ARC Linkage Project (LP) grants

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects are collaborative projects between universities and industry partners. You will need a great idea and a strong partnership to succeed.


The ARC will provide $50,000 to $300,000 per annum for two to five years.

Partner contributions (combined cash + in-kind) must match the total amount sought from the Commonwealth.

The combined industry partner cash contributions must be at least 25% of the total amount sought from the Commonwealth.

These types of Partner Organisations are exempt from the Cash Contribution requirements:

  • Exempt Community Organisation;
  • Exempt Herbarium;
  • Exempt Museum;
  • Exempt Non-Profit Organisation;
  • Exempt Registered Charity; and
  • Exempt Start-up.

For further information, please visit the RMIT Linkage page.

Key dates


Draft applications reviewed by DSC research office

16 September 2015

Full application due to DSC

Early October 2015

ARC opens Research Management System (RMS) for applications. Put your application into the system.

1 October 2015

Revised applications submitted (via RMS) to DSC


Request not to assess due at R&I

29 October 2015 

Linkage applications submitted (via RMS) to R&I with signed coversheets and certifications.

12 November 2015

Linkage applications due at ARC.

Late Feb 2016 (TBC)

Assessments released by ARC. You write your rejoinder.

June 2016 (TBC)

Announcement of results by the ARC.

1 July 2016

ARC Linkage Project funding starts.



If you would like more information on the LP grant scheme or are interested in applying for this fund, please contact the DSC Grants team