Key dates for ARC Linkage Projects 2022

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 31 March 2022
  • Applications open in Research Management System (RMS): 31 March 2022
  • UQ R&I Information session: To be advised
  • Applications close in RMS: 13 December 2022 (final ARC deadline)

ARC Assessment Round 1 - Applications due to UQ R&I: 4 July 2022

  • Request Not to Assess forms due in RMS: 15 July 2022
  • Rejoinders: 21 September 2022 to 5 October 2022
  • Anticipated announcement: February 2023

ARC Assessment Round 2 - Applications due to UQ R&I: 14 November 2022

  • Request Not to Assess forms due in RMS: 28 November 2022
  • Rejoinders: 1 March 2023 to 15 March 2023
  • Anticipated announcement: June 2023

ARC Assessment Round 3 - Not Applicable


The Linkage Projects scheme opened for continuous submission and assessment of applications on 1 July 2016. In 2020, the ARC introduced three assessment rounds, closing in April, August, and December, and this structure continued in 2021. However, due to the scheme opening late in 2022, there are only two assessment rounds this year, and submissions remain continuous throughout the round. UQ R&I encourages and supports applications continuously from now to the closing date of the scheme.

The Linkage Projects scheme supports collaborative research and development between higher education researchers and partner organisations including industry, to further national innovation and acquisition of new knowledge.

The scheme provides project funding of between $50,000 and $300,000 per year for 2 to 5 years, and must include at least one Partner Organisation and satisfy the Australian Research Council's (ARC) contribution requirements.

The LP22 continuous round closes with the ARC on 13 December 2022.

How to apply

Step 1. RMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile in RMS ‘Person Profile’. If any team members are new to RMS and need a login/password, start early.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key ARC and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

  • Log into RMS and complete the application. As the online system manages many of the compliance and eligibility requirements of the application, we recommend applicants draft their application online rather than offline (e.g. in a Word or PDF document). Our office will only carry out internal review of applications entered into and validated by RMS.

Step 3. UQ R&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and validated, generate a whole-of-application PDF for your records, and select 'Submit to Research Office' in RMS to submit the application.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed UQ LP22 Application Coversheet and UQ Pending and Newly Funded ARC Grants form to UQ R&I at
  • If lodging a Request Not to Assess, email your completed form to UQ R&I by the deadline noted above.
  • Internal review will be carried out by UQ R&I, and feedback on eligibility and compliance, and granstmanship, will be provided.

Step 4. Final submission

  • On receipt of all required Certification forms, and a finalised, eligible application, UQ R&I will submit the application to the ARC.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


Before applying, please review the full suite of documents available from GrantConnect, using Grant Opportunity ID GO5578 (for 'Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2022'). 

National Manufacturing Priorities

Under the Modern Manufacturing Strategy road maps 6 key areas of focus were developed with industry to set out plans for industry and government to strengthen Australia’s manufacturing capability



Additional Resources

Rejoinders and rebuttal

In the ARC assessment and rejoinder process, comments from external assessors will be made available to applicants, and applicants are given the opportunity to submit a response. More information on this process is provided by the ARC.