ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

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The Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme fosters close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training, for end-user focused research industries that are vital to Australia's future.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round. In the priorities are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme are to:

  • foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors
  • enhance competitive research collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector
  • strengthen the capabilities of industries and other research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas

The minimum level of funding provided by the ARC is $650,000 per year for the first three years and $150,000 for the fourth year. There is no minimum level for the fifth year.

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jan Zwar 

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2018:

These are indicative dates from the ARC and are subject to change

Release of Funding Rules: Friday 1 September 2017
Proposals open: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Request Not to Assess due at RO: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Request Not to Assess due at ARC: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Research Office compliance check deadline: Wednesday 15 November 2017
ARC closing date: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Rejoinders: TBA
Anticipated announcement: TBA


ITRC Funding Rules
ITRC Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
Request Not to Assess Form
ARC Medical Research Policy | v2014.3 | FAQs | Eligibility Examples
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Sample Application Form
MQ Application and Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (Formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist 

Contacts Mr Mark Berlage
Research Partnerships Manager
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4058
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