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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO6524

Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2024

Australian Research Council
Close Date & Time:
29-Nov-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
IC24 Round 1
Primary Category:
381001 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Secondary Category:
381002 - Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

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Training Centres foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and industry, through creating and delivering innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training. Training Centres are to develop researchers with capability in end user research that is vital to Australia's future. In delivering this training, the Training Centre focuses its researchers on developing solutions relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

The Training Centres objectives are to:

  • support HDR candidates and postdoctoral researchers to undertake industrial training;
  • support research collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector; and
  • strengthen the capabilities of industry and research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas.

The intended outcomes of the Training Centres scheme are:

  • growth, productivity and competitiveness within Industrial Transformation Priorities; and
  • economic, commercial and social transformation.

An application may only be submitted through the Research Office of an Eligible Organisation listed in the Grant Guidelines. The application must:

  • directly address one or more of the current Industrial Transformation Priorities;
  • nominate at least one Australian Partner Organisation.

Applications must include the following:

  • Training Centre Director, who is an eligible CI from Your organisation;
  • at least one other CI for Your organisation;
  • at least one CI from each Other Eligible Organisation;
  • at least one PI from each Partner Organisation;
  • at least 10 ICHDRs; and
  • at least one ICPD.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

An application may be applied for and awarded funding for a minimum of four to a maximum of five consecutive years.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $650,000.00 to $1,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

The application must be submitted as a mature research plan presenting the proposed project ready for implementation and must contain all the information necessary for its assessment without the need for further written or oral explanation, or reference to additional documentation, unless requested by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

The ARC reserves the right to change these criteria in future funding rounds. Grant Guidelines for all ARC schemes may be found attached to the relevant Grant Opportunity.  Administering Organisations must submit Applications through RMS unless otherwise advised by the ARC.

All applications must meet the format and content requirements, including certification, as set out in the RMS online form and the relevant scheme Instructions to Applicants for Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2024.

Other Instructions:

The RMS is a web-based system used to prepare and submit research applications and assessments for the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program. Registered users can login using your email address and password at To request a new account, please go to and click on the Request New Account link.

All queries by researchers should be directed to the Administering Organisation of the application.

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