The ARC Linkage Program is a funding scheme that enables external partner organisations to undertake collaborative research projects with UNSW Canberra.
The Program supports research projects with industry, government, and community organisations. It is designed to advance Australian research and innovation globally to benefit the broader Australian community. The scheme works alongside researchers to apply advanced knowledge to answer questions and solve problems.
Grant funding is predominantly provided by the ARC, with partner organisations, providing a mix of cash and in-kind support. Most public, private, community, government, and not-for-profit organisations are eligible as partner organisations, provided they are not primarily funded for research or research-related activities by government.
Support & Deadlines
Support for UNSW Canberra researchers for Linkage Applications is available from the following areas:
Research Strategy Office (RSO) - strategic advice on all aspects of your application (see further details below)
Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) - compliance and eligibility advice (visit the RGC website for more information)
The Research Strategy Office provides targeted strategic advice on:
the scope, nature, and suitability of any proposed project
how to address the selection criteria including a track record
how to maximise benefit
enhancing application success
partner organisation contributions required (including in-kind)
general grantsmanship advice
Researchers are encouraged to discuss their project with the RSO at the early stages of their application process as fundamental issues are difficult to resolve late in the process.
Please send any component of your proposal for strategic advice, as a Word file, to: Linkage.RSO@unsw.edu.au
For advice on your research proposal contact:
Professor Monica Whitty
Director (Research), UNSW Canberra Cyber
Please see the Research Grants and Contracts webpage for dates.
For compliance and eligibility advice on ARC Linkage applications:
Visit the Research Grants and Contracts website.