ARC Industrial Transformation Centre 2015

Funding body:

Australian Research Council


Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2015

Funding amounts:

The minimum level of funding provided by the ARC under Industrial Transformation Training Centres is $650,000 per year for the first three (3) 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 per Project, for each year of the Project

A Project may be applied for and awarded funding for four(4) or five (5) consecutive years.


This is one element of the ARC's Industrial Transformation Research Program which is funded under the Linkage Program.

The Industrial Transformation Training Centre is a scheme that fosters 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.

Each Training Centre should fund at least ten (10) Higher Degree by Research candidates and three (3) postdoctoral fellows at the rates as indicated by the ARC

The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training and to enhance competitive research in collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector; and
  • strengthen Australia's Industrial Transformation Training Priorities to supplement the capabilities of industries and other research end-users


  • manufacturing;
  • food and agriculture;
  • oil and gas, including petroleum;
  • mining and mining services; and
  • medical devices and biotechnology.

Internal deadlines:

24 Sept 2014Notice of intent to submit (NOIS) Mandatory Via email to
19 Nov 2014Request not to assess Optional Via email to
19 Nov 2014 Final application on RMS and Certification forms and PDF partner letters Mandatory Certification forms and PDF partner letters via email to

How to apply:

  1. Read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants
  2. Liaise with your Faculty/ SRC
  3. Submit a Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS)
  4. Commence your online application on RMS
  5. Work with your Case Manager and use DU templates provided below
  6. Organise relevant certification forms


ARC documents

  • Funding Rules
  • Key changes to funding rules
  • Instructions to applicants
  • FAQ's
  • Sample application

DU Templates & Forms - to be provided

  • Certification form (for all participants)
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