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style an ARC Linkage proposal and looking for an industry partner, the City of
Melbourne is now providing annual funding as a collaborative industry partner organisation to
research institutions leading Australian Research Council [ARC] Linkage project grants.
The City of Melbourne is interested in discussing potential research and development projects that
enable a direct contribution in support of the Council’s 2013 – 2017 goals, which promote
Melbourne as a:
Guidelines:
• Eligibility
criteria
• Application
process
• Expression
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City for people
Creative city
Prosperous city
Knowledge city
Eco-city
Connected city
Our key fields of research interest include: the built environment and design, urban planning,
engineering, knowledge initiatives, sustainability, local government, capital cities and human
society.
The funding provides financial, reputational and in-kind support for quality projects that foster
research excellence, that enhance expertise and information sharing, and the deliver of long term
benefits and new knowledge across the partnership.
• Contact us
Research proposals go through a selection process by the City of Melbourne Research Branch,
with approved projects required to meet the next available ARC Linkage Project round submission
date.
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Eligibility
Criteria
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All applications will be assessed on the extent to which the proposal specifically contributes to one or more of the priorities contained in the
City of Melbourne Council Plan. Proposals must also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Attaining the goals and objectives outlined in the City of Melbourne Council Plan and Future Melbourne Community Plan
• Improving public policy
• Improving local government functions
• Exploratory research that builds the knowledge base of emerging or immediate issues which impact on the City of Melbourne, its
stakeholders or the municipality
• Design and quality of research proposal, ensuring practical and tangible outputs
• Degree of significance of research and its capacity to build on the City of Melbourne’s information base
• Evidence that the research will be transferrable/usable by the City of Melbourne.
• Evidence of a track record of research excellence: i.e. ERA results (Excellence in Research for Australia) high quality publications in
existing field of research and quality preliminary data
• Other partner organisations involved in the collaboration
• Evidence that the information is not already available
Exclusions
The City of Melbourne may waive all (or part of) the assessment process where a proposal has been previously approved by the City of
Melbourne and has been unsuccessful in gaining ARC funding, but requires revisions.
The City of Melbourne will NOT consider the following proposals:
• Proposals which have already been funded through other City of Melbourne programs or activities, another grant, funding or and
sponsorship program.
• Projects where one or more Partner Organisation is seeking expert external assistance outside their own organisation, in order to develop
specific applications (for example: contracted research will not be supported).
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Expressions of interest (EOIs) are invited throughout the year. Successful EOI candidates will be notified and invited to complete a more
comprehensive City of Melbourne application. The lead research institution will need to align the formal application with the next available
ARC-LP round.
Selection Process:
What
Who
When
Complete expression of interest form (EOI) from City of
Melbourne web site and submit the completed form to the
Partnerships Officer by email to:
[email protected]
University/research institution
representative [the representative].
Any time of year.
City of Melbourne Research Branch notifies successful
outcome of EOI and invites the representative to complete
a full application.
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer.
14 days from
submission.
City of Melbourne Research Branch receives full
application from the representative.
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer.
6 weeks from
invitation to submit full
application.
Notification to the representative of the assigned City of
Melbourne Project Manager and the approved City of
Melbourne three year funding commitment. Project
manager assists the representative with the project’s initial
application, development, and support.
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships officer and City of
Melbourne project manager
6 weeks onwards.
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Selection
Process
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What
Who
When
Ongoing project application development, monitoring,
completion of appropriate administration, agreements,
signatures. Submit application to the ARC.
City of Melbourne project manager,
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer and the
representative.
6 weeks up to the ARC
Linkage Project
application submission
date by lead institution.
ARC Linkage Project grant announcements – the
representative to notify the City of Melbourne project
manager, and/or City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer of the outcome.
City of Melbourne project manager,
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer and the
representative.
ARC Linkage Project
announcement dates.
Ongoing project work: year 1, year 2, year 3.
Annual reporting to City of Melbourne on project
progression.
City of Melbourne project manager
and the representative.
Post ARC
announcement date.
Year 1 – 3.
Project conclusion. Publications, data release, outcomes,
presentations and other reporting as permitted and
required.
City of Melbourne Research Branch
Partnerships Officer and project
manager.
Year 3.
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Application lodgement
Applications may be lodged by email in word or power point format to:
Partnerships Officer
City Research Branch
City of Melbourne
T: 03 9658 9587
E: [email protected]
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