Pitching Linkage Program
2 Feb 11:00 am - 2 Feb 12:30 pm

virtual - details TBC

We are holding a three-week program that will connect you with colleagues and industry mentors as you work together to design an ARC Linkage and/or NHMRC Development worthy application.

This program will instruct you on application requirements such as intellectual property, budgets, academia and industry collaboration, government body requirements throughout the lifecycle of the grant.

The program will start with a 90-minute virtual seminar introducing Linkage and Development Grants. Interested participants can then work as a group, or singularly with specifically chosen academic and industry over three weeks to develop their pitch. Participants will submit a recorded version of their pitch by the 26th February 2021. There will be a $1,000 prize for the judge’s choice winner and $800 for the people’s choice award. Judges will provide feedback to participants.

Interested CBNS members can familiarise themselves with the below and reach out to CBNS CI’s who have had success in similar areas.


  • 2 February: Introduction to government-funded academia and industry research collaborations
    • virtual seminar
    • open to all CBNS members
    • registration details to be available shortly
  • 7 to 26 February: Pitches are developed and video presentations recorded
  • 26 February: Recorded pitches due
  • 1 to 5 March: Formal judging
  • 8 to 9 March: Annual Research Workshop delegates view pitches and vote
  • 10 March: Winners announced

Please contact Samantha if you have further questions.