Industrial Transformation Research Program 2020

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (IH20)

Industrial Transformation Training Centres (IC20)

Internal deadlines

Stage REQUIRED? SUBMISSION
Notice of intent to submit (NOIS)  M CLOSED
IH20 and IC20 schemes open in RMSN/ATuesday 10th September 2019
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS  M 9am Wednesday 6th November 2019
Certification FormsMWednesday 6th November 2019
Email Deakin Research Grants
Request Not to Assess O Wednesday 13th November 2019
Email Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory

Overview

The ARC's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) comprises two grant opportunities: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (Research Hubs) and Industrial Transformation Training Centres (Training Centres).

The ITRP encourages and supports university-based researchers and industry to work together to find solutions to a range of strategic priorities facing Australian industries. These priorities are identified by the ARC as the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

Research Hubs engage Australia's best researchers to develop collaborative solutions to the strategic priorities and to train the future research workforce. The focus is on the creation of industry and academic partnerships working together on research and development projects to create innovative and transformative solutions for industry.

The Research Hub objectives are to:

  • encourage collaborative R&D projects between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector that will engage in cutting-edge research on new technologies to create economic, commercial and social transformation;
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users; and
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness within the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

Training Centres foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and industry, through creating and delivering innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training. Training Centres are to develop researchers with capability in end user research that is vital to Australia's future. In delivering this training, the Training Centre focuses its researchers on developing solutions relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

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 Training Centre objectives 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.

Please note, information is based on Grant Guidelines for 2019 submissions.

Industrial Transformation Priorities

To be updated when Grant Guidelines for 2020 submissions are released by the ARC

Funding amounts

Research Hub

Between $500,000 and $1 million per annum for between three (3) - five (5) consecutive years.

Training Centre

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.

Please note, information is based on Grant Guidelines for 2019 submissions.

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

The ARC will no longer publish scheme specific documents on its website, but will make these available through GrantConnect. Links to scheme specific documents will be added below as they become available from the ARC.

ARC documents

Funding Rules*

Key changes to funding rules*

Instructions to applicants*

FAQs*

Sample application - IH20*

Sample application - IC20*

Australian Government - Strategic Research Priorities

*Documents not yet released by ARC for ITRP 2020 Round

ARC Policies

Templates, forms and tools

Certification Form - all participants

DU Templates - these will be made available once Grant Guidelines for 2020 submissions are released by the ARC

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