ARC Grants

To receive information regarding ARC grants, please subscribe to our 'research-arc' mailing list. Please also review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures (PDF) for essential information regarding ARC application submission.

ARC Schemes Calendar with internal deadlines

Open Schemes

SchemeARC OpenUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodUON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Linkage Projects 2020 (LP20) - Assessment Round 2*20 December 201921 December 2019Final date for an E&C Check Booking for this Assessment Round is Wednesday 29 July 20209:00am Wednesday 5 August 2020Wednesday 12 August 2020
Linkage Projects 2020 (LP20) - Assessment Round 3*20 December 201921 December 2019Final date for an E&C Check Booking for this Assessment Round is Thursday 3 December 2020 9:00am Thursday 10 December  2020Thursday 17 December 2020

*While the Linkage Projects scheme will remain open continuously, the ARC has implemented three Linkage Projects assessment rounds per year, beginning with Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2020. Please note deadlines were updated 1/6/2020

Upcoming Schemes

Please note that the timelines are indicative only and are subject to change.

SchemeARC OpensUON Booking System OpensEligibility and Compliance Check PeriodUON deadline for final applicationARC Submission
Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL) 2021Wednesday 2 September 2020Thursday 3 September 2020Thursday 8 - Wednesday 14 October 20209:00 am Wednesday 21 October 2020Wednesday 28 October 2020
Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC) 2021Wednesday 2 September 2020Thursday 3 September 2020Thursday 15 October - Wednesday 28 October 20209:00 am Wednesday 4 November 2020Wednesday 11 November 2020
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) 2021Wednesday 2 September 2020Thursday 3 September 2020Thursday 15 October - Wednesday 28 October 20209:00 am Wednesday 4 November 2020Wednesday 11 November 2020
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2022Wednesday 16 September 2020Thursday 17 September 2020Thursday 22 October - Wednesday 11 November 20209:00 am Wednesday 18 November 2020Wednesday 25 November 2020
Future Fellowships (FT) 2021Wednesday 14 October 2020Thursday 15 October 2020Monday 9 to Wednesday 25 November 20209:00 am Wednesday 2 December 2020Wednesday 9 December 2020
Discovery Projects (DP) 2022Wednesday 11 November 2020Thursday 12 November 2020Wednesday 20 January to Wednesday 10 February 20219:00 am Wednesday 17 February 2021Wednesday 24 February 2021
Discovery Indigenous (IN) 2022Wednesday 25 November 2020Thursday 26 November 2020Thursday 18 February to Wednesday 3 March 20219:00 am Wednesday 10 March 2021Wednesday 17 March 2021
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2022Wednesday 27 January 2021Thursday 28 January 2021Thursday 4 to Wednesday 17 March 20219:00 am Wednesday 24 March 2021Wednesday 31 March 2021

Closed Schemes

SchemeARC OpenedUON Deadline for Final ApplicationARC Submission
Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture 202028 January 202029 April 20206 May 2020
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Scheme (LIEF21)29 January 202025 March 202029 April 2020
Linkage Projects 2020 (LP20) - Assessment Round 120 December 201915 April 202022 April 2020
Discovery Indigenous (IN21)27 November 201911 March 202018 March 2020
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2021 (DE21)16 October 20195 March 202012 March 2020
Discovery Projects (DP21)13 November 201919 February 202026 February 2020
Industrial Transformation Training Centres (IC20)4 October 20194 December 201911 December 2019
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (IH20)4 October 20194 December 201911 December 2019
Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020 (FL20)9 October 201927 November 20194 December 2019
Future Fellowships 2020 (FT20)9 October 201920 November 201927 November 2019
Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 202020 March 2019 29 May 20195 June 2019
PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program (Round 2)10 October 20187 February 201914 February 2019
Centres of Excellence 2020 - Full Proposal for Shortlisted Applicants (CoE20)12 October 201812 December 201819 December 2018

Research Services uses an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Individual checks will be done on a rolling basis. Visit the 'Apply' page for more details.


GrantConnect

Information on current and future ARC or NHMRC grant funding opportunities can now be found on the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grants information system GrantConnect. For more information, watch the GrantConnect video.

GrantConnect is the authoritative source for potential grant applicants to find and access Commonwealth grant opportunities and grant opportunity guidelines.

The GrantConnect helpdesk (run by Department of Finance) can be reached on 1300 484 145, between 9am and 5pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays or via email.


Eligibility matters

The ARC has developed an Eligibility Matters webpage which addresses some of the most common eligibility requirements for ARC schemes. It covers items including:

  • Researcher Roles
  • Fellowships/Awards
  • Number of Applications, Funded Projects and Cross-Scheme Eligibility
  • Organisational types
  • Incomplete or Misleading Information
  • Medical Research
  • Submission of applications

Visit the ARC Eligibility Matters webpage for more details.


ARC Submission Procedure

  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless you have obtained a booking.

IF YOU DO REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

1. Booking must be made within the allocated Eligibility and Compliance Check Period for each scheme

To make a booking for an eligibility and compliance check for an ARC Grant scheme, you need a valid RMS Application ID for an application that has UON listed as the Administering Institution.

Please note: An Application ID will only secure one booking and cannot be used to make multiple bookings for the same application.

Online Booking System

1. The Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.

Please note; your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the Eligibility of your application.

2. By 9am on the date of the booking, you are required to ‘Submit to the Research Office’ your ARC application in RMS.

Please note; RMS requires all tabs within your application to be ‘Green’ in order for the ‘Submit to the Research Office’ button to be enabled. This requires all sections to be complete and all the required pdf. documents to be uploaded.

 

3. Feedback will be provided by email to the CI by the Research Office within 3 working days.

4. By 9am on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence) forwarded through to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

2. By 9am on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘Submit to Research Office’ your final, submission-ready application in RMS and forward all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/PI/Organisation Certifications/Written Evidence)  to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the ARC until all CI, PI and Partner Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence) and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

5. Research Office will submit your final application to the ARC once institutional approval has been obtained.

3. Research Office will submit your final application once institutional approval has been obtained

  • Eligibility and Compliance Checks ARE NOT compulsory but highly recommended. If you opt to not book in for an Eligibility and Compliance Check, your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the ARC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility of your application.
  • Please note that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check Period unless an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.
  • Please also note that, no application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed cover sheet and if applicable, all CI, PI and Organisation Certifications (Written Evidence).

If you have any further questions, please email research-applications@newcastle.edu.au


ARC 2020 DP and DECRA Presentation

The presentation slides for the ARC 2020 Discovery Project presentation (held 21 November 2019) and the ARC 2020 DECRA presentation (held 10 December 2019) can be downloaded below. Both require staff/student login.