Army Research Scheme

The Australian Army’s Strategic Plans Branch is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation.

1 Oct 15 - Round Two applications are being finalised and an annoucement is expected soon. Consideration of Round Three applications will begin in March 2015 with contract commencement from 1 July 2015.

Areas of interest are wide ranging and include operational, technological, social, cultural and organisational topics. Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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.

Applications for FY 2014-2015 are now open and will be assessed on a continuous basis until funds are exhausted. The application package consists of:

Submissions and general enquiries can be sent to

Contracts for FY 2013-2014 have now been awarded and can be viewed here (pdf).