ARC linkage projects 2016

Funding body:

Australian Research Council


Linkage Projects 2016

Funding Amounts:

Minimum $50,000* pa up to Maximum $300,000* pa.

* for Linkage Projects 2015, will be updated once 2016 funding information is available


The objectives of the Linkage Projects scheme are to:

  • support the initiation and/or development of long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry and end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, social or cultural benefits;
  • build the scale and focus of research in Strategic Research Priorities;
  • provide opportunities for researchers to pursue internationally competitive research in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research; and
  • encourage growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system.

Internal deadlines:

7 - 9 July 2015Invitations issued to Faculty/Institute/SRC supported applicants to submit Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS)

20 July 2015Invited applicants' NOIS due to Grants Office Mandatory Via RMENet online form
TBCRequest not to assess Optional Via email to
14 Oct 2015 Final application on RMS and Certification forms and PDF partner forms Mandatory Certification forms and PDF partner letters via email to

TBC to be confirmed

How to apply:

  1. Liaise with your Faculty/Institute/SRC and follow internal processes for Faculty/Institute/SRC approval
  2. If invited, submit a Notice of Intention to Submit (NOIS) using the ONLINE FORM in RMENet
    Follow the instructions for accessing and using the RMENet on-line form
  3. Liaise with your Faculty/ SRC and Deakin Research Commercial
  4. Read the Funding Rules 2016, Instructions to Applicants and FAQ's.
  5. Commence your online application on RMS
  6. Work with your Case Manager and use DU templates provided below
  7. Organise relevant certification forms


ARC documents - note these will be updated once the 2016 documentation is made available.

DU Templates and Forms 

  • Template Part D4- Partner Organisation Letter (DOC, 46.5 KB)  
  • Template Part G7 (DOCX, 17.3 KB)
  • Template Part G8  (DOCX, 30.8 KB)
  • Template Part H (DOCX, 16.6 KB)
  • Certification form for all Chief Investigators and their Institutions (DOCX, 60.5 KB)
  • Certification form for all Partner Investigators and participating institutions (DOCX, 60.9 KB)

Other important information

If requesting a PhD stipend from the ARC, request at $25,849 pa (2015 rate) 

Linkage Deakin Salary Rates Calculator (XLSX, 20.0 KB)

The ARC has an Open Access policy for publications arising from ARC funded projects.  For information visit the ARC website.

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