The Australian Army Research Centre is seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2023 Army Research Scheme.
Up to $80,000 is available to undertake research addressing one of ten research questions, offering original content and/or practical recommendations.
At the end of the project, researchers will be required to produce a
- 15,000 – 20,000 word Occasional Paper
- 4,000 – 6,000 word article for publication in the Australian Army Journal
- 800 – 1,200 word blog post for the Land Power Forum
Publication will be facilitated by the Army Research Centre and other publication options will be considered.
Expressions of Interest are due 2:00pm 8 August via AusTender, reference: ARS2023
- What considerations must the Australian Army consider in the event of rapid mobilisation and expansion, including the role of the Reserve workforce and Army’s intersection with industry?
- How can land forces, as part of the Integrated Force, be best employed for littoral operations in the Indo-Pacific?
- What opportunities and liabilities might a structured train, advise and assist capability bring for the generation and sustainment of land power?
- What risks do advances in global alternative power and energy solutions pose for Defence?
- What are the most promising applications of Quantum Technologies in the field of Quantum Sensing, computing and communications?
- How can Army (and the ADF) scale the adoption of remote and autonomous systems (RAS)? What challenges might there be to implementation and how could they be overcome?
- How can the joint land force contribute to operations less than war in an age of constant competition?
- What opportunities exist for the utilisation of land power within the ‘National Defence’ concept as espoused by the 2023 Defence Strategic Review?
- What are the logistics and/or workforce ramifications to Army of increased operations across an enhanced network of northern Australian bases?
- Discuss the implications on the combined arms fighting system with renewed emphasis on long-range fires.