Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2014
ARC DECRA presentation - presented by Natasha Whyte and Professor Lisa Adkins on 1 February 2013. Download a copy of the Research Office presentation (PDF).
Download a copy of Lisa Adkins' presentation (PDF).
The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. Researchers who have been awarded a PhD within five years or, awarded a PhD within eight years and commensurate with a period of significant career interruption may be eligible to apply.
- Draft applications due to Research Office - 10am 26 February 2013
- Strategic Statement due to Research Office - 4 March 2013 (sent from PVC’s Office as approved for signature)
- Final applications due to Research Office* - 9am 18 March 2013
- Written Evidence/Certification Proforma - 18 March 2013
- ARC deadline - 5pm 27 March 2013
* Please note applications received after the Research Office final application due date will not be eligible for a University of Newcastle Near Miss grant.
- Instructions to Applicants
- Funding Rules
- Draft Funding Agreement
- Medical & Dental Research: Definition
- Request not to access
- Classification Codes
- Application Checklist
- Sample application form
- Written Evidence/Certification Proforma (DOC)
Strategic Statements Faculty Contacts
Please contact the following person within your Faculty to assist with preparing your Strategic Statement.
Business and Law
Education and Arts
Engineering and Built Environment
Science and Information Technology
DECRA Budget Assistance
On Thursday 7th March 2013, staff from the Research Office will be available to assist DE14 applicants with entering their budgets into RMS. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Ford in the Research Office to make an appointment on 4985 4901 or email Rebecca.Ford@newcatle.edu.au
Please note: From 2013, ARC's GAMS system will no longer be available. All new applications as well as final reports will need to be submitted in RMS.
To access RMS follow the instructions on the ARC web site.
Should you require further assistance using RMS please contact Neroli Finlay via email or on extension 15353.
Minimum System Requirements for using RMS
To access RMS your computer will need to meet minimum systems requirements. These are listed below:
- 1024 x 768 Minimum Screen Resolution
- Adobe Flash Player 10 + (To install Flash Player, go to http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html)
Tools for Completing Your Application
Confidentiality and IP
Please note: The ARC used to warrant confidentiality. Now the Funding Rules state "the ARC gives no undertaking to keep confidential any information provided in the Proposal except where required by law".
Due to this change it is now recommended that the researcher submitting a research project with potential IP which could be patented/exploited or involves an Industry Partner which requires confidentiality 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
Important Notes regarding Lodgement of ARC applications:
Validate and Local Submit the application in RMS.
In RMS generate a PDF copy of the application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org advising application submitted in RMS.
- Deliver to the Research Office the ARC Certification and Clearances form. This form must be signed by the applicants and their respective Heads of Schools. Your application will not be submitted until the signed copy has been received.
If you have a current ARC grant, please see the ARC reporting requirements page.