Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows

Critical Dates

Different faculties specify different dates for application submissions as detailed below:

FacultyFaculty Establishment Grant Due DateContactNote
Architecture, Building and Planning 11 November 2021

abp-research@unimelb.edu.au

Applicants should contact abp-research@unimelb.edu.au 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 15-17 November 2021.

Arts N/AJeanette Wrench (+61 3 9035 4040) and Nur Shkembi 
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 the applicant submitting their FT22 draft Statement by the Administering Organisation and HoS signed coversheet  by the RIC due date. (details available on the RIC Future Fellowship webpage).

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by RIC. Applicants must email to RIC their statement, HOD/HOS-signed statement coversheet between 15-17 November 2021.

Business and Economics 10 November 2021

Establishment Grant Contact: Lishia Singh

Contacts for Administering Organisation Statement support: Sylvia Schaffarczyk
Lishia Singh

Applicants should apply for the Establishment Grant (up to $150,000) via the online Smartygrants form by 5pm Wednesday 10th November 2021. FBE Research PSU will arrange approval by the HoD/ Associate Dean Research

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 5pm Monday 15th November 2021 to allow sufficient time for review of draft.

Education10 November 2021Jan Seesod

All potential Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) applicants should complete the MERI Establishment Grant form for FT22 and send to Jan Seesod at mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au by 10 November 2021.

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by MGSE. Applicants from MGSE must submit their draft Statement by the Administering Organisation to Jan Seesod at mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au by 10 November 2021.

FEITN/A Daniel Jenk

Faculty of Engineering and Information Systems (FEIT) supports the FT22 co-investment; please contact Daniel Jenk for more information.

The Statement by Administering Organisation must be reviewed by FEIT Research Services. These are due to feit-research@unimelb.edu.au by 15 November 2021.

Fine Arts and MusicN/ABernardo Jarrin

Applicants should contact fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au 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.

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 15-17 November 2021.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 11 November 2021mdhs-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 15-17 November 2021.

Science 11 November 2021 (for Establishment Grants of $100k)

9 November 2021 (for Establishment Grants of $150k)
Jonathan O'Donnell

Applicants requesting a standard Establishment Grant of $100k  must send an email of confirmation to the Faculty by Thursday 11 November 2021.

Applicants requesting an Establishment Grant of  $150k must send their justification to the Faculty (detailing the activities that Grant will be supporting) by Tuesday 9 November 2021 (so that approvals by your HoS and ADR can be arranged.

For further Faculty information, please consult the Intranet pages here: https://staff.unimelb.edu.au/science/research/research-discovery-portfolio/future-fellowships

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 15-17 November 2021.

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences11 November 2021Stephanie Flanagan
fvas-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 11 November 2021 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 15-17 November 2021.

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:

    • D3: 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 2022).
  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 12 November 2021.

Supporting documents

Contacts

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

Key contact

Elizabeth Morfe8344 2064

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