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1 Future Fellowship Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences AD Hope Conference Room 17 September 2013

2 2 Future Fellowship Seminar Speakers: Douglas Macnicol, Deputy Manager, CASS Research Office Dr Laurajane Smith, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Simon Avenell, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

3 3 Future Fellowship Seminar Key features Some changes from last round Resources Dates ARC assessment process Grant Writing tips

4 4 Future Fellowship Seminar Eligibility : Candidates should be mid-career researchers with between 5 and 15 years research experience since the award of their PhD, and have been awarded a PhD on or between 1 March 1999 and 1 March Future Fellows are eligible for two DP in addition to the Future Fellowship (FT) – but no DORA.

5 5 Future Fellowship Seminar Success rates: Round % Overall % ANU

6 6 Future Fellowship Seminar Funding: 4 years of salary and project funding A Future Fellowship may be requested at 1 of 3 salary levels Limit on project funding of $50K pa which may be used for infrastructure, equipment, travel and relocation costs directly related to the Future Fellow’s research.

7 7 Future Fellowship Seminar Host Organisations: The Future Fellow must be working at the ANU for a minimum of 24 months. Beyond that, they may conduct their research at other universities and even non-university organisations. They may also be away on fieldwork.

8 8 Future Fellowship Seminar Selection Criteria: 40% - Future Fellowship Candidate 35% - Project Quality 15% - Strategic Alignment 10% - Collaboration / Outreach

9 9 Future Fellowship Seminar Some changes from previous years (budgets): Salary levels have increased The limit on (non-fieldwork) travel is now $100K Publication and dissemination costs may now be included as budget items Web development and hosting may now be included

10 10 Future Fellowship Seminar Some changes from previous years (cont.): The selection criteria make explicit reference to employment status following the Fellowship (4.3.1c) The 12-month limit on time spent at Host Organisations no longer is mixed up with fieldwork Requests not to Assess limited to three unless signed off by DVC Projects must comply with the ARC Open Access Policy

11 11 Future Fellowship Seminar Structure of the ARC form in RMS: Part A: Administrative Summary Part B: Classification and Other Statistical Information Part C: Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence Part D: Description of Project / Program of Research Part E: Project Cost Part F: Budget Justification Part G: Personnel Part H: Host Organisation Part I: Statements on Progress of ARC Funded Projects Part J: Additional Details

12 12 Future Fellowship Seminar Some key sections: Title 100 word summary Keywords and FoR codes Project Description Strategic Statement

13 13 Future Fellowship Seminar ARC assessment process Selection of assessors ARC College Assessments and rejoinder process Feedback

14 14 Future Fellowship Seminar Grant Writing Tips Clear, direct writing - What, why and how? A sales document for a skeptical audience Interrelationships within the form: The idea is to construct one story

15 15 Future Fellowship Seminar Top-ranking applications will: Balance technicality and accessibility Balance ambitious goals and plausibility Present problems or controversies Show how momentum of research calls for funding now Show how Australian work fits internationally

16 16 Future Fellowship Seminar Resources: Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants ARC website, eg ‘Information for Applicants’ Other documents and templates Local Research Office (check timelines) Heads of School, mentors, fellow applicants

17 17 Future Fellowship Seminar College Research Office Coordinators: CAP – Masayo Tada CASS – Douglas Macnicol CBE – Dora Gava CoL – Katy Paterson

18 18 Future Fellowship Seminar College Research Office Websites:

19 19 Future Fellowship Seminar Dates: October 2: proposals open in RMS _______ : budget and peer review deadlines _______ : internal deadlines for requests not to assess _______ : compliance deadlines Late Nov / early Dec: ARC deadline

20 20 Future Fellowship Seminar Dr Laurajane Smith, ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences

21 21 Future Fellowship Seminar Dr Simon Avenell, ARC Future Fellow, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

22 22 Future Fellowship Seminar Questions?


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