Future Fellowships Scheme coordinator

Report
Office of Research Services
ARC Future
Fellowships 2014
Dr Lisa Schimanski
Catherine Dwyer
Office of Research Services
Contacts
[email protected]
Deputy Director, Research Development
Future Fellowships Scheme coordinator:
[email protected] 6329
HUB Research Service Managers
ABL
[email protected]
 8558
Cradle Coast
[email protected]
0437 065 701
Domain
[email protected]
 7784
Launceston
[email protected]
 9440
SET
[email protected]
 2827
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ARC National Competitive Grants Program
Discovery Program
Linkage Program
Discovery Projects
Linkage Projects
Discovery Indigenous
Linkage Infrastructure,
Equipment and Facilities
Discovery Early Career
Researcher Award (DECRA)
Linkage Learned Academies
Special Projects
Future Fellowships
Australian Laureate
Fellowships
Industrial Transformation
Research Program
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ARC Awards and Fellowships
DECRA
FT
DORA
FL
Career Stage
Early career
Mid career
Later career
World-class
PhD award
0-5 (+3)
5-15 (+7)
Level C and
above
NA
Duration
3 years
4 years
3 years
5 years
Salary
Contribution of
$85,000/year
Three salary
levels
(equivalent to
C-E)
Three salary
levels
(equivalent to
C-E)
Salary
supplement of
$104,142
Project costs
Up to
$40,000/year
Up to
$50,000/year
As per
project grant
Up to
$300,000/year
Up to two
post-docs
and two PhDs
Place title in text space provided.
Web: arc.gov.au
Email: [email protected]
Office of Research Services
The objectives of Future Fellowships is to:
 attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career
researchers
 build collaboration across industry and/or research
institutions and/or disciplines;
 support research in national priorities across all disciplines
that will result in economic, environmental, social, health
and/or cultural benefits for Australia; and
 strengthen Australia’s research capacity by supporting
innovative, internationally competitive research.
Changes: Was around 200 fellowships per year, this round 150.
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Selection Criteria
Candidate
40%
Project Quality
35%
Strategic Alignment
15%
Collaboration/Outreach
10%
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Candidate
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
40%
research opportunity and performance evidence
(ROPE);
capacity and leadership to undertake the proposed
research;
record of high quality research outputs appropriate to
the discipline/s;
evidence of national and/or international research
standing; and
contribution to national and/or international public
policy debates and initiatives.
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Project Quality
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
vii.
viii.
ix.
35%
Does the research address a significant problem?
Is the conceptual/theoretical framework innovative and
original?
Will the aims, concepts, methods and results advance
knowledge?
Are the design and methods appropriate?
Will the proposed research maximise economic,
environmental, social, health and/or cultural benefit to
Australia?
Does the Project represent value for money?
Is there a contribution to public policy formulation and debate?
Does the proposed Project address Strategic Research
Priorities?
Will the proposed Project contribute significantly to the
advancement of knowledge
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Strategic Alignment
i.
15%
How well does the Future Fellowship Candidate align
with and/or complement the research strengths or
developing research strengths and staffing profile of the
Administering Organisation?
ii. Are the necessary facilities available to conduct the
proposed research?
iii. What resources will be provided by the Administering
Organisation to support the Future Fellowship Candidate
during her/his Future Fellowship and after the end of the
Future Fellowship?
iv. Is it likely that the Future Fellowship Candidate will
transition to a continuing position within the Administering
Organisation at the end of the Future Fellowship?
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Collaboration/Outreach 10%
i.
Are there adequate strategies to encourage
dissemination, commercialisation, if appropriate; and
promotion of research outcomes?
ii. How will the Future Fellowship Candidate build
collaboration across industry and/or research
organisations and/or with other disciplines?
Office of Research Services
ARC 2014 Funding
4 Years Full-time
Future
Fellowship
Salary level
Academic
Level
Salary
On-costs
28%
Total
Level 1
Level C
$111,739
$31,287
$143,026
Level 2
Level D
$135,264
$37,874
$173,138
Level 3
Level E
$158,787
$44,461
$203,248
+ $50,000 Infrastructure , Equipment, Travel and Relocation costs
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ARC Funding
Items supported:
• access to national and international research and infrastructure facilities
• expenditure on Fieldwork essential to the project, including technical
and logistical support
• expert services of a third party if the services are directly related to and
necessary for the proposed Project.
• maintenance, infrastructure and equipment required for the Future
Fellowship Project.
• one laptop every two years
• publication and dissemination costs
• relocation costs subject to the policies of the Administering
Organisation;
• travel costs essential to the Project (not exceeding $100,000 over the
life of the Future Fellowship). NB. Fieldwork - not counted towards the
$100,000 travel limit.
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ARC Funding
Items not supported:
• Bench fees or lab access fees
• Capitals works and general infrastructure costs
• Costs not related to research – professional membership
fees, patent application fees, visas, insurance, mobile
phones, etc.
• International student fees, HECS or HELP liabilities
• Hosting of seminars, conferences, etc.
• Research support for anyone other than the Fellow
• Salaries for anyone other than the Fellow*
• Postgraduate student stipends
• Teaching/teaching relief
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Eligibility Criteria for a Future Fellow
• 1 Candidate per Proposal
• Must legally reside predominantly in Australia
during the Fellowship
• ARC Fellows may apply for a FT in the final year
of their current fellowship
• Maximum 2 proposals over scheme history
• PhD awarded between 1 March 1999 and 1
March 2009
– Or submit an Eligibility Exemption Request
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Eligibility Exemption Request
– Due Mid October 2013
The ARC may grant an Eligibility Exemption for a significant interruption or
limitation of their research outputs owing to:
a.
b.
c.
d.
periods of approved maternity/parental/carer's leave;
greater than three months of unemployment;
part-time academic employment, where the part-time position is the Future
Fellowship Candidate’s sole source of employment; and/or
any other exceptional circumstances.
• The ARC may grant an Eligibility Exemption for the Future Fellowship
Candidate where evidence can be provided to indicate that the Future
Fellowship Candidate’s research qualification/experience is equivalent
to a PhD.
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Eligibility
• The Future Fellowships scheme does not support Medical
and Dental research:
– Medical and Dental Research means research and/or training primarily
and substantially aimed at understanding or treating a human disease or
health condition
• Researcher cannot submit a 2014 Future Fellowships
Proposal and:
a.
b.
c.
d.
a 2015 DECRA;
a DORA within a 2015 Discovery Projects Proposal;
a 2014 Australian Laureate Fellowships Proposal; or
a Fellowship or other career award on a NHMRC proposal for
funding commencing in 2014 or 2015.
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Request Not to Assess
– Due Mid November 2013
• Administering Organisations may name any person or
persons whom they do not wish to assess a Proposal by
submitting a ‘Request Not to Assess’ form
• Only one request may be submitted per Proposal and any
request containing more than three (3) individual nonassessors for a Proposal must be directly supported in
writing by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) or
equivalent of the Administering Organisation.
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2012 National Statistics
Salary Level
Proposals
considered
Proposals
approved
Success rate
Salary Level 1
341
108
31.7%
Salary Level 2
191
72
37.7%
Salary Level 3
71
29
40.8%
Total
603
209
34.7%
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2012 National Gender Statistics
Fellowship Type
Salary Level 1
Salary Level 2
Salary Level 3
All levels
Gender
Number of
proposals
Number of
approved fellows
Success
rate
male
238
72
30.3%
female
102
36
35.3%
male
135
50
37.0%
female
56
22
39.3%
male
52
21
40.4%
female
19
8
42.1%
male
425
143
33.6%
female
177
66
37.3%
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UTAS FT Success Rate
80
70
60
50
% 40
30
20
10
0
UTAS
National
2009
2010
2011
Year
2012
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Timeline
Date
Event
29 July
Funding Rules Released
29 August
Information Session
11 September
Internal Nominations Due
Mid Sept – Mid Oct
Workshops
2 October
Proposals open in RMS
Early Oct – Early Nov
Drafting and Peer Reviews
Mid October
Eligibility Exemption Request Due
1 November
Internal Due Date
Mid November
Request not to Assess Due
Early Nov – Late Nov/Early Dec
Eligibility check and Grantsmanship Review
Late Nov/Early Dec
Applications Due to ARC
Late February 2014
Rejoinders
June 2014
Outcomes Announced
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Internal Nominations
Due to ORS by 11 September 2013
1. Applicants complete the UTAS Nomination Form for
Candidates and attach their summary CV. Lodge both to
your School or Centre for consideration.
2. If happy to endorse the candidate, the Faculty or Institute
prepares a formal Nomination Statement for
consideration by the DVC-R, following the template
Nomination Statement from Faculties/Institutes.
Faculties forward their Nomination Statements, together with
the candidate Nomination Forms and CVs to ORS at
[email protected]
Office of Research Services
How to create your application:
The ARC online system is Research Management
System.
You will need a user ID and password for access.
http://www.arc.gov.au/applicants/rms_info.htm
Office of Research Services
Questions?
[email protected]
Deputy Director, Research Development
Future Fellowships Scheme coordinator:
[email protected] 6329
HUB Research Service Managers
ABL
[email protected]
 8558
Cradle Coast
[email protected]
0437 065 701
Domain
[email protected]
 7784
Launceston
[email protected]
 9440
SET
[email protected]
 2827

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