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Grant Development Support Strategy
The Grant Development Support Strategy (opens in a new window) (login required) outlines the grant development and support process used by Western to submit competitive external research grants.
Key Dates 2019/2020
Please see below for key dates for grant development and local panel review for 2019-2020. For further information, contact your Research Development Officer (opens in a new window)
2019 Research Concept Pitch (RCP) Process
The RCP process focuses on drawing out early and raw ideas/concepts for potential projects, including but not limited to Category 1 grants. It possible to submit a concept before making a final decision on the best scheme to apply to. The RCP process is open to Western researchers at all career levels.
To make a submission please visit the 2019 Research Concept Pitch (opens in a new window) page and click +NEW.
|6 May 2019||Submissions open|
|17 June 2019||Submissions closed|
|Mid-July to mid-August 2019||Review panels and feedback|
2019/2020 Major Grants Round Pre-Submission Review Process / Research Services Notification Deadlines
All researchers who intend to submit or re-submit a Cat. 1 application should participate in the Pre-Submission Review Process. Participation involves submission of an online form providing the following details:
- Grant details
- Draft grant proposal (if available)
- Original grant submission (re-submission only)
- Assessors reports (re-submission only)
- Any submitted rejoinders (re-submission only)
- How feedback from the Research Concept Pitch Process has been addressed (if applicable)
Please visit the Intent to Submit (opens in a new window) page and click +NEW to register your intention to submit an ARC/NHMRC grant.
|Round 1 *||ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships, ARC Future Fellowships, ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, NHMRC Investigator|
Submissions open: 13 September 2019 Submissions closed: 4 October 2019 **
|Round 2 *||ARC DECRA, ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Discovery Indigenous, NHMRC Development|
Submissions open: 7 October 2019 Submissions closed: 13 November 2019 **
|Round 3 *||NHMRC Synergy, NHMRC Ideas, NHMRC Clinical Trial and Cohort Studies, NHMRC Postgrad Scholarships, ARC LIEF|
Submissions open: 18 November 2019 Submissions closed: 14 February 2020 **
*Research Services will provide tailored support/deadlines for Cat. 1 grants that occur outside the major grant round period (Nov - May).
**Subject to change and may be extended if previous round outcomes are delayed