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 Wednesday 6 February 2019abp-research@unimelb.edu.au

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 is due to ABP for review by 5.00pm Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Arts N/AJohn-Paul Hougaz and Jeanette Wrench 

All Faculty of Arts DECRA applicants will be recommended for a $25,000 Establishment Grant and are advised that they should proceed with their DECRA application on the assumption (unless advised otherwise by RIC) that the EG will be approved and the grant funds made available should their DECRA application be funded by the ARC. The EG funds must be expended on items that directly support the DECRA proposal and those items should be fully integrated into the DECRA proposal including the budget.

Statement by Administering Organisation is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Business and Economics 10.00am Monday 4 February 2019Lishia Singh

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

Statement by Administering Organisation drafts and FBE Establishment Grant Forms are due to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by 10.00am, Monday 4 February 2019.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education 5.00pm Monday 4 February 2019Jacinta Ridge-Huggett

Please complete the MGSE Establishment Grant Form. Please contact mgse.grants@unimelb.edu.au for assistance.

Statement by Administering Organisation is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Engineering N/AJessica Finlay

Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) will support its DECRA applicants with $20,000 per annum for three years as part of the DECRA Establishment Grant. C2 Statement by Administering Organisation must be reviewed by MSE Research Services. These are due to mse-research@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 1 February 2019.

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 Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 9.00am Monday 11 February 2019Suzy Ryan

For details and MDHS process, please refer to the MDHS RD intranet.

Science TBANicola Pressling

Please see the Faculty of Science Staff Intranet for more information (UoM login required).

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 Wednesday 30 January 2019Stephanie Flanagan

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

Please send draft Statement by Administering Organisation to vet-ag-research@unimelb.edu.au by Wednesday 30 January 2019. The FVAS Research Office will send draft statements to RIC.

Fine Arts and Music5.00pm Friday 25 January 2019Emily Kersing

Please complete the Establishment Grant Form. Please ensure you have contacted the Faculty Research Office (fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au) before submitting your application.

Statement by Administering Organisation is due to RIC for review by 5.00pm Wednesday 20 February 2019.

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

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

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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