External Research resources

The ANU College of Business & Economics encourages all academic staff to actively engage in research supported by external research funding.

CBE procedures for external grant applications and research contracts:

The College requires that all academics follow the CBE procedures for all external funding.

For ALL grant applications and research contracts please ensure that you contact the CBE Research Services Office (RSO) as soon as possible. Our Office will be able to provide advice and the support required for your proposal.

Costing, Pricing and Approval Tool:

ANU Costing, Pricing and Approval Tool for external funding was launched in April 2015.  All externally funded grants and research contracts undertaken at the ANU must adhere to the CPA policy and procedure for costing and pricing of externally funded research projects, research consultancies and commercial services.

The tool also supports an automated approval process prior to submission of project proposals and it's completion is required by ANU for ALL applications to external funders. (Replacing the Authority to Apply and Authority to Accept forms). The RSO can also assist with the  Costing and Pricing Tool.

Upcoming external grants and funding oportunities

GrantProposals open

CBE RSO application submission date

Further information
New continuous submission and assessment ARC Linkages.

open

If you intend to apply please notify CBE Research Services Office (RSO) asap.

LP submissions can be submitted any time throughout the year. The final submission date for each year is December with 2 ARC review dates for Linkage applications during the year.

Further information: Linkage Projects webpage.

Future Fellowships

FT17 closed
FT18 TBA

If you intend to apply please notify CBE Research Services Office (RSO) asap.

Funding Rules released for FT17
Instructions and FAQs
Sample Application Form
Certification Profoma

FT17 ARC closing date 7 Dec 2016.

Discovery Projects (DP18)

on 7 Dec 2016

 by 8 Feb 2017

ARC closing date 1 March 2017

DECRA (DE18) on 16 Jan 2017  by 2 March 2017  ARC closing date 22 March 2017
Discovery Indigenous on 23 Jan 2017  asap ARC closing date 29 March 2017
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF18) on 8 Feb 2017  asap ARC closing date 5 April 2017

Please contact CBE Research Services Office as soon as possible if you are applying for any upcoming external grants or other external funding to enable us to provide the required support for your proposal including the costing, certification and approval by the College. The RSO can also arrange for peer review and editing support for ARC applications. Please link through to the CBE Procedures Tabs and the other External grant resources tabs for further information on the CBE grant application process and support available.

ALL grants and other external funding must have College approval
via the ANU Costing and Pricing Tool
.

Forms and guides:

Costing and Pricing Tool:

Please be aware that the process of working through the tool and obtaining necessary signatures takes time and that you need to notify your School Director and the CBE Research Services Office as early as possible to assist with this. The Costing and Pricing Tool performs three key functions:

  • Provides a budgeting tool to cost research projects, University consultancies and commercial services, taking into account the relevant indirect cost recovery rate.
  • Incorporates an workflow for the approval of such activities.
  • Replaces the Authority to Apply and Authority to Accept forms

Australian Research Council (ARC) funding program:

Please advise the CBE Research Services Office (RSO) as soon as possible if you are planning to submit an application and/or have any queries relating to the ARC application process. Please also note CBE RSO submission dates.

The ARC applications are completed in RMS. Please contact CBE Research Services Office if you have any questions &/or require login access to RMS.

All ARC grants require in addition to the application in RMS:

  • completion of the ANU Costing and Pricing Tool (which has replaced the Authority to Apply and Authority to Accept forms).
  • a Certification Form, issued each round.

The RSO can also arrange for peer review feedback and editing support for ARC applications.

There is also grant preparation support for meeting with external partners if required.

Non-ARC funding programs:

The CBE Research Services Office distributes Funding Opportunities information via email throughout the year when notified of any upcoming funding schemes or on Upcoming Grants.

Before submission of any external grant application or research contract the ANU requires the completion and submission of the ANU Costing and Pricing Tool (replacing the Authority to Apply Form).

Please advise the CBE Research Services Office as soon as possible if you are planning to submit an application or arrange a contract and we can assist also with the Costing and Pricing Tool.

Research Professional

ANU Research Professional is an online database that searches through the internet for research funding opportunities around the world.  It is an excellent tool for academic staff who are interested in tracking new and existing research funding opportunities as it allows academics to create searches, save them, and set up alerts for new funding opportunities based on key words and deadlines.

The ANU has signed up for this system for the use of ANU academics and the program is designed to filter the information back to academic staff who are registered by topic area and with opportunites that are eligibility verified for Australian research.

For further information on the database please review the ANU Research Professional information or contact the CBE Research Services Office.

For assistance contact the ANU Research Professional Help Desk.

ANU external funding information:

Please advise the CBE Research Services Office as soon as possible if you are applying for any ANU funding.

Editing support for external grants applications

Editing support is provided by the College as appropriate for some sections of ARC grant applications. Please contact the CBE Research Services Office if you would like to apply for this option.

Please note: any editing required for a grant application is submitted directly to the editor, in consultation with the applicant, by the CBE Research Services Office.

Funding for external grant preparation

The College recognises that for some research projects, funds are required to prepare for the submission of the research application.  To meet this need, a small amount of funding is available to College academic staff members to assist with travel costs to meet with prospective grant partners.

The intention of this funding is not to undertake the research itself or pilot testing but to enable researchers to better prepare their proposals, for example, to meet with a potential ARC Linkage partner in another city or for a visit to ANU by a prospective collaborating investigator on a funding grant application.

Application submission and any queries regarding the scheme can be made via email to the CBE Research Services Office. Please also refer to the:

Updated:   5 November 2014 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team