Establishment Grants for ARC DECRAs

Critical Dates

Establishment Grants for DECRA

Academic Divisions specify different dates for application submissions.  The faculty dates and details for the 2023 DECRA round are yet to be determined:

FacultyFaculty Establishment Grant Due DateContactNote
Architecture, Building and Planning TBAGen Ford

Candidates seeking to submit a DECRA proposal through ABP are asked to please email abp-research@unimelb.edu.au to obtain details of internal requirements for submitting an Establishment Grant request.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Please send to RIC for review along with your review-ready DECRA application due for the submission period of 26-28th October 2020.

Arts N/A

Jeanette Wrench (+61 3 9035 4040), and

Nur Shkembi

All Faculty of Arts DECRA applicants will be recommended (by the Faculty) for a UoM $25,000 Establishment Grant subject to: a) The applicant submitting a Notice of Intent before (TBA); b) The applicant’s home school (Head of School) confirming that the school supports the application (the Arts Research Office will seek this confirmation); and c) The applicant meeting the RIC deadline for submitting their DE23 draft application for the RIC Review Ready process, including submission of the ‘2023 ARC DECRA Statement by Administering Organisation and Coversheet’.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Please send to RIC for review along with your review-ready DECRA application due for the submission period of (TBA).

Business and Economics TBA Lishia Singh

All potential applicants should contact fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au to discuss their application.

Apply for the Establishment Grant (up to $50,000) via the online Smartygrants form by the due date: http://fbe-research.smartygrants.com.au/

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by FBE. Please email a draft Statement by Administering Organisation using the RIC provided template to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by (TBA).

Melbourne Graduate School of Education TBAVeronica Loew

All potential applicants should contact mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au to discuss their application.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by MGSE. Statement drafts and MGSE Establishment Grant Forms are due to mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au by  TBA, 5.00pm

FEITN/ANicole Barbee

Faculty of Engineering and Information Systems (FEIT) supports supports DE23 co-investment; please contact Nicole Barbee to discuss

The Statement by Administering Organisation must be reviewed by FEIT Research Services. These statements are due to to feit-research@unimelb.edu.au by TBC.

Law N/AMas Generis

Melbourne Law School applicants should contact Mas Generis to apply for an Establishment Grant.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Please send to RIC for review along with your review-ready DECRA application due for the submission period of TBA.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences TBAMDHS

Please see MDHS intranet page for further details: https://staff.unimelb.edu.au/mdhs/researchdevelopment/research-collaboration-and-funding/support-for-arc-fellowships-research-support-program-2020

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Please send to RIC for review along with your review-ready DECRA application due for the submission period of TBA.

Science TBAJan Seesod

Faculty Establishment Grant requests are due to Jan Seesod in the Science Research Office by TBA.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty of Science. DECRA applicants are required to submit draft Statements by the Administering Organisation by TBA. Drafts must have been reviewed by the applicant’s mentor prior to submission.

Veterinary and Agricultural Science TBAFVAS

To be considered for an Establishment grant applicants are asked to send a draft of their Statement by Administering Organisation to fvas-researchdevelopment@unimelb.edu.au by TBA to confirm School and Faculty contributions prior to RIC review.

Statement by Administering Organisation will then be reviewed by RIC. Please send to RIC for review along with your review-ready DECRA application due for the submission period of TBA.

Fine Arts and MusicTBABernardo Jarrin

Candidates seeking to submit a DECRA proposal through FAM are asked to please email the research office (fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au) to obtain details of internal requirements for submitting an Establishment Grant request by no later than TBA.

Statement by Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Applicants must email their draft Statement by the Administering Organisation to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au by TBA.

Overview

The Scheme aims to:

  • Support successful ARC DECRAs in establishing their research program at the University of Melbourne
  • Enhance the candidate’s competitiveness when applying for the ARC DECRA scheme.

Faculties may set their own objectives and priorities in determining which candidates will be nominated for Establishment Grant support. DECRA applicants must apply to their host faculty for Establishment Grant support through whatever process the faculty deems appropriate. Establishment Grant requests must be submitted by faculties to Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC), not directly by individual DECRA applicants. For further information refer to your Academic Division Research Manager.

Funding

Chancellery  will offer grants of up to $25,000 per project. To be eligible for central support, the host department/school/faculty must provide matching funding on a 1:1 basis. The minimum amount per project committed by the faculty/school/department should be $12.5 thousand to ensure the Total Establishment Grant package has an impact. Chancellery may reduce its level of support in the event that requests exceed the budget for this program.

Chancellery does not impose any restrictions on how the Chancellery funding can be used, as long as it directly supports the DECRA and their project. Faculties may enforce restrictions on the use of funding as appropriate. Chancellery Establishment Grant support is conditional on the ARC DECRA being administered by the University for its entire duration.

How to apply

If applying for a DECRA Establishment Grant follow  steps 1-7 below:

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent (NOI).

    The NOI should be completed early to provide RIC with CI contact details.

  2. Update RMS profile and CV

    Obtain access to RMS and update profile information (see RMS information)

  3. Review documentation

    Review the DECRA Grant Guidelines 2023, Instructions to Applicants and Changes documents.

  4. Complete the draft application in RMS

    Complete the application in RMS

  5. Apply to host faculty for support

    DECRA applicants apply to their host faculty for support (see Critical Dates for faculty-specific information and dates).

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

  6. Faculty to submit request for support to RIC

    Faculties should submit a list of names with a faculty/school/department commitment and the requested RIC commitment by TBA.

  7. Total requested Establishment Grant support details

    DECRA applicant should include details of the total requested Establishment Grant support in their ARC application, specifically:

    • Statement by the Administering Organisation  – include details of the total financial support being provided by the Administering Organisation and how this will support the candidate and project
    • Project costs - Part E1 budget table and Part E3 justification of non-ARC funds
    • Research Load table - Part F6 (example below).
DescriptionSame Research Area (yes / no)Support Status (requested / current / past)Proposals / Project ID2021 ($’000)2022 ($’000)2023 ($’000)2024 ($’000)2025
($’000)

M, Smith
University of Melbourne,
DECRA Establishment Grant
2023

YES

R

N/A

  50 

Supporting documents

ARC DECRA Grants webpage.

Contacts

Establishment Grants for ARC DECRAs questions and primary email
ric-arcdecra@unimelb.edu.au

Key contacts

Elizabeth Morfe+61 3 8344 2064
Alexander Cozzolino+61 3  9035 8889

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