January 2018


Funding updates:

ARC Discovery Projects (DP19) – please see the attached instructions which outline creating a record in PURE and provide an overview of the Faculty process for review and submission of Discovery Projects this year.

Faculty deadline: Wed 24th January 2018
RO compliance check: Wed 7th February 2018
ARC closing date: Wed 21st February 2018

The deadline for consideration of MQ funded HDR scholarship requests for inclusion into applications is Wednesday 7th February 2018.


ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

Faculty deadline: Wed 14th February 2018
RO compliance check: Wed 28th February 2018
ARC closing date: Wed 14th March 2018


ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

Compulsory EoI form must be returned to the Research Office by: Mon 29th of January 2018

Opens in RMS: Mon 22nd January 2018
Faculty deadline: Wed 28th February 2018
RO compliance check: Wed 14th March 2018
ARC closing date: Wed 28th March 2018

CSIRO ON PRIME 4 – closes to applications on the 2nd February 2018. A PPT describing the scheme is available here.

PURE updates:

Please check your profiles in Pure to ensure they are up-to-date, complete and appropriately represent your expertise, research and the university.

  • Manage and complete any grant, tender and fellowship applications that were in-progress in APLI/ IRIS
  • Check legacy application data for accuracy
  • Add Orcid ID, publications, social media activity and media coverage
  • Check awards information

If any information is incorrect, please email


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) updates:

The first round of checking FoR codes for eligible research outputs (publications) for the ERA submission is almost completed and the FoRC Champions are now looking again at the publications in their research area to make sure that all publications are coded correctly.


Partnership Clinics

Will not be running in a formal sense in 2018. Prof Michael Heimlich would like to invite you to come and talk to him if you are interested in developing partnership and engagement opportunities.

Also  – please contact if you are interested in developing a Linkage application this year!

Please see the Resources page for more information.


Upcoming Seminars

Please see the Research Office Training and Support page for the remaining ARC DECRA  seminars. Cross-faculty Research seminars will resume soon after the major grant rounds close in March 2018.




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