Australian Research Council: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme engages Australia’s best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. The scheme supports collaborative research activity, between the Australian higher education sector and industry, designed to focus on strategic outcomes that are not independently realisable.

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.

Funding & Duration

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme provides project funding of $500,000 to $1 million per year for three to five years. Project funding may be used for: personnel, for example, Hub Manager, research associates and assistants, technicians and laboratory attendants; stipends for higher degree by research candidates; teaching relief; access to research and infrastructure facilities and technical workshop services; essential field research; expert third party services; equipment and consumables; publication and dissemination of outputs and outreach; specialised computer equipment and software; travel costs essential to the project; web hosting and development; workshops, focus groups and conferences; and essential support costs for researchers who are carers or who themselves require care

Funding Rules

Please refer to the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Guidelines [PDF] for further details related to funding and eligibility criteria.

Key Internal Dates & Submission Instructions

  • Request not to Assess – 21 November 2018 
  • Applications must be submitted for internal review by 28 November 2018
  • ARC proposals close 12 December 2018
  • Please email if you are considering applying for this scheme.
  • Visit the Research Services ITRH website for detailed submission instructions and other application resources.

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