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This instrument approves a variation to the Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2006.
Administered by: DEST
Registered 07 Sep 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Sep-2006
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2006
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Australian Research Council Act 2001

 

Section 61

 

 

 

 

Approval of variation to ARC Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2006.

 

 

 

I, JULIE BISHOP, Minister for Education, Science and Training, having satisfied myself of the matters set out in section 59 of the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (the Act), approve in accordance with section 61 of the Act a variation to the ARC Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for Funding commencing in 2006 by deleting Appendix 2 of the ARC Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for Funding commencing in 2006 and substituting the attached Appendix 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated 3 August 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Bishop

Minister for Education, Science and Training

 

 



Initiative being funded

(column1)

 

Eligible Organisations[1]

(column 2)

Applicable Investigator types[2]

(column 3)

    Specific objectives

(column 4)

 

Indicative duration of funding and funding thresholds

(column 5)

Closing Date/ time for applications

(column 6)

Application form requirements and signed copies

(column 7)

Other requirements for submission of applications

(column 8)

Title: Thinking Systems

 

Joint ARC/NHMRC funding initiative addressing the National Research Priority goals for Breakthrough Science and Frontier Technologies.

 

This cross-disciplinary, collaborative and ideally cross-institutional initiative is expected to lead to the generation and application of new knowledge in the development of intelligent machines, robots and information systems.

 

Funding for this initiative may be provided for clinical medicine and dental research and training.

·      Organisations referred to at Appendix 1 of the ARC/NHMRC Thinking Systems Call for Proposals under ARC Special Research Initiatives for Funding commencing in 2006 (the TS call document).

 

·     Chief Investigator

·     Partner Investigator

·     Each proposal must have at least one CI.

·     The first-named CI will be considered the ‘Project Leader’ and must be an employee, or holder of an adjunct appointment or equivalent, at the proponent eligible organisation

·   Support novel, innovative and cross-disciplinary research at some or all of the intersections of neuroscience, genetics, proteomics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science and information technology;

·   Increase understanding of how information is transmitted, received, processed and understood in cognitive systems, including artificial systems; 

Increase understanding of biological hardware, programming, cognition and the operation of thinking systems. 

·    Funds may be awarded for 1 to 5 years, subject to Parliamentary appropriations

·    Total funds of up to $750,000 (GST-exclusive) per year averaged over the life of the project are available for any one project.

·  17:00 AEDT Wednesday 14 December 2005

·   Online application within the ARC’s online application system

·   In addition to the above, a full paper application and one identical copy must be submitted to the address specified in section 8.3.2 of the SRI Funding Rules.

·   The paper copies above must be signed by the CEO or DVC(R) of the Eligible Organisation (EO) administering the project, or equivalent officer, who has the power to make and vary contracts on behalf of the EO.

·   The EO is to obtain and retain signatures of all participants named on the application form.

·   If an applicant is associated with a Commonwealth-funded research Centre the application must be accompanied by a letter signed by the Centre Director which complies with the requirements of Section 3.4.2 of the TS call document.


Title: Anglo-Australian Observatory Fellowship (AAO)

 

ARC contribution to the co-funded Anglo-Australian Observatory Fellowship.

 

The ARC and the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) co-fund a research Fellowship administered by the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO).

 

 

 

·      The Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO)

 

·     Chief Investigator

·     The proposal must have at least one CI.

·     The first-named CI will be considered the ‘Project Leader’ and must be the Director of the AAO.

·   To provide ARC funding to the AAO for the purpose of supporting a Fellowship at the AAO;

·    The Fellowship will be available from 30 August 2006;

·   The Fellow is to undertake research and participate in the operation of the Observatory by performing duties such as supporting visiting astronomers; and

·   The Fellow will have a background in astronomy, astrophysics or a related branch of experimental physics and will conduct her or his own research program at the AAO.

 

·    Funds may be awarded for up to 3 years, subject to Parliamentary appropriations.

·    Total funds of up to $60,000 (GST-exclusive) per year may be provided to the AAO in support of the AAO Fellowship.

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·   An off-line full paper application must be submitted to the address specified in section 8.3.2 of the SRI Funding Rules on the SRI AAO Application Form which is provided with the Call for Proposals.

·   The paper copy must be signed by the Director of the Eligible Organisation (EO) administering the project, or equivalent officer, who has the power to make and vary contracts on behalf of the EO.

·   No more than one AAO Proposal may be submitted under the 2006 SRI Rules.

Title: Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)

 

ARC contribution to the operation of ANZCCART to provide leadership in developing community consensus on ethical, social and scientific issues relating to the use of animals in research and teaching.

 

Funding for this initiative may be provided for clinical medical and dental research and training.

·      The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)

 

·     Chief Investigator

·     The first-named CI will be considered the ‘Project Leader’ and must be the Director of ANZCCART.

To provide ARC funding to ANZCCART to assist it to:

·   promote excellence in the care of animals in research; and

·   promote responsible research use of animals.

 

 

·    Funds may be awarded for 1 to 3 years, subject to Parliamentary appropriations.

·    Total funds of between $30,000 to $65,000 (GST-exclusive) per year may be provided to the project.

·  17:00 AEST Friday 29 September 2006

·   An off-line full paper application must be submitted to the address specified in section 8.3.2 of the SRI Funding Rules on the SRI ANZCCART Application Form which is provided with the Call for Proposals.

·   The paper copy must be signed by the DVC(R) of the Eligible Organisation (EO) administering the project, or equivalent officer, who has the power to make and vary contracts on behalf of the EO.

·   No more than one ANZCCART Proposal may be submitted under the 2006 SRI Rules.

 


Title: ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security

 

ARC funding initiative addressing the National Research Priority of Safeguarding Australia through the funding of an ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security which will:

a.     undertake highly innovative and internationally competitive research that addresses challenging and significant problems and produces outcomes of economic, social and cultural benefit to Australia;

b.     be characterised by significant collaboration involving research resources of universities; and

c.      pursue engagement with, and seek to secure financial contributions from, publicly funded research institutes and government and business entities.

 

The Centre may consist of a number of geographically separated research sites or nodes which are integrated into the research program of the Centre. The Centre must have a prominent identity and physical presence at all nodes, as well as high visibility on the

World Wide Web.

Organisations listed in Appendix 3 of the Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2006.

·     Chief Investigator.

·     Partner Investigator.

·     Each proposal must have at least one CI.

·     The first-named CI on the Proposal will be considered the ‘Project Leader’ and must be an employee, or holder of an adjunct appointment or equivalent, at the proponent Eligible Organisation. This person will be considered the Interim Director of the Centre.

 

Establish an ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security which promotes the objectives specified in Section 2 of the ARC Centres of Excellence Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2005.

 

·    Funds may be awarded for up to 5 years, subject to Parliamentary appropriations.

·    Notwithstanding the above, in the case of exceptional performance by the Centre and subject to the availability of funding, the Minister may extend financial assistance for an additional period of up to five years.

·    Total ARC funds of up to $2,000,000  per year averaged over the life of the project are available for the Centre.

·    The new ARC Centre of Excellence is expected to seek additional financial contributions from a variety of sources such as State Governments, participating institutions, business investors and similar bodies.

17:00 AEDT Friday 27 October 2006

·   Submission of electronic copy of SRI Centre of Excellence application form by email to ncgp@arc.gov.au, marked to the attention of the Executive Director, ARC Centres of Excellence scheme.

·   In addition to the above, a full paper application and one identical copy, which must, as far as possible, identically match the contents of the submitted electronic application form, must be submitted to the address specified in section 8.3.2 of the Special Research Initiatives Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2006.

·   The paper copies above must be signed by the CEO or DVC(R) of the Eligible Organisation (EO) proposing to administer the project, or equivalent officer, who has the power to make and vary contracts on behalf of the EO.

·   The EO submitting the application is to obtain and retain signatures of all participants named on the application form indicating their agreement to participate in the Centre as outlined in the Proposal and providing all necessary consents to allow the ARC to deal with information contained in the application form.

·   Only one application may be submitted by each Eligible Organisation.

 

 



[1] Note: Where the term HEO is used in this column it refers to those organisations listed in Appendix 3.

[2] Refer Appendix 4 for description of investigator types and their associated eligibility criteria.