Australian Competitive Grants Register

The ACGR lists schemes that provide competitive research grants to higher education providers (HEPs). The income HEPs receive from ACGR listed schemes can be reported in Category 1 of the Research Income Return – Return 1 of the Higher Education Research Data Collection. The income HEPs receive from schemes listed on the ACGR is a metric used to inform the allocation of the Australian Government's Research Block Grants (RBG).

Starting from the 2017 ACGR the process for applying to the ACGR has been separated between those who seek to extend an ACGR listed scheme and those seeking to list new schemes on the ACGR.

Applications to extend an ACGR listed scheme

Applications are now being accepted to extend schemes whose listings are due to expire at the end of 2017.

If you wish your listed scheme to be extended on the 2018 ACGR, please fill out the:

2018 Application to Extend Listing Form and read the Explanatory Notes.

Selection criteria for listing are included in the application form.

This form is only to be used to seek an extension of schemes already listed on the ACGR and due to expire (i.e. listings that commenced in 2013). 

Applications to extend a listing will be accepted until 5pm, 15 September 2017 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Please email the form to RBGrants@education.gov.au.

The Department will advise applicants on the outcome of their application as soon as possible. 

Applications for new ACGR listed schemes

Applications for new schemes are now being accepted.

If you wish your listed scheme to be extended on the 2018 ACGR, please fill out the:

2018 Application Form for new schemes and read the Explanatory Notes.

This form is only to be used for new schemes or schemes that had already been listed expired prior to 2017. Managers who are simply seeking an extension of schemes already listed on the ACGR should fill out application to extend a listing (i.e. listings for that commenced in 2013). 

Applications to extend a listing will be accepted until 5pm, 15 September 2017 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Please email the form to RBGrants@education.gov.au.

HEPs will be provided with a draft list of schemes prior to the finalisation of the ACGR after applications for new schemes close. This will allow HEPs to identify schemes which may have been omitted and encourage relevant scheme managers to apply before the 2018 ACGR is finalised.

The department will advise applicants on the outcome of their application as soon as possible

2017 ACGR (for funding received in 2016)

A full listing of schemes included on the 2017 ACGR is available.

Notes

All schemes are notionally listed on the ACGR for 5 years unless otherwise stated. However, schemes that terminate earlier and no longer disburse funding will be removed as appropriate. Scheme managers must ensure that at all times the respective schemes continue to comply with all ACGR selection criteria.

Contact

For more information regarding the eligibility of a funding scheme for listing on the ACGR, email: RBGrants@education.gov.au with "ACGR" as the subject line.