The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

This dynamic Program will:

  • fund research hubs and training centres;
  • support Higher Degree by Research students and postdoctoral researchers in gaining real-world practical skills and experience through placement in industry.

To achieve this, the Program will fund the following schemes:

Current Round

Applications for the Industrial Transformation Research Program 2022 have now closed in RMS. Documentation relevant to the ITRP22 schemes is still available via GrantConnect:

Priorities for Industrial Transformation Research Program

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round. New priority areas have been identified for the ITRP round commencing in 2022.

The priorities for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2022 and Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2022 are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Defence
  • Food, Beverage and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Resource Technology and Services, Critical Minerals Processing
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • Recycling and Clean Energy
  • Space

These priority areas reflect the Australian Government’s commitment to developing critical industry sectors and to support collaboration between universities and industry.