm expectation that projects will result in academic publications, policy impact and sustainability through securing funding from external sources.

Full application guidelines are available via the WUN Online application portal

Matched Funding

The RDF requires all WUN partners listed on an application to match the total funding requested. Lead applicants will typically provide most of the matched funding.

As such, priority will be given to eligible applicants who have received internal funding via the UWA Research Collaboration Awards, or those who can commit funds from other sources.

UWA Researcher Led Application Process

Each member institution may submit a maximum of two RDF proposals. UWA Applications will be shortlisted internally prior to submission.

  1. Complete the WUN Research Development Fund Application Form and Budget Template, provided below; 
  2. Submit a pdf copy of the full application to the Research Grants office, via email to submissions-research@uwa.edu.au

To be considered for UWA shortlisting, applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm, Friday 07 October, 2017.



Externally Led Applications

To facilitate participation on externally-led RDF applications, a limited amount of funding is available via the WUN Matching Fund. Please contact A/Prof. Judith Berman for details.