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Closing Soon: Applications Linkage Projects Scheme 2020 Assessment Round 1

Closing Soon: Applications Linkage Projects Scheme 2020 Assessment Round 1

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Reminder: Applications for the Linkage Projects scheme for funding applied for in 2020 Assessment Round 1 will close at 5:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

The ARC is aware that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting researchers and research organisations across Australia in a variety of ways, including those preparing ARC grant applications. To go some way to relieving pressure for researchers and research offices, the closing date for this Linkage Projects assessment round was extended for all applications by two weeks (previously applications were due 8 April 2020).

Please note, a draft application started during Assessment Round 1 can be submitted in Assessment Round 2 or Round 3 without the need to restart the application. Draft LP20 applications will automatically carry over in the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS) between rounds.

Individual researchers are encouraged to contact their Research Office, if they have any questions or require assistance with ARC grant applications.

All documentation for this grant opportunity is available on GrantConnect. While the grant guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation.

For more information, visit the following pages: 

If you have questions regarding the grant guidelines for this scheme, please email

Important note about automated eligibility management in RMS:

Eligibility checks are performed in RMS at various stages of the application submission process: whilst the form is being filled; on certification by the Administering Organisation; and at time of submission to the ARC. 

Where RMS detects an eligibility issue, an application will not be able to proceed to the next submission stage in RMS.

While an application may pass eligibility checks when initially filled in, subsequent changes to RMS information may affect an individual’s eligibility.

As RMS will prevent applications with detected eligibility issues being submitted to the ARC, please allow adequate time to check and address any eligibility issues encountered at each stage of the application process.

The new eligibility checking functions are not exhaustive and the ARC will undertake eligibility checking after close of submission. It remains the responsibility of the researchers and Research Offices to comply with the grant guidelines.

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