ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship Scheme information for University of Newcastle Researchers

Australian Laureate Fellowships

For funding commencing in 2013

Please note: Australian Laureate Fellowships applications for funding commencing in 2014 are expected to open in late November 2013 and close on the 31st of January 2014. Please check back to this page or subscribe to the Research Office ARC mailing list to receive up to date information.  

The Australian Laureate Fellowships Scheme reflects the Commonwealth's commitment to supporting excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, as well as creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.

Open to applications from outstanding researchers of international repute, the Australian Laureate Fellowships Scheme encourages proposals involving Australian and International researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with Project Funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.

For funding commencing in 2013, up to 17 Australian Laureate Fellowships may be awarded, with up to two of these fellowships allocated to exceptional female researchers who will also undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research. Preference will be given to researchers who will play a significant, sustained leadership and mentoring role in building Australia's internationally competitive research capacity.

For further information, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowship page on the ARC website.

Key Dates

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme for funding commencing in 2013 is now closed.

Past dates are listed below for your information. Please subscribe to the ARC mailing list to receive up to date information on ARC funding opportunities.

ARC opens Monday 10 December 2012
Draft Applications Due Monday 14 January 2013
(email PDF to Shai Pritchard)
Final Application Due Tuesday 22 January 2013
ARC closes Thursday 31 January 2013


ARC website

Further Information

For further information regarding the Australian Laureate Fellowships Scheme, please contact Elianne Renaud via email or phone on (02) 492 17308.

Important notes regarding lodgement of ARC applications

  1. In RMS, save each Part of the Proposal one final time
  2. Ensure all components of the Proposal are complete and valid
  3. Full Eligibility and Compliance Review: email the relevant Research Office contact ( when application is ready to review
  4. Internal Closing Date: to submit to the Research Office click on 'Submit Proposal to Research Office' located at the bottom of the Proposal Summary Page
  5. Submit the Written Evidence to the Research Office as detailed above in the Documents section.

RMS Access

As of 2013 the ARC's GAMS system will no longer be available. All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted in RMS.

Access to RMS is via the ARC website

You can also download the UoN help document 'How to set up a RMS Account and create a Partner Organisation' (DOC 38 KB).

Should you require further assistance using RMS please contact Neroli Finlay via email or phone on (02) 492 15353.

ARC Reporting

If you have a current ARC grant with outstanding reports, this could affect your eligibility for this scheme. Please see the University of Newcastle ARC Reporting page.

Tools for Completing Your Application

Confidentiality and IP

Please note: In past rounds, the ARC warranted confidentiality. The Funding Rules now state "the ARC gives no undertaking to keep confidential any information provided in the Proposal except where required by law."

Due to this change we recommend that if submitting a research project with potential IP which could be patented/exploited or involves an Industry Partner which requires confidentiality, applicants should insert the following sentence at the start of the Project Description within their application:

"The following project is disclosed to the ARC in confidence for the purpose only of applying for ARC Funding."

Useful Information for preparing your applications

Australian Taxation Office Allowances