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Army Research Scheme 2019 Submissions
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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: How will Australia’s land forces conduct future joint land combat to win wars?
Question 2: What is the best use of land forces to promote Australian regional and global interests?
Question 3: How will social, cultural, demographic and/or economic change affect the Australian Army and its ability to defend the nation?
Question 4: How can Army build its intellectual capital and develop its culture to be best positioned for an ambiguous future?
Question 5: What are the limitations and opportunities of human machine teaming for land combat in 2030?
Question 6: If political warfare arises from the nature of the State and its conception of war, what are the future implications for Australia?
Applications for FY 2019-20 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).
All proposals WILL need Defence 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).
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. 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 proposal must not be more than $80,000 (GST-incl).