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 SubmitMnoon Friday 8th October 2021

Scheme opens - please use links:

National Intelligence Challenges

National Security Challenges

N/A

Friday 24th September 2021

Final application submitted to Research Office M 9am Friday 5th November 2021
Submit to Research Office
Certification formsM9am Friday 5th November 2021
Email Deakin Research Grants
Request Not to Assess O 9am Friday 5th November 2021
Email Deakin Research Grants

Form for participant eligibility

National Intelligence Challenges

National Security Challenges

M

TBC

O - Optional / M - Mandatory

Overview

The National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research (NISDRG) Grant opportunity is a 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 National Security or National Intelligence
  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.

ARC documents

  • Grant Guidelines for NISDRG
  • ARC Guidance - Responding to the impact of COVID-19
  • National Security Challenges Instructions to Applicants
  • Intelligence Challenges Instructions to Applicants
  • NISDRG FAQs
  • NISDRG National Security Challenges
  • Intelligence Challenges Grant Agreement
  • National Security Challenges Grant Agreement
  • Intelligence Challenges Form for Participant Eligibility
  • National Security Challenges Form for Participant Eligibility

ARC Policies

Templates, forms and tools

  • Templates
  • Application templates National Security Challenges
  • Application templates Intelligence Challenges
  • Other Documents
  • Deakin University Salary Calculator
  • Compliance Checklist Parts A-E
  • Compliance Checklist Part F (ROPE)