Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2013
Linkage Projects supports research and development projects which are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system, which are undertaken to acquire new knowledge, and which involve risk or innovation.
Proposals for funding under Linkage Projects must involve a Partner Organisation from outside the higher education sector (at least one of which must be Australian). The Partner Organisation must make a significant contribution in cash and/or in kind, to the project that is equal to, or greater than, the ARC funding.
Applications are now open in RMS, with an ARC closing date of 5pm Monday 3 December 2012.
- Major Changes to Funding Rules - PDF Format
- Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
- Funding Rules
- Draft Application Review Checklist - Word Format
- Sample Application Form
- Medical and Dental Research: Definition
- Request Not to Assess Form
- Written Evidence Form (previously Certification Form)
- Information Sheet for Partner Organisations - PDF Format
- Partner Organisation Support Letter template - Word Format
The Research Office holds copies of successful ARC Linkage Project grant applications. If you would like to make an appointment to view these please contact Shai Pritchard on extension 17733.
Linkage Projects 2013 Timeline
Due at Research Office
10am on 7 November 2012
10am on 21 November 2012
10am on 21 November 2012
ARC Closing Date: 5pm 3 December 2012.
Rejoinders: Linkage Projects Program
Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2013 is now open for rejoinders in the ARC Research Management System (RMS) and will close at 5:00 pm, AEDT, 25 February 2013.
The first named participant on each Proposal will receive an automatically generated email notification from RMS informing them that the Rejoinder process is now open.
Instructions on how to view assessments and submit rejoinders are available on the ARC web site.
AusIndustry R&D Tax Incentive page
Under the R&D Tax Incentive, businesses can offset the cost of eligible R&D that is undertaken by them or through partners such as universities. This could be through eligible expenses in an ARC Linkage Projects grant, contract research, or a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The R&D Tax Incentive provides a tax offset for eligible companies which reduce the cost and risk to businesses of undertaking R&D, increasing the incentive to invest in research and innovation. The University of Newcastle and Newcastle Innovation are both registered Research Service Providers (RSPs) for this scheme. Further information on this scheme for researchers and industry can be found at AusIndustry R&D Tax Incentive page.
Please note: From 2013, ARC's GAMS system will no longer be available. All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted in RMS.
To access RMS follow the instructions on the ARC web site.
Should you require further assistance using RMS please contact Neroli Finlay via email or on extension 15353.
Minimum System Requirements for using RMS
To access RMS your computer will need to meet minimum systems requirements. These are listed below:
- 1024 x 768 Minimum Screen Resolution
- Adobe Flash Player 10 + (To install Flash Player, go to http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html)
Tools for Completing Your Application
Confidentiality and IP
Please note: The ARC used to warrant confidentiality. Now the Funding Rules state "the ARC gives no undertaking to keep confidential any information provided in the Proposal except where required by law".
Due to this change it is now recommended that the researcher submitting a research project with potential IP which could be patented/exploited or involves an Industry Partner which requires confidentiality should insert the following sentence at the start of the Project Description within their application:
"The following project is disclosed to the ARC in confidence for the purpose only of applying for ARC Funding."
Useful Information for preparing your applications
Australian Taxation Office Allowances
Important Notes regarding Lodgement of ARC applications:
Validate and Local Submit the application in RMS.
In RMS generate a PDF copy of the application.
Email email@example.com advising application submitted in RMS.
- Deliver to the Research Office the ARC Certification and Clearances form. This form must be signed by the applicants and their respective Heads of Schools. Your application will not be submitted until the signed copy has been received.
If you have a current ARC grant, please see the ARC reporting requirements page.