Industrial Transformation Centre (2018)

Status: IC18

Internal deadlines

Notice of intent to submit (NOIS)  M 1st August 2017
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IC18 scheme opens in RMSN/A3rd October 2017
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS  M 1st November 2017
Certification and partner formsM1st November 2017
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Request Not to Assess O 8th November 2017
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O - Optional / M - Mandatory


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;
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness within key growth sectors;
  • enhance competitive research in collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector; 
  • strengthen capabilities of industries and other research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas.


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

Funding amounts

The minimum level of funding 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.

How to apply

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

Documents and information

Additional documentation can be found on the ARC website - Information for Applicants.

Templates, forms and tools

  • Certification Form - all participants
  • DU Templates - these will be made available once Funding Rules for IC18 are released by the ARC