The ARC Linkage Projects Scheme provides funding for research collaborations between university researchers and industry, not-for-profits, government, and community organisations. This scheme does not cover medical and dental research.
Projects may be of two to three years’ duration, and funding of between $50,000 and $300,000 per year may be applied for.
Partners are usually required to make an in-kind and a cash contribution to the project which, combined, at least matches the funding sought from the ARC. Partners must also participate actively on aspects of the project.
Applications usually close in November of each year, with funding made available from the start of the following financial year.