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									RESEARCH SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY 2009-10 GENERAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS APPLICATION FORM
DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET
RESEARCH SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

Information  This application form must be read in conjunction with the accompanying guidelines and completed in accordance with the instructions laid out in this form and in the guidelines.  Applications must be submitted electronically to nsst@pmc.gov.au using this form by 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday 2 October 2009.  Applications submitted after this date, not in the correct format or otherwise not meeting minimum eligibility criteria will not be accepted. Using the form  Text can only be entered into the shaded areas of this form.  Word limits apply to a number of the required responses.  If necessary, pictures or diagrams can be added at the end of the document and referenced in responses.  Please ensure you have completed the declaration on page 20 prior to submission. Further information Should you require further information regarding the funding or the application and assessment process once you have read the guidelines, please contact the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet via nsst@pmc.gov.au or on 02 6271 5906.

1. Organisation details If the application involves a partnership or other collaborative arrangement, please provide details for the lead organisation. Organisation Name ABN Organisation Type Commonwealth Government department or agency State or Territory Government department or agency University or other academic organisation Private sector organisation Other:

Postal Address

Physical Address

Contact Person

Name Job Title Phone Email

2.

Proposed project information

Project title Research Requirement Specific Research Priority - 1 Stand-off Detection of Explosives Specific Research Priority - 2 Enhanced Cyber Security Specific Research Priority - 3 Improving Command and Control Emerging Threat Research Priority - 4 National Security Implications of Climate Change, Resources and Energy Emerging Threat Research Priority - 5 National Security Implications of Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Project Start Date Project Completion Date

Project timeframe

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Assessment Criteria

Criterion 1 – Research Requirement How will the project and its key outcomes address the identified Research Requirements? Maximum 200 Words

Criterion 2 – User support Indicate which potential users of the research have been consulted and their level of confirmed support, including committed financial or in-kind contributions to the project. Maximum 100 Words

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Criterion 3 – Potential benefit to Australia How would the project benefit user agencies and improve their capabilities? Include an estimated time-frame for development of the end-product of the project to a state where it would be ready and able to be adopted by user agencies. Maximum 150 Words

Will the project increase linkages and collaboration in the local research and user communities? Maximum 100 Words

Will the end-product of the project be suitable for export or commercial exploitation? Maximum 100 Words

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Does the project involve any overseas or non-Australian interests? Maximum 100 Words

Identify whether the intellectual property developed or utilised through this project (if any) is new, encumbered or licensed. Where technology is licensed, detail the impact on the project and longer term impact on the end users (include cost implications etc). Maximum 100 Words

Criterion 4 – Past research performance What is your capability and technical capacity for managing research projects and achieving outcomes? Maximum 100 Words

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Criterion 5 – Project Design and Methodology In this section you are required to provide a project plan including specific milestones. A milestone is the completion of a significant phase of the project and may comprise one or more activities. Each activity can be expected to result in one or more outputs. Measurable indicators for each of the outputs need to be provided to enable their achievement to be readily gauged. A project does not have to contain a set number of milestones. Milestone One Start Date End Date Aims 200 words Include details of specific outcome(s) to be achieved as a result of the activities being undertaken for the milestone.

Activities 200 words This section should include a detailed description of the activities being undertaken.

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Outputs 200 words This section should include details of outputs produced from the activities being undertaken. For example ‘the analysis of XYZ and understanding of research results’ or ‘Research report or user manual’. Include a statement of how each activity contributes to milestone outcomes.

Performance Indicators 200 words Performance indicators are required to be measurable and should be linked to the project outcomes. For example ‘Research activities completed on time and in budget’, ‘Report prepared on time and within budget’ or ‘Project addressed the requirement’.

Personnel involved

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Milestone Two Start Date End Date Aims 200 words Include details of specific outcome(s) to be achieved as a result of the activities being undertaken for the milestone.

Activities 200 words This section should include a detailed description of the activities being undertaken.

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Outputs 200 words This section should include details of outputs produced from the activities being undertaken. For example ‘the analysis of XYZ and understanding of research results’ or ‘Research report or user manual’. Include a statement of how each activity contributes to milestone outcomes.

Performance Indicators 200 words Performance indicators are required to be measurable and should be linked to the project outcomes. For example ‘Research activities completed on time and in budget’, ‘Report prepared on time and within budget’ or ‘Project addressed the requirement’.

Personnel involved

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Milestone Three Start Date End Date Aims 200 words Include details of specific outcome(s) to be achieved as a result of the activities being undertaken for the milestone.

Activities 200 words This section should include a detailed description of the activities being undertaken.

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Outputs 200 words This section should include details of outputs produced from the activities being undertaken. For example ‘the analysis of XYZ and understanding of research results’ or ‘Research report or user manual’. Include a statement of how each activity contributes to milestone outcomes.

Performance Indicators 200 words Performance indicators are required to be measurable and should be linked to the project outcomes. For example ‘Research activities completed on time and in budget’, ‘Report prepared on time and within budget’ or ‘Project addressed the requirement’.

Personnel involved

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Milestone Four Start Date End Date Aims 200 words Include details of specific outcome(s) to be achieved as a result of the activities being undertaken for the milestone.

Activities 200 words This section should include a detailed description of the activities being undertaken.

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Outputs 200 words This section should include details of outputs produced from the activities being undertaken. For example ‘the analysis of XYZ and understanding of research results’ or ‘Research report or user manual’. Include a statement of how each activity contributes to milestone outcomes.

Performance Indicators 200 words Performance indicators are required to be measurable and should be linked to the project outcomes. For example ‘Research activities completed on time and in budget’, ‘Report prepared on time and within budget’ or ‘Project addressed the requirement’.

Personnel involved

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Milestone Five Start Date End Date Aims 200 words Include details of specific outcome(s) to be achieved as a result of the activities being undertaken for the milestone.

Activities 200 words This section should include a detailed description of the activities being undertaken.

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Outputs 200 words This section should include details of outputs produced from the activities being undertaken. For example ‘the analysis of XYZ and understanding of research results’ or ‘Research report or user manual’. Include a statement of how each activity contributes to milestone outcomes.

Performance Indicators 200 words Performance indicators are required to be measurable and should be linked to the project outcomes. For example ‘Research activities completed on time and in budget’, ‘Report prepared on time and within budget’ or ‘Project addressed the requirement’.

Personnel involved

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Criterion 6 – Proposed Budget In this section you are required to provide a summary of Eligible Project Costs for each Milestone and an overall Project budget. All items should be expressed inclusive of GST. Section 6.1 –Eligible Project Costs by Milestone Milestone 1 Area R&D Costs e.g. materials, kits, equipment, prototype development Salaries and on-costs e.g. Chief Investigator @ 0.2 FTE for 12 months Training e.g. Training on equipment Details Amount

Consumables e.g. chemicals, disposable lab equipment etc Travel e.g. Interstate travel (economy fare) plus 2 days allowance ($200 per day) Other

Total Milestone 2 Area R&D Costs e.g. materials, kits, equipment, prototype development Salaries and on-costs e.g. Chief Investigator @ 0.2 FTE for 12 months Training e.g. Training on equipment Details

$0.00

Amount

Consumables e.g. chemicals, disposable lab equipment etc Travel e.g. Interstate travel (economy fare) plus 2
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days allowance ($200 per day) Other

Total Milestone 3 Area R&D Costs e.g. materials, kits, equipment, prototype development Salaries and on-costs e.g. Chief Investigator @ 0.2 FTE for 12 months Training e.g. Training on equipment Details

$0.00

Amount

Consumables e.g. chemicals, disposable lab equipment etc Travel e.g. Interstate travel (economy fare) plus 2 days allowance ($200 per day) Other

Total Milestone 4 Area R&D Costs e.g. materials, kits, equipment, prototype development Salaries and on-costs e.g. Chief Investigator @ 0.2 FTE for 12 months Training e.g. Training on equipment Details

$0.00

Amount

Consumables e.g. chemicals, disposable lab equipment etc Travel
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e.g. Interstate travel (economy fare) plus 2 days allowance ($200 per day) Other

Total Milestone 5 Area R&D Costs e.g. materials, kits, equipment, prototype development Salaries and on-costs e.g. Chief Investigator @ 0.2 FTE for 12 months Training e.g. Training on equipment Details

$0.00

Amount

Consumables e.g. chemicals, disposable lab equipment etc Travel e.g. Interstate travel (economy fare) plus 2 days allowance ($200 per day) Other

Total Section 6.2 – Total Eligible Project Costs

$0.00

Milestone Milestone 1 Milestone 2 Milestone 3 Milestone 4 Milestone 5 Total Eligible Project Costs

Total Eligible Project Costs
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Section 6.3 – Other Contributions

Organisation and ABN

Role in project

Cash In-kind contribution contribution

Total Other Contributions

$0.00

$0.00

Section 6.3 – Total Project Funding and Support

Source Commonwealth Funding applied for Your Contribution Other Contributions Total Cash and In-Kind Contributions Total Support

Cash In-kind contribution contribution NA

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$0.00 $0.00

Please ensure the Total Support figure equals the Total Eligible Project Costs figure on the previous page

Commonwealth Funding as a percentage of total Project support
Please note that Commonwealth funding may not exceed 50% of total Project support

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Declaration by applicant I, , on behalf of , make the following declaration:

Accuracy of application To the best of my knowledge, the information included in this application is accurate, correct and complete. I understand that if a proposal is incomplete or contains information that is misleading, it will be excluded from any further consideration for funding. I understand that the provision of false or misleading information to the Commonwealth is an offence under Commonwealth criminal law. This application has not been made with any improper assistance from of employees, exemployees, and/or contractors or ex-contractors of the Commonwealth, nor has it been compiled utilising information unlawfully obtained from the Commonwealth. All responses in this application have been made in English and do not exceed the maximum word lengths. All financial values included in the application are in Australian dollars and inclusive of any applicable GST. The total funding requested from the Commonwealth in this application does not represent more than 50% of the Eligible Project Costs. The project proposed in the application addresses one or more of the Research Requirements or the Specific Project plans set out on page 2 of this document. Acknowledgements In completing this application, there has been no reliance on any representation, letter, document or arrangement, whether oral or in writing, or other conduct which adds to or amends the conditions set out in the accompanying guidelines. In completing this application, there has been no reliance on any warranty or representation made by or on behalf of the Commonwealth, except such as are expressly provided for in the accompanying guidelines. This application relies entirely on individual enquiries and inspection, including an examination of all further information relevant to the risks, contingencies, and other circumstances having an effect on the application and which are obtainable by the making of reasonable enquiries. The Commonwealth shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred in complying with the requirements of an application and negotiating any subsequent funding agreement Neither the accompanying guideline nor this application gives rise to a formal written contract. Publicity I, and the organisation I represent, undertake not to publish any information concerning this application in any media, nor to respond to a request to publish information concerning this application in any media, without the prior written consent of the Commonwealth.

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Understanding of accompanying guidelines This application has been completed following an examination of the Project and Application Guidelines, all documents referred to in these guidelines, and any other information made available in writing by the Commonwealth to the applicant. I have read and understood the sections of the guidelines dealing with the eligibility of project activities and costs, organisations and applications. I have read and understood the section of the guidelines dealing with Intellectual Property. I have read and understood the possible security and personnel requirements which may be imposed on funding recipients. I have read and understood how the Commonwealth will use the application information. I have read and understood how this application will be assessed, including the possible checks the Commonwealth may carry out as part of the assessment process. This declaration is made on the following date:

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