Establishment Grants for ARC DECRAs

Critical Dates

Establishment Grants for DECRA

Academic Divisions specify different dates for application submissions, the faculty dates for the 2021 DECRA round are as follows:

FacultyFaculty Establishment Grant Due DateContactNote
Architecture, Building and Planning Friday 7 February 2020Sally Jones 

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 review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Arts 5:00pm Monday 17 February 2020John-Paul Hougaz and Jeanette Wrench 

All Faculty of Arts DECRA applicants will be recommended for a $25,000 Establishment Grant.

Please complete the RIC '2021 ARC DECRA Statement by Administering Organisation Coversheet' - available via RIC's DECRA webpage - and send the completed (HoS signed) form to both RIC and the Faculty of Arts Research Office by 5pm on Monday 17 February 2020.

Statement by Administering Organisation review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Business and Economics 10.00am Monday 10 February 2020Lishia 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 10 February 2020.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education 5.00pm Monday 27 January 2020Alex Burns

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

Statement by Administering Organisation review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Engineering N/ADaniel Jenk

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 31 January 2020.

MSE’s Strategic Alignment Statement will be ready for signature without RIC review.

Law N/AMas Generis

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

Statement by Administering Organisation review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 9.00am Monday 3 February 2020MDHS

For details, MDHS process and form associated with the Establishment Grant and review of Statement by the Administering Organisation, please refer to the MDHS RD intranet.

MDHS's Strategic Alignment Statement will be ready for signature without RIC review.

Science Monday 10 February 2020Jan Seesod and Jonathan O'Donnell

Faculty Establishment Grant requests are due to Jan Seesod or Jonathan O'Donnell in the Science Research Office by Monday 10 February 2020.

Faculty of Science DECRA applicants are required to submit draft Statements by the Administering Organisation by Tuesday 18 February 2020. Drafts must have been reviewed by the applicant’s mentor prior to submission.

Veterinary and Agricultural Science Thursday 30 January 2020Mark Potter

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.

Statement by Administering Organisation review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Fine Arts and Music5.00pm Monday 27 January 2020Jonathan Laskovsky

Please complete the Establishment Grant Form by the 27 January 2020. Ensure you have contacted the Faculty Research Office (fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au) before submitting your application.

Statement by Administering Organisation review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm Monday 17 February 2020.

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

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 CIA 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 2021, 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 17 February 2020.

  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 ID2020 ($’000)2021 ($’000)2022 ($’000)2023 ($’000)2024
($’000)

M, Smith
University of Melbourne,
DECRA Establishment Grant
2021

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

Veronica Loew+61 3 8344 8236
Emma Vollert+61 3 9035 7689

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