Industrial Transformation Training Centre (2015)

Status: CLOSED

Internal deadlines

Invitations issued to submit Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) NA 24 Sept 2014
Request not to assess O 19 Nov 2014
Email Deakin Research Grants
Final application in RMS and Certification forms and PDF partner letters M 19 Nov 2014
Email Deakin Research Grants

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 provided by the ARC under Industrial Transformation Training Centres is $650,000 per year for the first three 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 or five consecutive years.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Rules and changes, Instructions to Applicants and FAQs.
  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

Templates, forms and tools

  • Deakin University Salary Calculator 
  • Deakin University Data Management advice
  • Certification Form - all participants
  • DU Templates - these will be made available shortly