Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme will provide funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting edge research on new technologies and economic and social transformation and support the development of research in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.
The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round.
The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 will have a dual focus: food and manufacturing.
The Program will continue to address research areas that are vital for, and assist with:
- Australia's future food storage,
- food processing,
- food manufacturing capabilities and
- product opportunities.
In addition, the Program will target:
- product design and development,
- manufacturing techniques,
- defence manufacturing and
- firm organisation and management.
A strong collaboration and commitment of resources from innovative national and international industries is required; in turn the ARC will provide up to $1 million per annum funding for each Research Hub for a maximum of five (5) consecutive years.
The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme are to:
- encourage collaborative Research and Development projects to address challenging industry issues solved through innovative research relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities;
- attract investment from the global and international business community by underpinning internationally-recognised excellence of Australian universities and their industry partners; and
- leverage private and international investment in targeted industry sectors.
Similar to the Linkage Project scheme the combined partner cash and in-kind must at least equal the requested ARC funds. The combined Partner Organisation(s) Cash Contribution where any Partner Organisation has more than 100 employees must be at least 75% of the total funding requested from the ARC. Where the Partner Organisation or the largest Partner Organisation in a consortium in the proposal has 100 employees or less, there is no minimum combined Partner Organisation(s) Cash Contribution.
Key dates for funding commencing in 2013 are yet to be confirmed.
Please contact Elianne Renaud via email or on (02) 492 17308 if you are interested in applying for this scheme.
- Funding Rules
- Instructions to applicants
- Frequently asked questions
- Sample application form
- Written evidence form (not yet available)
- Funding Agreement (not yet available)
- UoN document summarising differences between Linkage Projects, ITR Hubs and ITR Training Centre Schemes (PDF 107 KB)
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.