Image: Milpirri, Kurdiji, 2016, Lajamanu Community and Tracks Dance Company, by Peter Eve
Long-term relationships with a remote Aboriginal community formed the cornerstone of a successful ARC bid
Long lasting community-based projects can make good candidates for Linkage Projects grants
Working with Indigenous communities requires strong pre-existing relationships
Build in plenty of travel time for community consultation about the research
Spend time refining the proposal to make sure the outcomes meet the goals of both project partners and the community
For Australian university researchers seeking to establish partnerships outside of academia, Linkage Projects grants from the Australian Research Council are often the first port of call. The 2020 round is open with the deadline being 17 December.
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