ARC Linkage Project Continuous Rounds

Status: OPEN

Internal deadlines

Notice of intent to submit (NOIS)  M 1 Jul 2016 (CLOSED)
Faculty / Institute - Grantsmanship review process to commence M To be advised by the Faculty / Institute
Final application on RMS with Certification and partner forms M 4 weeks prior to submission
Or no later than 9am 30 November 2016
Email Deakin Research Grants
Request Not to Assess O 3 weeks prior to submission
Email Deakin Research Grants
Grants office can review rejoinders and provide feedbackOTBA
Email Deakin Research Grants
Submit rejoinders to the research office in RMSMTBA

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The ARC are moving to a process of continuous Linkage rounds from 1 July 2016.  

Deakin Research – Grants have called for NOIS to be lodged by 1 July 2016 from those researchers intending to submit a proposal in the later half of 2016. NOIS for researchers intending to submit a proposal in 2017 and onwards will be called for in due course. 

Intending applicants should contact Deakin Research – Commercial to discuss their application and their potential industry partners.

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 other research end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, commercial, social or cultural benefits
  • Provide opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research
  • Encourage growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system
  • Build the scale and focus of research in the national Science and Research Priorities.

Funding amounts

Minimum $50,000 pa up to maximum $300,000pa.

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. Provide the Partner Pack (provided below) to your Partner Organisations (PO)
    1. Your Deakin Research Commercial Manager can assist with questions from PO
  5. Complete your online application in RMS - use DU templates provided below. Once completed select 'Submit to Research Office'.
    1. The Faculty ADR / IFM Director will assign assessors to review your application
    2. Assessments and application will be considered by DVCR
    3. Assessment comments will be passed to you for your consideration
    4. Your application will be de-submitted in RMS for you to refine
  6. Once finalised, select 'Submit to Research Office' again.
  7. Organise relevant certification forms and send to Deakin Research Grants.

Templates, forms and tools

Templates, certification form, partner pack and other resources are available below.


Certification Forms:

Other resources:

Compliance Checklist - to come

  • Used by the Grants Office to check applications are compliant with the ARC Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants and FAQ's.  This is for information only and applicants are not required to complete the form.