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Army Research Scheme 2020-21
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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 might future conflict look like and how should Army, as part of the Joint and
Integrated Force, prepare for that environment?
Question 2. In what ways can Army, as part of the Joint and Integrated Force, promote Australian
defence interests in concert with other instruments of national power (diplomatic,
informational and economic)?
Question 3. How will social, economic and environmental changes affect the Australian Army
and its relationship with Australian society?
Question 4. How can Army build its intellectual capital and develop its culture to optimise its
future force posture and design?
Question 5. How can new or emerging technologies be employed by Army to provide future
Question 6. How will information warfare affect future conflict and what are the implications for
Question 7. How can Army contribute to the development of a resilient national industrial and
technological support base?
Applications for FY 2020-21 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).
Note that proposals requesting funding above this limit will not be considered.
All questions regarding this request for proposal are to be submitted via email to the Contact Person at email@example.com
To be eligible to apply for the Army Research Scheme, applicants must meet ONE or more 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 proposal must be detailed using the application form provided and must specify the required deliverable(s) which will result from the research proposal.
The value of the research proposal must not exceed $80,000 (GST-incl).