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 for the Draft 2017 ACGR closed on 11 November 2016. The Department is currently consulting with HEPs on the draft list.

The department is currently accepting late applications to extend schemes whose listing are due to expire at the end of 2016. The due date for late applications is 5pm, Friday 3 February 2017 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
If you wish to lodge a late application for your scheme to extend their listing on the 2017 ACGR, please fill out the:

This form is only to be used to seek an extension of schemes already listed on the ACGR (listings that commenced in 2011 and 2012). 

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

Applications for new ACGR listed schemes

Applications for the Draft 2017 ACGR closed on 11 November 2016. The Department is currently consulting with HEPs on the draft list.

The department is currently accepting late applications for the 2017 ACGR. The due date for late applications is 5pm, Friday 3 February 2017 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

If you wish to lodge a late application for your scheme to be added to the 2017 ACGR, please fill out the:

This form is only to be used for new schemes or for schemes previously listed and expired. Managers who are simply seeking an extension of schemes already listed on the ACGR should fill out application to extend a listing (listings that commenced in 2011 and 2012). 
Please email the form to RBGrants@education.gov.au.

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

Please Note:  2017 Draft ACGR

In line with previous years, the department has circulated the draft 2017 ACGR list to HEPs for review. It is the scheme manager’s responsibility to ensure their ACGR listing is current and correct. If a HEP believes that a scheme is either not listed or incorrectly listed, then it should encourage scheme managers to submit a second round application.

Please note that many schemes listed for the first time in 2011 required an application to extend their listing in 2017. Where an application was not received, the scheme has been listed as expired. If HEPs are receiving income from schemes listed as expired, HEPs may wish to follow up with the scheme manager. It is still acceptable to report category 1 income in your HERDC return from an expiring program as long as it is listed on the ACGR.

2016 ACGR (for funding received in 2015)

A full listing of schemes included on the 2016 ACGR is available.

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.