ARC Discovery Indigenous

ARC Discovery Indigenous

Status Closed
Aim

The ARC Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to Administering Organisations to support research programmes led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research capacity of higher degree research and early career researchers.

The objectives of the scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research and research training by Indigenous Australian researchers as individuals and as teams
  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian researchers
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability. 
Funding

The minimum level of funding provided by the ARC is $30,000 per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per year. Projects may be applied for and awarded funding for up to five consecutive years. Direct costs may be applied for, including for example personnel, equipment, maintenance, teaching relief, and travel.

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
ArtsRO@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jan Zwar 

Faculty of Business and Economics
fberu@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
fmhs.researchsupport@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
sci.research@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
research@mgsm.edu.au
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates Funding Rules Released: Thursday 10 September 2015
ARC opening date in RMS: February 2016
Faculty deadline: Thursday 3 March 2016
Request Not To Assess due at RO: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Request Not To Assess due at ARC: Thursday 17 March 2016
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Thursday 24 March 2016
ARC Closing Date: Thursday 31 March 2016
ARC rejoinders open: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Final rejoinder submission deadline: 9 am Monday 11 July 2016
Outcomes expected: October/November 2016
Resources

Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
RMS Information
Sample Application Form
Request Not To Assess

MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research  
Application Checklist 

Contacts Anita Quinn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4462
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