Session 1: Changes and Key Notes

Report
ARC DISCOVERY, 2016
SCHEME INFORMATION & MAJOR
CHANGES
ROSE FIRKIN – EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GRANTS
DEAKIN RESEARCH
CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
CONTENTS
•Major DP16 or IN16 Scheme Features
•Major Changes
–Tips, Hints & Common Issues
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FEATURES – DP OBJECTIVES (p. 30)
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Support excellent basic and applied research
Enhance the scale and focus of research in the SRPs
Expand Australia’s knowledge base and research
capability
Encourage research and research training
Enhance international collaboration
Foster international competitiveness
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FEATURES – IN OBJECTIVES (p. 40)
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Develop the research expertise of Indigenous
Australian researchers
Support fundamental research and research training
by Indigenous Australian researchers as individuals
and as teams
Support and retain established Indigenous Australian
researchers in Australian higher education
institutions
Expand Australia’s knowledge base and research
capability
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FUNDING & DURATION - DP & IN (p. 31 or 41)
Minimum = $30,000 p.a
Maximum = $500,000 p.a
Duration = 1 - 5 years (DP)
Duration = 3 consecutive years only (IN)
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SELECTION CRITERIA (pp. 30-31 or 40 - 41)
Criteria
Discovery Indigenous
Investigators
40%
35%
Project Quality & Innovation 25%
40%
Feasibility & Benefit
20%
10%
Research Environment
15%
15%
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MAJOR CHANGES –SELECTION CRITERIA (DP)
Weightings are unchanged - some added wording
• Project Quality & Innovation: What is the potential
for the research to enhance international
collaboration?
• Research Environment: Is there an existing, or
developing, supportive and high quality research
environment for this Project and the HDR students
where appropriate?
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MAJOR CHANGES – CI ELIGIBILITY (DP & IN)
Simplified - as at 1 January 2016 a CI must meet at least
one of the following criteria
• Be an employee for at least 0.2 FTE at an eligible
organisation
• Be a holder of an Emeritus appointment at an eligible
organisation
*For IN, 1st named CI must be an Indigenous Australian
(no change)
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CROSS SCHEME ELIGIBILITY (DP & IN)
‘Future’ cross scheme eligibility has changed
• Those on Centres of Excellence, Industrial
Transformation Research Hubs or Centres or Special
Research Initiatives funded from 2015 or later can
only apply for or hold one Project / Award /
Fellowship under the DP program
• Refer A6.2 (pp. 12- 13) & make sure your CI’s check
their eligibility with their Research Office!
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MAJOR CHANGES – PROJECT LIMITS (DP & IN)
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Australian Laureate Fellow applicants can relinquish
existing projects in order to comply with limits should
their ALF be successful
For others, limits remain unchanged from 2015 – can
be funded for a maximum of two projects under the
Discovery Program as a CI or one ARC Fellowship or
Award and one project
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MAJOR CHANGES – PROJECT LIMITS (DP & IN)
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The Discovery Program includes Australian Laureate
Fellowships, Discovery Projects, Discovery
Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
NB: This means that those who will be holding ARC
Future Fellowships or DECRA’s in 2016 can only apply for
and hold one project under the DP16 scheme
• Cross scheme eligibility is complex – check if in doubt
& get CI’s to check with their Research Offices
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MAJOR CHANGES – SPECIFIC AWARDS DP
International Collaboration Awards – renamed Discovery
International Awards (DIA)
• Not time limited (was total period of 12 months in
2015 round and 6 months in 2014 round)
• Funding limits removed (was $20K per annum of the
project per CI or PI)
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MAJOR CHANGES – SPECIFIC AWARDS IN
Discovery Indigenous Award – renamed Discovery
Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award
(DAATSIA)
• Elements remain unchanged
• Can only request 1 DAATSIA per round
• A DAATSIA cannot be awarded Teaching Relief
• Can be requested at one of 5 salary levels
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MAJOR CHANGES –BUDGET (DP & IN )
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Can now request funds for ‘focus groups’ as well as
workshops and conferences and can include
‘reasonable’ hospitality costs eg morning or
afternoon tea or lunch
• Workshops etc must be necessary for the “conduct of
the proposed research”
NB: All budget requests MUST be strongly justified
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MAJOR CHANGES – PROGRESS REPORTS DP & IN)
In RMS applicants must provide progress reports for any ARC
funded project, award or fellowship (for any named
participant) for which a Final Report has not yet been
submitted to the ARC at time of submission
• Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery
Indigenous Researchers Development, DECRA
• Linkage Projects
• Future Fellowships, Federation Fellowships, Australian
Laureate Fellowships, Super Science Fellowships or other
ARC Fellowship
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NOTE FOR IN APPLICANTS
Instructions to Applicants have not yet been released
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These often provide clarification
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Will let you know when these become available
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DEAKIN RESEARCH WEBSITE
• Templates; salary calculators; sample budget
spreadsheets, PhD stipend rates; compliance
checklist and links to other information
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http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/researchersupport/grants-and-contracts/find-funding/arcdiscovery-projects-2016
No specific site for Discovery Indigenous
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