Linkage Projects

Linkage Projects
Funding Body Australian Research Council
Key Dates

Applications open: 18 September 2013
Request not to assess: 30 October 2013
Internal closing date: 30 October 2013
External closing date: 5pm AEDT, 13 November 2013

Why apply? What's in a Linkage Project for researchers
Aim The objectives of Linkage Projects are to:
  • initiate and/or develop long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry and 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; and
  • produce a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system.
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 balance in-kind.

Application processs
  1. Read How to apply for an ARC scheme and Prepare a proposal before you start
  2. Read the Sydney instructions for Linkage applicants (PDF)
  3. Read the ARC Funding rules and Instructions to applicants (TBA - Not yet available)
  4. Submit Request not to assess form (if applicable)
  5. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  6. Submit complete final application by final application due date.

Sydney resources:

ARC resources

Resources for partner organisations

Contact Full Linkage contacts