The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage scheme promotes partnership and collaboration between academia and industry. The department regularly partners on ARC linkage studies with universities. We value the chance to leverage funding from the Australian Government and collaborate with university researchers and other partners on topics of mutual priority.
ARC projects require each partner organisation to make a contribution in cash and/or in kind over the 3 to 5-year project. The combined partner organisation contributions must at least match the total funding requested from the ARC.
We have a competitive application process in place for assessing potential ARC partnership proposals that involve central office business areas.
We invite universities to initiate discussions with the department about partnering on ARC linkage studies.
When you have in-principle support from the department, please submit your proposal using the
ARC Linkage partner proposal template.
Proposals close on 31 August 2022 and can be emailed to
ResearchServices@qed.qld.gov.au. A panel of department staff will assess proposals in September 2022.
Proposals that involve schools or regional offices only are not required to be considered using this central office process and can be assessed by the relevant schools or regional offices.
How proposals are assessed
Submissions are appraised using the following key criteria:
- alignment with priorities set out in our
priority research themes
- quality of methodology and imposition on departmental staff and students
- extent of in-kind (preferred) and cash support sought from the department
- potential return on investment
- ability to provide tangible solutions for policy and practice
- demonstrated end-user engagement strategies.