ARC Discovery Projects

ARC Discovery Projects

Status Closed
Aim

The objectives of the ARC Discovery Projects scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
  • encourage high-quality research and research training
  • enhance international collaboration in research
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities. 
Funding

The minimum level of funding 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

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2018:

Outcomes expected: October 2017

For funding commencing in 2019:

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

ARC Funding Rules released: Friday 1 September 2017
ARC opening date in RMS: Monday 13 November 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 24 January 2018
Request Not to Assess due at RO: Wednesday 31 January 2018
Request Not to Assess due at ARC: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Research Office compliance check deadline: Wednesday 7 February 2018
ARC closing date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Rejoinders: TBA
Outcomes expected: TBA

Resources

ARC INFORMATION
Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
RMS Information
Sample Application Form
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policyv2017.1

MQ RESOURCES
MQ DP19 Advice Toolkit - v1 - to be updated once the Instructions to Applicants are released by the ARC
MQ DP19 Budget Calculator - to be updated once the Instructions to Applicants are released by the ARC
Summary of MQ ERA 2015 Outcomes
Guide to Determining Journal Impact Factor, Quartile and Publication Percentile
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist
Research Office Compliance Checklist

WORKSHOPS
A series of workshops will provide you with strategic advice on how to complete specific sections of your Discovery Project application for funding commencing in 2019. View the workshop schedule.

Workshop 1: Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE)
Arts and Social Sciences:  Slides [PDF]  Recording [Echo360]
Sciences:  Slides [PDF]  Recording [Echo360]

Contacts Information and Compliance
Research Proposals Team
Research Office
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Dr Ross Hill
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
ross.hill@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737
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