The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year in November, April and August. If the RACs, IPAs and Subprograms do not have any priorities they wish to address, a call for applications may NOT occur.
The FRDC will evaluate applications based on two levels of assessment:
This call for applications is a priority for the Indigenous Reference Group regarding data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders fisheries resource use.
Expressions of interest for this priority should be completed by 15 February 2018 and finalised on FishNet.
A summary of the process is as follows:
The SECOND CALL for applications may be developed in April, as required, following the RAC, subprogram and IPA meetings.
The THIRD CALL for applications may be developed in August, as required, following the RAC, subprogram and IPA meetings.
If in doubt, check with the FRDC's project managers - see Advisory Group page.
All applications are evaluated against the same criteria as outlined in the Application evaluation procedure.
The FRDC’s main funding mechanism is the (Annual) Competitive Round that comprises the three calls outlined above.
Below provides an indicative overview of the application process for this form of competitive funding.
There are a number steps to initiating your application and getting assessed.
It is important that once you have completed your EOI you must finalise it on FishNet so that FRDC receives notification that the application is submitted. Failure to do so may mean that your application is not submitted and therefore not considered.
If you have any questions or problems with Fishnet, please contact the FRDC by phone (02) 6285 0400 or email email@example.com.