The Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.

The objectives of the Discovery Projects scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
  • encourage research and research training in high-quality research environments
  • enhance international collaboration in research
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities. 

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the relevant Funding Rules and Funding Agreements. Grants from the ARC are made to organisations, not individual researchers or research teams.

Key Dates for Discovery Projects 2017

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 9 December 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 17 February 2016
  • Proposals Close: 3 March 2016
  • Rejoinders: 27 June 2016 Close 10.00am (AEST) 11 July 2016
  • Announcement: October/November 2016