Establishment Grants for ARC DECRAs

Critical Dates

Establishment Grants for DECRA

Academic Divisions specify different dates for application submissions, as follows:

FacultyDueContactNote
Architecture, Building and Planning 5.00pm Friday 9 February 2018Hayley Shaw

Candidates seeking to submit a DECRA proposal through ABP are asked to please email Hayley Shaw to obtain details of internal requirements for submitting an Establishment Grant request.

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018.

Arts Tuesday 13 February 2018John-Paul Hougaz and Jeanette Wrench 

Establishment Grants of $25,000 total may be requested. The Establishment Grant and Strategic Statement Form (with Strategic Statement draft attached) should be submitted no later than Tuesday 13 February 2018 to the Arts Research Team.

Your Faculty’s Statement by Administering Organisation will be ready for signature without RIC review. Final statements will be due to RIC at 9.00am Wednesday 28 February.

Business and Economics 5.00pm Wednesday 14 February 2018Kristie Matthews

Please send Establishment Grant Form to Kristie Matthews at fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education 9.00am Thursday 15 February 2018Jacinta Ridge

MGSE applicants should apply using the MGSE Establishment Grant Request Form. Email application to Jacinta Ridge at MERI by 9.00am Thursday 15 February 2018.

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018.

If you have any queries or require support, please contact the MERI team.

Engineering Monday 5 February 2018Jessica Finlay

The Melbourne School of Engineering will support its DECRA applicants with $20,000 per annum for three years as part of the DECRA Establishment Grant. Applicants should incorporate the DECRA Establishment Grant into their proposal.

Draft Statement by Administering Organisation must be reviewed by MSE Research Services research-eng@unimelb.edu.au. These are due Monday 5 February 2018. Final statements will be due to RIC at 9.00am Wednesday 28 February.

Law N/AMas Generis

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

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 9.00am Monday 12 February 2018Suzy Ryan

Submit the following to mdhs-grants@unimelb.edu.au:

  • If applicable – submit a completed MDHS Establishment Grant Application Form certified by the Head of Department (or Head of School for single department schools).
  • A draft Statement by Administering Organisation in Word format (Refer to the template on the RIC website).
  • A scanned copy of the signed 2019 ARC DECRA Strategic Statement Coversheet.
  • A PDF copy of the draft ARC DECRA application (generated through RMS) (A preliminary draft is acceptable. The application will be used to assist with the review and editing of the Statement by Administering Organisation).

Your Faculty’s Statement by Administering Organisation will be ready for signature without RIC review.

Science Thursday 15 February 2018Meghan Bergamin

Please email your completed Establishment Grant Form to Meghan Bergamin by the due date. See the Faculty of Science Staff Intranet for more information (UoM login required).

Faculty of Science DECRA applicants are required to submit draft Strategic Statements to Meghan Bergamin by Thursday 8 February 2018, 9am AEST. Drafts must have been reviewed by the applicant’s mentor prior to submission. Final statements will be due to RIC at 9.00am Wednesday 28 February.

Veterinary and Agricultural Science Monday 29 January 2018Edwina Goh

FVAS will match Chancellery’s contribution of $25,000 towards the establishment grant. FVAS applicants should contact Edwina Goh to apply for an Establishment Grant.

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018. A copy of the draft statement must be provided to Edwina by 5.00 pm Thursday, 15 February 2018.

VCA and MCM9.00am Monday 12 February 2018Belinda Kelly

VCAMCM Applicants can send Establishment Grant Forms to Belinda Kelly by the deadline.

Statement by Administering Organisation outlining Strategic Alignment is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Thursday 15 February 2018.

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 Faculty Research Manager.

Funding

RIC  will offer grants of up to $25,000 per project. To be eligible for central RIC 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. RIC may reduce its level of support in the event that requests exceed the budget for this program.

RIC does not impose any restrictions on how the RIC 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. RIC Establishment Grant support is conditional on the ARC DECRA being administered by the University for its entire duration.

How to apply

Follow steps 1-4 of the ARC DECRA grants page to apply for the award. Then, if applying for a DECRA Establishment Grant, follow  steps 5-7:

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent (NOI).

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

  2. Update RMS 2.0 profile and CV

    Obtain access to RMS 2.0 and update profile information (see RMS information)

  3. Review documentation

    Review the DECRA Funding Rules 2017, Instructions to Applicants and the FAQs.

  4. Complete the draft application in RMS

    Complete the application in RMS 2.0

  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 the 2016 ARC DECRA submission period (19-23 February 2016).

  7. Total requested Establishment Grant support details

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

    • Strategic Statement and Research Proposal (Research Environment subheading) – include details of the total financial support being provided by the Administering Organisation and how this will support the candidate and project
    • Research Support table (example below).
DescriptionSame Research Area (yes / no)Support Status (requested / current / past)Proposals / Project ID2015 ($’000)2016 ($’000)2017 ($’000)2018 ($’000)2019 ($’000)2020
($’000)
2021
($’000)

M, Smith
University of Melbourne
DECRA Establishment Grant
2016

YES

R

N/A

  

50

   

Supporting documents

Faculty of Science Establishment Grant application form

MDHS Establishment Grant Application Form

MGSE Establishment Grant Request Form

ARC DECRA Grants webpage.

Contacts

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

Key Contact

Contact
Veronica Loew
Email
ric-arcdecra@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
T: +61 3 8344 8236

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