Industrial Transformation Research Program 2023

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (IH23)

Industrial Transformation Training Centres (IC23)

Internal deadlines

Notice of intent to submit - DU Led (NOIS)  M Monday 29th August 2022
Notice of intent to submit - Not DU LedMMonday 29th August 2022
IH23 and IC23 schemes open in RMSN/A

Friday 21st October 2022

Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS  M Thursday 17th November 2022
Certification FormsMThursday 17th November
Email Deakin Research Grants
Request Not to Assess - submitted to Research Office via RMS O Thursday 24th November 2022

O - Optional / M - Mandatory

Overview - Based on 2022 Grant Guidelines

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 address a range of strategic government priorities to transform Australian industries.

Research Hubs engage Australia's best researchers to develop collaborative solutions to the strategic priorities. 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:

  • support collaborative research projects between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector that involve cutting-edge research on new technologies; and
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users.

The intended outcomes of the Research Hub scheme are:

  • growth, productivity and competitiveness within the Industrial Transformation Priorities; and
  • economic, commercial and social transformation.

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:

  • support Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral researchers to undertake industrial training;
  • support research collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector; and
  • strengthen the capabilities of industry and research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas.

The intended outcomes of the Training Centre scheme are:

  • growth, productivity and competitiveness within Industrial Transformation Priority areas; and
  • economic, commercial and social transformation.

Industrial Transformation Priorities - Based on 2022 Grant Guidelines

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing;
  2. Cyber Security;
  3. Food, Beverage and Agribusiness;
  4. Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals;
  5. Mining Equipment, Resources Technology and Services, Critical Minerals Processing;
  6. Oil, Gas and Energy Resources;
  7. Recycling and Clean Energy;
  8. Defence; and
  9. Space.

Funding amounts - As per 2022 Grant Guidelines

Research Hub

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

Training Centre

Between $650,000 and $1 million per year for the first three (3) years and between $150,000 to $1 million 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 Grant Guidelines, Grant Guideline Changes, Instructions to Applicants (IC22, IH22) and FAQ's
  2. Liaise with your Faculty/Institute/SRIC
  3. Submit a Deakin-led Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) or Not Deakin-led 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.

Templates, forms and tools

ITRP Training Centre templates and certification form

ITRP Research Hub templates and certification form

Deakin University Salary Calculator

General Guidance Sheet for Completing ARC Project Budgets