ARC Discovery Indigenous

ARC Discovery Indigenous

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Aim

The ARC Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to Administering Organisations to support research programs 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers as individuals and as teams
  • develop the research expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers
  • support and retain established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 Services 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 Human Sciences
humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 9607 (x9607), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jo Tuck

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 Business School
mqbs-ro@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2021:

Release of ARC Grant Guidelines: September 2019
ARC opening date in RMS: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Macquarie University submission date: Wednesday 19 February 2020 - All complete applications and requests not to assess must be submitted internally by this date. Consult your Faculty Research Office for specific submission instructions.
Research Services submission to ARC: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Rejoinder period: Friday 12 June 2020 to Thursday 25 June 2020
Outcomes expected: Fourth Quarter 2020

For funding commencing in 2020:

Outcomes expected: Fourth Quarter 2019

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

Resources

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT (NOI)
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie Business School 
Complete a Notification of Intent to inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application. After completing this NOI, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.

Faculty of Human Sciences
Complete a Faculty Research Heads Up (HUp) form to inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application. After completing this form, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.

ARC INFORMATION
GrantConnect
Grant Opportunity Information
Grant Opportunity Documents (e.g. Instructions to Applicants; GrantConnect login required)
RMS Information
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy

MACQUARIE RESOURCES
MQ ERA 2018 Outcomes
MQ Engagement and Impact 2018 Outcomes
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
Certifications for 2020 Discovery Indigenous
Pure Research Management System
Open Access and Funding Compliance
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist

ContactsAnita Quinn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Services
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4462
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