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Next Generation Technologies Fund - Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet) 2019 call for study proposals (expired)

Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group
This challenge has expired.
Partners: Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group
Tags: HPRnet, Human Performance Research, Australian universities, Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, Australian defence
Audience: Other
Anticipated Funding: $500,000
Applications close: March 15, 2019
Last Updated: March 17, 2019 11:30 PM
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The Challenge

The performance of its people and their ability to adapt and prevail in future operational scenarios is a critical factor in building and sustaining the ADF’s capability edge. The associated priorities for research and development (R&D) are set out in the research questions set out in Annex A. HPRnet was established in 2016 through Army funding to help to address its top Human Performance research requirements and is currently supporting four year studies being conducted by seven universities from across Australia. With the funding for these studies concluding in 2020, this next round funding will support further enhancements to ADF capability and ensure the continuity of HPRnet as a community of researchers focused on delivering Human Performance outcomes for the ADF.

The Partners

Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group

Eligibility Criteria

For applications, please complete the Expressions of Interest (EOI) online form.

The opportunity is only available to Australian Universities who are signatories of the Defence Science Partnering (DSP) Deed.

Funding limit per study is up to a total of $500,000 over a period of up to four years. Budgeting should be undertaken according to costing provisions in the DSP using Research Rate 2. EOI’s should not only demonstrate technical expertise and a scientifically sound approach but should also demonstrate a clear advantage to Defence outcomes and a commitment to true partnership.

Proposals must be submitted via the linked online form by no later than 04:30pm (ACST) on 15 March 2019.

Submissions will be assessed and down selected by an expert panel from DST Group and its military stakeholders. Applications will be assessed against the “NICER” criteria, defined below:

  • Necessary: unlikely to be undertaken without Defence investment
  • Invested: involves meaningful co-investment
  • Connected: evidence of an openness to working with Defence and the broader HPRnet
  • Excellent: involves researchers with an excellent track record of delivering high quality research
  • Relevant: clearly mapped to stated research priorities

Due to the anticipated number of applications, DST will be unable to provide feedback for unsuccessful first round EOIs.

DST will implement a secondary down selection process to identify the strongest applications for progression to formalised agreements. The secondary process will involve the following:

  • 6-8 page expanded proposal and research plan document
  • Site visit/discussions

Terms and conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern the Next Generation Technologies Fund - Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet) 2019 call for study proposals please refer to the website.

How to apply

To submit an application for the Next Generation Technologies Fund - Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet) 2019 call for study proposals please refer to the website.