FEDUA support for researchers developing and submitting ARC Linkage Projects applications
The ARC’s Linkage Projects (LP) scheme offers a significant funding opportunity to the researchers within Faculty of Education and Arts due to:
- The higher success rate (46% for LP compared to 22% for DP)
- Less emphasis on track record (currently 20% for LP compared to 40% for DP), which enables those with an emerging track record or who have entered academia via non-traditional pathways to be competitive (though a solid track record remains a prerequisite for any ARC funding scheme).
- The scheme’s focus on applied research with external partners that is consistent with the innovative, collaborative and socially engaged research conducted within the Faculty.
- The ability for an individual researcher to hold four LPs above and beyond the DP limit (which is two). This makes the scheme suitable for high achieving research academics to grow their programme including doctoral and post-doctoral positions.
- The significant amount of available funding and the fact that ARC LP success counts towards Australian Competitive Grant income reporting to HERDC
- The recent change in eligibility for research projects that result in creative outputs – though until we see how this plays out it would be advisable to be cautious about how much creative output should be included.
The Faculty recognises the extra time and effort involved in developing relationships with Partner Organisations and so has put in place a range of support mechanisms: Automatic Top Up, a Rapid Response Fund for new projects and an Incentive Bonus scheme.
- FEDUA Support for researchers planning to submit an ARC LP application
- For more information about the ARCs Linkage Project