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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO1748

Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2019

Australian Research Council
Close Date & Time:
12-Dec-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
IC19 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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The Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme fosters close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training, for end-user focused research industries that are vital to Australia's future. 

The Industrial Transformation Training Priorities are research areas identified by the ARC that are updated from round to round. The current Industrial Transformation Priorities are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity are to:

  • support opportunities for HDR candidates and postdoctoral researchers to pursue industrial training;
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness by linking to the relevant sectors;
  • enhance competitive 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.

An application may only be submitted through the Research Office of an Eligible Organisations listed in the relevant grant guidelines.

All individuals named in an application must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the role they are to perform as at the Commencement Date and for the duration of the Project.

Roles that named participants may be nominated for under IC19 are:

  • Training Centre Director
  • Chief Investigator
  • Partner Investigator

Applications must nominate the following named participants to be eligible:

  • Training Centre Director, who is an eligible CI from the Administering Organisation
  • At least one other CI from the Administering Organisation
  • At least one CI from each Eligible Organisation
  • At least one PI from each Partner Organisation

Applications must include at least one Australian Partner Organisation for a grant. An application may also include additional Partner Organisations, Other Eligible Organisations and Other Organisations.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Funding may be sought for 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 ARC.
Applicants should note the eligibility criteria for access to other funding schemes, as expressed in the Grant Guidelines for those schemes. 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

Other Instructions:

The Research Management System (RMS) is a web-based system used to prepare and submit research proposals, assessments and rejoinders for the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Registered users can login using your email address and password at To request a new account, go to and click on the Request New Account link

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