Presentation on theme: "Professor Alan Johnson Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology"— Presentation transcript:
Professor Alan Johnson Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Major ARC Programs - Discovery Programs (DP) APF, ARF/QEII, APD, Indigenous RD Federation Fellowships (FF) Linkage Programs (LP) International, LIF, APDI, APAI Linkage-Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Centres of Excellence (CoE) and National CoE Research Networks
C o E CENTRES NETWORKS TEAMS (Linkage – Discovery) INDIVIDUALS (ECR – Discovery) Focus Capability
Discovery Projects Key Strategic Objective: develop and maintain a broad foundation of high-quality world-class research across a wide range of disciplines Roles: CI, PI, APF (>8 years), ARF/QEII (3<8), APD (<3), ECR (<5) Selection Criteria: Investigators % Project sig and innov--- 30% Project approach % Project nat benefit % Funding: Up to $500,000 p.a for up to 5 years
Federation Fellowships (for 2003) Eligibility criteria: Applicants will be distinguished researchers who are at the forefront of international research and who are either:- ● Australian-based Australian researchers of the highest international standing, ● expatriate Australian researchers of high international standing, or ● extremely high profile non-Australian researchers (up to 5 per year)
Linkage Projects Key Strategic Objective: Encourage and extend coop approaches to research by strengthening links within Australia’s innovation system and within innovation systems internationally Roles: CI, LIF, PI, APDI (< 3 years), APAI Selection Criteria: Invest Track Record --20% Proj sig and innov % Proj appr and trg % Proj national benefit -- 10% Ind Partner commit % Funding: Up to $500,000 p.a. for up to 5 years
Linkage ― Infrastructure Aims to encourage institutions to collaborate to develop infrastructure support large-scale cooperative initiatives for sharing expensive facilities support areas of research strength and researchers in recognised areas of research potential Applications request > $100,000. ARC contributes at most 75% of the direct cost of purchasing equipment or establishing facility.
ARC Centres of Excellence CoE selection round announced in Dec 2002 Biotechnology & Development Quantum computer technology Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics & Photonics Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems Autonomous Systems Mathematical & Statistical Modelling for Complex Systems Integrative Legume Research Quantum-Atom Optics Plus: ACPFG, NICTA, NSSC
ARC Centres of Excellence ARC discussing co-funded Centres of Excellence with potential partners ARC forward planning indicates a selection round for Centres of Excellence for funding to commence 1 July 2005 ARC Research Networks, a new program with selection for funding to commence 1 July 2004.
ARC Research Networks - Objectives Build focus and scale Encourage inter-disciplinary approaches Facilitate collaboration Support highly innovative research Embrace risky research Address the “hard” challenges The ARC intends that Networks will operate successfully across institutional and administrative boundaries ARC encourages engagement of NHMRC, CSIRO, ANSTO, AIMS, DSTO, GA, Antarctic Division, Australia Council, Rural research boards, State instrumentalities, private sector researchers, etc etc