HASS ARC Incubator Program

Why an ARC Incubator Program? The HASS Faculty Research Office (FRO) is very keen to “value-add” and provide structured assistance to our researchers in their ARC application endeavours. We see our role as building upon support and mentoring already provided within research groups, and schools/institutes/centres. We also coordinate our activity to line up with expert support that is provided centrally by UQ Research and Innovation. We believe our model is flexible enough to be tailored depending on the need and experience of those applying.

What does the assistance look like? The HASS ARC Incubator Program is a multi-layered system of support to those applying to the ARC (although the advice and techniques will have broader application to all funding schemes). The program includes (but is not limited to) the following activity:

  • Presentations on process, strategy, hints/tips, budgets, metrics
  • Group sessions in scoping out potential applications with peers led by experienced facilitators
  • Intensive readership sessions with experienced readers on individual/team proposals as they develop

Who is involved? The FRO will coordinate the activities and provide a mechanism to facilitate interaction and information sharing among applicants, peers and mentors. There will be a large group of mentors on hand across all disciplines and academic levels who have ARC experience and a willingness to work with colleagues. Applicants (individuals or teams) are encouraged to participate at any stage. We also engage experts beyond the faculty within UQ to enrich the experience and knowledge of those applying to the ARC. 

What happens now? We encourage participation from researchers at all stages of the application process. You can email us at research@hass.uq.edu.au with questions on how you can be involved. 

Stage One Readership: December 2019 (TBC)

This session provided an opportunity for researchers in HASS to have one-on-one interaction with facilitator experienced in achieving success in the major funding rounds. Participants worked in a group with facilitators who were able to provide timely, strategic advice around research teams, grant writing and pitching projects. The workshop featured a presentation from Professor Annemaree Carroll providing insights on the ARC process and on crafting an application, followed by group sessions to workshop potential applicants' Expressions of Interest.


Stage Two Readership for DP21 and DE21 Rounds: February 2020 (TBC)

The Faculty Research Office provides readership to any researcher seeking to make an application to an external funding body. We can be contacted at anytime to provide this support. However, given the size and scale of ARC submissions we provide a coordinated program for the DP and DE schemes.

The sessions are offered to provide applicants with an opportunity to seek feedback from peers on their proposals. The FRO Team will arrange the meetings which are only made possible by the generosity of readers who give their time and expertise. If applicants (or readers) aren't available on the dates below this isn't a problem, we are happy to arrange electronic or adhoc sessions as needed. To participate in the DP or DE readership please email a PDF of the RMS version of your application to research@hass.uq.edu.au by due dates below. 

Discovery Projects (DP21)

  • Grant Guidelines Released - September 2019
  • Round Opens - 13 November 2019
  • UQR&I Scheme Information Session - TBC
  • HASS Faculty Readership submission due date -  TBC (indicatively 30 January 2020)
  • HASS Faculty Readership Sessions - TBC (indicatively 11 and 12 February 2020)
  • UQR&I Internal Deadline - TBC
  • ARC Deadline - 26 February 2020

Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards  (DE21)

  • Grant Guidelines Released - September 2019
  • Round Opens - 2 October 2019
  • UQR&I Scheme Information Session - TBC
  • HASS Faculty Readership submission due date - TBC (indicatively 15 February 2020)
  • HASS Faculty Readership Sessions - TBC (indicatively 25 and 26 February 2020)
  • UQR&I Internal Deadline - TBC
  • ARC Deadline - 12 March 2020

Continuous ARC Linkage Projects

From 1 July 2016, applications for the ARC Linkage Projects scheme can be submitted at any time. To support staff working towards ARC Linkage Project applications we would encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible. UQ is supporting the continuous round via a hybrid model of major intake dates and continuous processing, to support pipelines of high quality Linkage Projects applications.

Make sure you visit the UQ ARC Linkage Projects site to assist you in preparing a submission and to find out the intake dates, UQ template documentation and a brochure for potential Partner Organisations.

Also email us at research@hass.uq.edu.au to discuss your proposal. Our Faculty Research Office team is available to discuss your linkage plans and meet with potential partner organsiations and collaborators as required to support the development of your submission.