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Early Career Researcher

Fostering the careers of Australia's best and brightest researchers is one of the ARC's key objectives. Supporting the most promising and talented researchers at the start of their careers is one aim of the National Competitive Grants Program.

Funding opportunities for Early Career Researchers:

As a guide, Early Career Researchers (ECR) are researchers who are within five years of the start of their research careers when they submit their applications. This normally means that you have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within five years, however, an extension to this limit may be approved owing to significant career interruptions.

Early career researchers may also apply under other schemes as part of teams with more experienced researchers.

Content Last Modified: 01/07/14