Australian Research Council (ARC)

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

The ARC’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) provides focused research support for excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers, in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. Under the ARC Discovery Program, DECRA provides a salary and up to $50,000 per year in project funding for up to three consecutive years.

DECRA for funding commencing in 2022 (DE22)

Prospective applicants for the upcoming DE22 round should contact the Office of Research Services for further information.

Future Fellowships

Future Fellowships provide four-year fellowships to outstanding mid-career researchers to be recruited and retained by universities in continuing academic positions. Under the ARC Discovery Program, the Future Fellowships scheme provides a salary and up to $60,000 per year in project funds for four consecutive years.

Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2021

Prospective applicants for the upcoming FT21 round should contact the Office of Research Services for further information.

Australian Laureate Fellowships

Open to applications from the highest-quality researchers, Australian Laureate Fellowships support ground-breaking, internationally competitive basic and applied research in Australia. Under the ARC Discovery Program, Australian Laureate Fellowships may provide a salary supplement, in addition to a Level E professorial salary provided by the Administering Organisation; funding for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associates (five years) and two Postgraduate Researchers (four years); and up to $300,000 per annum project funding.

Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2021

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the for the upcoming FL21 round have now closed. Prospective applicants should contact the Office of Research Services for further information.