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Investment Form


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15 word limit

Total $ cash budget

Plain language summary of project aim, actions and outcomes [150 words]


1 (a) Project Parties

Project Parties are participants party to the Project Agreement, contributing cash and/or in-kind to the project. Typically, parties to the Project Agreement receive some cash funding and/or are significantly involved in developing Project IP through contributing to research design, operationalisation, analysis and dissemination.


1 (b) Project Parties / Other Parties

Other Parties are participants engaged via MOUs/Third Party Agreements to provide in-kind contributions (mostly end-users). The parties typically assist with recruitment and/or dissemination of findings and not in the development of Project IP.


2 (a) Proposed Strategy

2 (b) Environmental Scan

3. Project Milestones and Deliverables

At minimum, there should be a Project milestone for every three months of the project. These need to be detailed enough for the Research Office to monitor progress project reporting.

Deliverables should also include ethical clearance by all organisations as an early milestone.

If there are MOUs include signature of all MOUs as a preliminary milestone for the research project leader.

Note: CRC Program-related Milestones to be entered by Program Directors.


4. Background IP


5 (a) Input from end-users in the autistic and autism communities

5 (b) End-user engagement and where applicable the co-production plan


6. Team Management Plan

7. Marketing and Communication Plan

8. Utilisation Opportunities


9. Analysis of Project Risk
All project parties must be engaged in discussion of mitigation of risk. The following rubric for High, Medium and Low applies:

Level of impact:
  • High = >15% of budget or schedule or reputational risk to Participants or Autism CRC
  • Medium = 5-15% of budget or schedule
  • Low = < 5% budget or schedule

  • Likelihood
  • High = Likely during the project term (>30%)
  • Medium = Possible during the project term (10-30%)
  • Low = unlikely during the project term (<10%)

  • Describe any risks associated with the achievement of project outcomes, project milestones, project outputs and deliverables, methodology and teamwork and how they are to be mitigated.


    10. Technology Development

    Only complete this section if your project involves the development of technology as an output/deliverable (eg website, prototype, mobile technology, App etc) or write NA.

    If your project involves development of technology and you complete this section you will need to provide TWO quotes for the technology development component. At least one quote must be from a provider independent of your organisation/s.

    A Technology Development Plan and quotes are to be appended to this application. This proposal, plan and quotes will be reviewed by independent ICT reviewers.


    11 (a) Project Cash Budget

    Enter b/w 0 - 1 (Maximum 4 decimal places)

    Enter b/w 0 - 1 (Maximum 4 decimal places)

    Enter b/w 0 - 1 (Maximum 4 decimal places)

    11 (b) Project cash contributions by Parties other than Autism CRC


    12 (a) Project Staff FTE In-Kind Contributions

    FTE in percentage(1 FTE = 100)

    Enter calculated Decimal for months(ex: 1.5 for 18 months)

    12 (b) CRC Postdoctoral Fellows or Scholars (if they are involved)

    12 (c) Non-Staff In-Kind Contributions (for use of equipment, laboratories, etc)

    This section is intended to capture extraordinary in-kind expenses not already factored into 12.1 (eg. laboratory space, specialist equipment hire, infrastructure access costs, specialist internal equipment charges etc.).

    In accordance with the EPA, access to large capital items must be valued proportionally to the usage by the CRC and based on the running costs and depreciation of the capital item, as agreed between the contributing Participant and the Board. See Attachment C for Guidelines for In-kind contributions.