Grant Development Support Strategy

Key Dates 2018-2019

Please see below for key dates for grant development and local panel review for 2018-2019. The below timeline should be read in conjunction with the University's Grant Development Support Strategy (PDF, 1276.76 KB) (opens in a new window)

For further information, contact your Research Development Officer

2018 Research Concept Pitch Process
  Development Stage 1
4 Jun 2018 Pitch Process opens for submission of research ideas for any funding source
27 Jun 2018 Pitch due to REDI (new project ideas only) via SharePoint
2 Jul 2018 Pitch forms disseminated to Schools/Institutes/Centres by REDI (with researcher performance data)
July 2018 Pitch reviewed by Schools/Institutes (with a REDI RDO and BDO)
July 2018 Schools/Institutes provide development feedback to researchers; mentors, critical readers and external reviewers identified
  Development Stage 2 – New Category 1 (ARC or NHMRC) submissions only
15 Sep 2018 First draft of project description and track record to REDI and Research Directors
Early October School/Institute/Centre panels reconvene (attended by a REDI RDO)
Early October Schools/Institutes provide development feedback to researchers
  Development Stage 3 – New Category 1 (ARC or NHMRC) submissions only
12 Nov 2018 Redrafts of NEW Cat. 1 project descriptions (full application including budgets and justifications) to REDI and Research Directors
Late November School/Institute panels reconvene (attended by a REDI RDO) and feedback to researchers; Identify submissions appropriate for an additional external reviewer
Dec/Jan External reviews proceed
Ongoing Application development support via REDI, Schools/Institutes/Centres, mentors and critical readers/external reviewers

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2018 Notice of Intent (NOI) Process for Category 1 Resubmissions
September 2018 Local Review Panels reconvene prior to Cat. 1 resubmission NOI forms being subsequently released by REDI
15 Sep 2018 NOI forms due to REDI and Research Directors
Applications/assessor comments and rejoinders disseminated to Schools/Institutes by REDI
Early October School/Institute panels reconvene (attended by a REDI RDO)
Schools/Institutes provide development feedback to researchers
Oct/Nov Outcomes announced by ARC/NHMRC previous round
Ongoing Application development support via REDI, Schools/Institutes/Centres, mentors and critical readers/external reviewers
12 Nov 2018 Cat. 1 resubmission redrafts to REDI
Late November School/Institute panels reconvene (attended by a REDI RDO) and provide feedback to researchers prior to end of year closedown

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2019 Quality Assurance Review, Compliance Check and Submission of Category 1 applications
(Dates TBC when announced by ARC and NHMRC)
15 Jan 2019 ARC Discovery 2019
Full drafts submitted via RMS to REDI Research
Late January NHMRC Ideas Grants (previously Project Grants)
Full drafts entered into the relevant online system (RMS for ARC, RGMS for NHMRC) for REDI review
Early February ARC Discovery 2019 applications to REDI via RMS (Final internal deadline)
NHMRC Ideas Grants Minimum data due to NHMRC
Online Clearance form (opens in a new window) to be completed
Mid February ARC DECRA 2019
Full drafts submitted via RMS to REDI Research
Late February ARC Discovery 2019 submitted to ARC
ARC DECRA 2019
 applications to REDI via RMS (Final internal deadline)
Early March NHMRC Ideas Grants submitted to REDI via RGMS (Final internal deadline)
Mid March ARC DECRA 2019 submitted to ARC
Mid March NHMRC Ideas Grants submitted to NHMRC