National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants

Status: National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grant Programs

Intelligence Challenges and National Security Challenges

Internal deadlines

Stage REQUIRED SUBMISSION
Notice of Intent to SubmitM9am Monday 26th October 2020
Scheme opens in RMSN/ATuesday 27th October 2020
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M 9am Monday 23rd November 2020
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
Certification formsMTBC
Email Deakin Research Grants
Request Not to Assess M TBC
Email Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory

Overview

The National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research (NISDRG) Grant opportunity is a new research program created to boost innovation and support national intelligence security research in Australia.

The Office of National Intelligence and the Department of Defence National Security Science and Technology Centre are funding the NISDRG program, which will total $18 million. The grants will help deepen understanding of emerging science and technology to address intelligence and national security interests.

There are two grant opportunities available under this scheme:

Intelligence Challenges funded by the Office of National Intelligence, and

National Security Challenges funded by the Department of Defence, National Security and Technology Centre.

The grants will support research aligned with priorities identified by the Australian Government in the Intelligence Challenges and National Security Challenges developed under the broad National Security Science and Technology Priorities. It is anticipated the NISDRG program will fund about 12 research grants per year between $400,000 and $600,00 per grant for a period of up to three years.

Applications will be managed by the Australian Research Council on behalf of the Office on National Intelligence and the Department of Defence National Security Science and Technology Centre.

Funding amounts

Total funding requests must be between $400,000 to $600,000, with a funding duration of up to three years.

There are no minimum cash or in-kind requirements for any organizations listed on the application.

How to apply

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent to Submit by the due date.
  2. Read the Grants Guidelines and Instructions to Applicants - see below for links to ARC documents.
  3. Commence your online application on RMS.
  4. Use the DU templates provided below and liaise with your Case Manager as necessary.
  5. 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 can be found below.

Policies and Strategies can still be found on the ARC website.

Templates, forms and tools