Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows

Critical Dates

Different faculties specify different dates for application submissions.  Faculty dates and details for FT22 applications will be updated once the Grant Guidelines have been released.

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

Applicants should contact abp-research@unimelb.edu.au by TBA 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 TBA.

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:

  1. The applicant submitting a Notice of Intent before TBA;
  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 FT22 draft application for the RIC Review Ready process, including submission of the ‘2022 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 FT22 application between TBA.)

Business and Economics TBA Lishia Singh

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 TBA.

EducationTBAVeronica 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 TBA.

EngineeringN/A Daniel Jenk

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

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

Fine Arts and MusicTBABernardo Jarrin

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

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 TBA.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences TBAmdhs-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 TBA.

Science TBAJan Seesod

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

The Statement by the Administering Organisation will be reviewed by the Faculty. Draft statements must be submitted for Faculty review by TBA. The draft statement must be reviewed by a senior colleague or mentor before being being submitted for Faculty review.

Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesTBAfvas-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 TBA 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 TBA.

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 TBA.

Supporting documents

Contacts

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

Key contact

Alexander Cozzolino9035 8889
Elizabeth Morfe8344 2064

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