ARC and NHMRC annual rounds

ARC and NHMRC Intent to Submit Process for funding rounds commencing in 2019/2020

To maximise the success of applications to the Australian Research Council (ARC) or National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), we have set up the annual intent to submit support and planning process.

The Intent to Submit process will be coordinated by the Research Office, in conjunction with the Associate Deans Research, Centre Directors, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Industry).

To better support and manage the submission of high quality applications and to improve potential success rates for the University, all CSU researchers are required to engage with this process, regardless of which institution will lead the proposed project.

Why we work with you early

  • To provide quality mentoring and grant development assistance to CSU researchers
  • To provide timely administrative support and eligibility review for applicants
  • To ensure applications submitted align with the research priorities of CSU Faculties and Research Centres
  • To enhance the University's profile and reputation by submitting high quality competitive applications

Consider the advantages

Researchers who do not participate in the Intent to Submit process will be disadvantaged by not having access to the full support process. Researchers may also not be considered for leverage funding towards proposals.

We will provide feedback to applicants on issues identified where an application is not likely to meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility

Due to the competitive nature of applications submitted to the ARC and NHMRC applicants are asked to consider the importance of track record and eligibility.

It is the responsibility of the lead investigator to conduct an initial check to ensure their proposed project, track record and stage of career meet eligibility requirements for the appropriate ARC or NHMRC scheme by checking the scheme documentation found at:

Researchers having trouble determining their eligibility are encouraged to contact the Research Office to seek clarity if required.

Process timeline

It is essential that CSU Researchers engage with this process to ensure your application receives the appropriate approvals and support prior to submission.  Please note the dates below will be updated ahead of each annual call for Intent to Submit forms.

Date

Deliverable

Action

17 September 2018

Call for Intent to Submit

Research Office calls for submission of the Intent to Submit form by CSU researchers intending to lead or participate in an application submitted to the ARC/NHMRC for funding commencing in 2019/2020

19 October 2018

Deadline for Intent to Submit

CSU Researchers are required to complete the Intent to Submit form and lodge the completed form and supporting documents to research@csu.edu.au

October 2018

Grant Development Workshops for Researchers

The Research Office will coordinate scheme specific information sessions for ARC/NHMRC applicants.  The sessions will cover scheme documentation/requirements, changes to funding rules, processes and timelines.

22 October 2018  –

16 November 2018

Faculty and Centre Review

Research Office to provide Associate Dean’s Research and Centre Directors with a listing of potential applicants and Intent to Submit documentation.

The Faculty or Centre will assess potential submissions for competitiveness and eligibility against scheme criteria, and recommend to the DVC-RDI a full list of proposals to proceed to full application.

19 November 2018

Faculty or Centre Recommendation to Proceed

Applicants approved to proceed with grant development and submission will be advised by the Associate Dean Research or Centre Director to continue.

The Faculty or Centre will provide relevant feedback to applicants who are not advised to proceed and established a mentor process for each applicant to aid future development.

November 2018 – January 2019

Grant Writing and Mentoring Process

Faculties and Centres will be responsible for providing support and mentoring to applicants throughout this period.

Associate Deans Research and Centre Directors will provide leadership and guidance to applicants through strategic discussions and coordination of peer mentoring processes within the Faculty or Centre.

Applicants should ensure they are fully aware of all scheme specific Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants, and should seek assistance where necessary to ensure they maintain eligibility during grant development.

Applicants seeking CSU leverage funding to support their proposal should first discuss possible funding support with their Associate Dean Research or Centre Director.

To be eligible for DVC-RDI strategic leverage funding applicants will need to have secured Faculty, School or Centre support prior to submitting a request for funding from DVC-RDI.

January - March 2019

Grant Readership Program for Fully Developed Applications

The Research Office will coordinate a Grant Readership Program for fully developed applications.  Each applicant will be allocated one internal grant reader from within the University research community and can request one external reader who has demonstrated success in attracting nationally competitive research funding.

The Grant Reader’s will be asked to provide feedback on the full application.

The Research Office will negotiate individual deadlines with readers and applicants for timely feedback and amendments to finalise the application.

The Research Office will conduct a final review of the applications against eligibility requirements and seek DVC-RDI approval to submit each application to the ARC/NHMRC.

Deadlines

By the dates listed below, the CSU Chief Investigator is required to provide:

  1. a fully completed application submitted to research@csu.edu.au
  2. and a completed Notice to Submit form

The Research Office will check that applications conform to the scheme guidelines and meet all eligibility requirements. Applications will be reviewed and comprehensive feedback provided on eligibility, compliance and quality.

The Research Office will liaise with DVC-RDI for final authorisation to submit applications prior to the funding body deadlines.

Late applications

If your involvement in an application becomes evident outside the timelines below you should advise the Research Office via email research@csu.edu.au as soon as possible after the commitment to become involved is known.

The Research Office will liaise with the relevant Faculty and Centre, and DVC-RDI, for approval to proceed.

Australian Research Council Scheme Deadlines

Visit: https://www.arc.gov.au/grants/grant-calendar

ARC Scheme

Completed Application in RMS – Submitted to Research Office Status

ARC Closing Date

Indicative Rejoinder Dates

Indicative ARC Announcement Dates

Laureate Fellowships 2019

25 October 2018

8 November 2018

20 Feb – 7 Mar 19

Mid 2019

Future Fellowship 2019

7 December 2018

21 December 2018

11-24 April 2019

3rd Quarter 2019

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2019

28 November 2018

12 December 2018

1-8 March 2019

3rd Quarter 2019

Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2019

28 November 2018

12 December 2018

1-8 March 2019

3rd Quarter 2019

Linkage Projects 2018 Continuous Round

2 weeks prior to the application being submitted to the ARC

20th December 2018

RO to be notified 2 weeks prior to opening for 1 week period to complete

6 months from submission to ARC

Linkage Projects Continuous Round 2019

2 weeks prior to the application being submitted to the ARC

Continuous

RO to be notified 2 weeks prior to opening for 1 week period to complete

6 months from submission to ARC

PFAS Remediation Research Program Round 2

31 January 2019

14 February 2019

4-17 April 2019

3rd Quarter 2019

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2020

27 February 2019

13 March 2019

20 Jun - 4 Jul 2019

4th Quarter 2019

Discovery Projects 2020

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Discovery Indigenous 2020

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities 2020

TBA

March 2019

TBA

4th Quarter 2019

National Health and Medical Research Council Scheme Deadlines

Please note - Internal deadlines are 2 weeks prior to NHMRC closing dates. *these dates are indicative

Visit: https://beta.nhmrc.gov.au/funding

Grant Opportunities

Applications open

Minimum data due

Applications close

Proposed peer review dates

Centres of Research Excellence

24 October 2018

21 November 2018

5 December 2018

29 April – 3 May 2019

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

6 March 2019

10 April 2019

8 May 2019

August – September 2019

Development Grants

14 November 2018

23 January 2019

6 February 2019

March 2019 and May 2019

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: hypertension and diabetes

9 May 2018

20 June 2018

16 August 2018

January 2019

Healthy Ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

20 June 2018

 

12 September 2018

January/ February 2019

Ideas Grants

6 March 2019

10 April 2019

8 May 2019

August – September 2019

Investigator Grants1

5 December 2018

16 January 2019

6 February 2019

May 2019

Partnership Projects 2018 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 2

17 January 2018

1 August 2018

16 August 2018

20-21 November 2018

Partnership Projects 2018 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 3

2 August 2018

21 November 2018

5 December 2018

26-27 March 2019

Partnership Projects 2019 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 1

16 January 2019

27 March 2019

10 April 2019

23-24 July 2019

Partnership Projects 2019 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 2

28 March 2019

31 July 2019

14 August 2019

19-20 November 2019

Partnership Projects 2019 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 3

1 August 2019

20 November 2019

5 December 2019

24-25 March 2020

Postgraduate Scholarships

April 2019

 

June 2019

August 2019

Synergy Grants

6 March 2019

17 April 2019

1 May 2019

July 2019 and September 2019

Targeted Call for Research - AHMAC Priority Round 2: TBC

TBC

 

TBC

TBC

Targeted Call for Research - Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT)

30 May 2018

 

29 August 2018

November 2018

Targeted Call for Research - Frailty in hospital care: complex health care needs

October/ November 2018

 

January/February 2019

April 2019

Targeted Call for Research - Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

November 2018

 

March 2019

June 2019

Targeted Call for Research Per-and Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

November/ December 2018

 

February/ March 2019

May/June 2019

1 NHMRC anticipates releasing the 2019 Investigator Grants Category Descriptors and Guidance to Applicants prior to the scheme opening.

Intent to Submit

Download Intent to Submit form

Important to note

During this Intent to Submit process and until the external scheme closing date, the DVC-RDI reserves the right to withdraw ineligible or uncompetitive applications to protect the University's reputation and submission quality.

Further help

For further information please contact the Research Office on 02 6933 2578 or research@csu.edu.au.