Linkage gudelines now available

13 April 2011

Sydney instructions for ARC Linkage applicants are now available.

The objectives of Linkage Projects are to:

  • encourage and develop long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including with industry and other end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, social or cultural benefits;
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in National Research Priorities;
  • foster opportunities for postdoctoral researchers to pursue internationally competitive research in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research;
  • provide outcome-oriented research training to prepare high-calibre postgraduate research students; and
  • produce a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system.

Key dates for Round 1:

  • Internal closing date: 27 April 2011
  • External closing date: 11 May 2011
  • Request not to assess: 11 May 2011