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Army Research Scheme 2018 Submissions

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Department of Defence - DSRG
92111700 - Military science and research
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11-Sep-2018 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
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Request for Proposal

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The Australian Army Research Centre is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation. The research outcomes sought are either articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) or stand alone papers (10,000 to 20,000 words). Army will facilitate publication of research in the first instance in either the Australian Army Journal or the Army Research Papers Series. Topical areas of current research interest to Army include:


Question 1: What is Australian industry’s capacity to support mobilisation for major war?

Question 2: How will Australia’s land forces conduct Joint Land Combat to win wars? 

Question 3: What are the future strategic partnership options for Australia? 

Question 4: Can a middle power have an offset strategy?

Question 5: How can the joint land force contribute to operations less than war in an age of constant competition?


Applications for FY 2018-19 are now open. The application package consists of:

• General Conditions

• Draft Contract

• Application Form (MS Word)


The upper limit for funding individual proposals through the Army Research Scheme is $80,000 (GST-Incl).

Other Instructions:

All proposals will need ethics approval, that will require submission to the Defence Research People - Low Risk Ethics Panel at a minimum.  For engagement beyond interviews, submission to Department’s of Defence and Veterans' Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC) may be needed. Appropriate time should be factored in proposals for ethics approval (approx one to three months).

Conditions for Participation:

To be eligible to apply for the Army Research Scheme, applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria:


a. have current or prior service in a military organisation

b. have an affiliation with an academic institution or think tank

c. be a registered business or institution that specialises in rigorous academic research or strategic consultancy.


The Army Research Scheme will only fund research whose deliverables are conceptual in nature. For example, proposals that seek to develop a new or enhanced technology will not be funded – only the conceptual application of such technologies will be considered.

Timeframe for Delivery:

12 months

Address for Lodgement:

Tender responses are to be submitted electronically via the AusTender website using the 'Lodgement Page' link on this tender notification.

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