ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs is a scheme that will engage Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. This scheme will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable. The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme will provide funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting edge research on new technologies and economic and social transformation and support the development of research in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.
The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round. In the 2015 round the priorities are:
The scheme's objectives are to:
Total funding provided by the ARC under the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs is a minimum of $500,000 per year to a maximum of $1 million per year. Funding may be applied for a minimum of one to a maximum of five consecutive years.
Budget items that directly support the research Project may be funded, including expenditure on essential fieldwork; expert services of a third party; maintenance; personnel; and essential travel costs.
Partner Organisations must make combined cash and in-kind contribution to the Project that at least matches the total funding requested from the ARC. At least 75% must be in cash, depending on the number of employees (see section B8.2.3 of the Funding Rules).
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
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Graduate School of Management Research Office
For funding commencing in 2018:
These are indicative dates from the ARC and are subject to change
Release of Funding Rules: August 2017
Mr Mark Berlage|
Research Partnerships Manager
Ph: +61 2 9850 4058