Linkage Projects

Linkage Projects
Funding Body Australian Research Council
Key Dates

Applications open: 16 September 2015
Request not to assess: 28 October 2015
Internal closing date: 21 October 2015
External closing date: 5pm AEDT, 11 November 2015


Deadline: 5pm, AEDT Monday 29 February 2016
Contact: Jennifer Turner
Rejoinder Instructions

Why apply? What's in a Linkage Project for researchers
Aim The objectives of Linkage Projects are to:
  • support the initiation and/or development of long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry and other research end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, commercial, social or cultural benefits;
  • provide opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research;
  • encourage growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system; and
  • build the scale and focus of research in the national Science and Research Priorities
Eligibility Dependent on employment status of named investigator - refer to ARC Funding rules or contact Research Grants and Contracts

Minimum level of funding is $50,000 per year and the maximum is up to $300,000 per year.

Funds requested from the ARC must be matched by the Partner Organisation(s) with 25% minimum in cash, and the total Partner Organisation contributions (cash and in-kind) must at least match the total funding requested from the ARC.

Application processs
  1. Check the Sydney resources for Linkage applicants
  2. Read the ARC Funding rules and Instructions to applicants
  3. Submit Request not to assess form (if applicable)
  4. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  5. Submit complete final application by final application due date.

Sydney resources for applicants

Resources for partner organisations

ARC resources