Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows

Critical Dates

Different faculties specify different dates for application submissions, as follows:

FacultyFaculty Establishment Grant Due DateContactNote
Architecture, Building and Planning Friday 30 October 2020Gen Ford

Applicants should contact abp-research@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 30 November 2020 to discuss Establishment Grant funding.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement and HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet between 9-11 November 2020.

Arts N/AJeanette Wrench (+61 3 9035 4040) and Nathan Bond (+61 3 8344 7542)
arts-staffresearch@unimelb.edu.au

All Faculty of Arts Future Fellowship applicants will be recommended (by the Faculty) for a UoM $100,000 Establishment Grant subject to:

  1. The applicant submitting a Notice of Intent before 9am Monday 2 November;
  2. The applicant’s home school (Head of School) confirming that the school supports the application (the Arts Research Office will seek this confirmation); and
  3. The applicant meeting the RIC deadline for submitting their FT21 draft application for the RIC Review Ready process, including submission of the ‘2021 ARC Future Fellowship Statement by Administering Organisation and Coversheet’ (details available on the RIC Future Fellowship webpage).

(In accordance with criterion 3 above, the Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement, HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet and draft FT21 application between 9-11 November 2020.)

Business and Economics Wednesday 28 October 2020John-Paul Hougaz

Applicants should apply for the Establishment Grant (up to $150,000) via the online Smartygrants form by the Faculty Establishment Grant due date.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty. Applicants please email a draft statement using the RIC-provided template (available on the RIC Future Fellowships webpage) to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Education5pm Friday 23 October 2020Veronica Loew

All potential Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) applicants should contact mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au to discuss their application.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by MGSE. The draft Statement by the Administering Organisation and MGSE Establishment Grant Form are due to mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Friday 23 October 2020.

EngineeringN/AJessica Finlay

Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) supports FT21 co-investment; please contact Jessica Finlay to discuss.

The Statement by Administering Organisation must be reviewed by MSE Research Services. These are due to mse-research@unimelb.edu.au by Monday 2 November 2020.

Fine Arts and Music15 October 2020Bernardo Jarrin

Applicants should contact fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au by 15 October 2020 to discuss Establishment Grant funding.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty. Applicants must email their draft statement to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au by 15 October 2020.

LawN/AMas Generis

Applicants should contact Mas Generis to discuss Establishment Grant funding.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement and HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet between 9-11 November 2020.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 5pm Tuesday 3 November 2020mdhs-grants@unimelb.edu.au

Please see the MDHS intranet page for further details.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement and HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet between 9-11 November 2020.

Science Close of business Monday 26 October 2020Jan Seesod

Faculty Establishment Grant requests are due to Jan Seesod in the Science Research Office by close of business Monday 26 October 2020.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty. Draft statements must be submitted for Faculty review by close of business Monday 26 October 2020. The draft statement must be reviewed by a senior colleague or mentor before being being submitted for Faculty review.

Veterinary and Agricultural Science 2 November 2020fvas-researchdevelopment@unimelb.edu.au

To be considered for an Establishment Grant applicants are asked to send their draft Statement by the Administering Organisation to fvas-researchdevelopment@unimelb.edu.au by 20 October 2020 to confirm School and Faculty contributions.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will then be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement and HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet between 9-11 November 2020.

Overview

This scheme aims to:

  • Support successful ARC Future Fellows in establishing their research program at the University of Melbourne
  • Enhance the candidate’s competitiveness when applying for the ARC Future Fellowship scheme

Faculties may set their own objectives and priorities in determining which candidates will be nominated for Establishment Grant support. Fellows must apply to their host faculty for Establishment Grant support through whatever process the faculty deems appropriate. An Establishment Grant will only be awarded to candidates whose ARC Future Fellowship application is successful.

Funding

An Establishment Grant comprises matching (1:1) financial contributions from Chancellery Research and Enterprise and the applicant's Academic Division.

While there is no specified minimum amount for an Establishment Grant, the standard Establishment Grant will be $100,000 split 1:1 between Chancellery Research and Enterprise and the applicant's Academic Division. Establishment Grants of up to $150,000 (again split 1:1) will be considered by Chancellery Research and Enterprise if supported by the Academic Division.

Chancellery Research and Enterprise does not impose any restrictions on how the central funding can be used, as long as it directly supports the Future Fellow and their project. Faculties may enforce restrictions on the use of funding as appropriate.

How to apply

  1. Total requested Establishment Grant support

    The Future Fellowship applicant should include details of the total requested Establishment Grant support in their ARC application in the following sections:

    • D2: Statement by the Administering Organisation – include details of the total financial support being provided by the Admin Org.
    • E1: What is the proposed budget for the project? – in the Administering Organisation column, list the specific items which will be funded by the Establishment Grant OR include a single line for 'Establishment Grant support' under the 'Other' subheading.
    • E3: Details of non-ARC contributions – describe how the UoM Establishment Grant support will contribute to achieving the aims of the project.
    • F6: Research Load (non-ARC Grants and Research) – list the Establishment Grant as a requested application. (Source of Support: The University of Melbourne; Scheme: Establishment Grant 2020).
  2. Submit application to faculty

    Fellowship applicants apply to their faculty for support.

    Faculties may need to rank applications if they wish to limit support in a particular round.

  3. Faculty submits application to RIC

    Faculties should submit a list of names on the Faculty Establishment Grant Form with a faculty commitment and the requested RIC/Chancellery commitment by Thursday 7 November 2019.

Supporting documents

Contacts

Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows questions and primary email
ric-arcdiscovery@unimelb.edu.au.

Key contact

Scott Chambers8344 5839
Leah Sullivan8344 2012

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