A Funding Agreement is an agreement between the ARC and the administering organisation. Applicants, Investigators and Partners are advised to become familiar with the Funding Agreement to which their funded project would be subject if their proposals were successful. Funding Agreements have been referred to as Funding Contracts, Conditions of Grant and Conditions of Award in some ARC programmes.

If investigators have queries about the conditions relating to funded projects they should contact their University’s Research Office or Administration Unit.

The Funding Agreement outlines the responsibilities of all parties (the administering Institution, the ARC and the Chief Investigators) including: Payment of Funding, Use of Funding, Specified Personnel, Transfers, Audit and Monitoring, Reporting Requirements and Termination of the grant.

If at a later date, circumstances have changed and a variation to the Funding Contract/Agreement is required, the Chief Investigators should seek advice from the Research Office or Administration Unit. The ARC must approve any variations to the Funding Contract/Agreement. Any variations to Funding Agreements/Contract should be requested through the Research Office or Administration Unit.

Funding Agreements should be read in conjunction with Funding Rules, or Guidelines.

Discovery Programme

Australian Laureate Fellowships

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (122KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (920KB) – Word Format (140KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014* – PDF Format (836KB) – Word Format (139KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (235KB) – Word Format (104KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (733KB) – Word Format (93KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (372KB) – RTF Format (658KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (242KB) – RTF Format (643KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (316KB) – RTF Format (1.24MB)

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (122KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (920KB) – Word Format (140KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (836KB) – Word Format (139KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (333KB) – Word Format (95KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (580KB) – Word Format (91KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (198KB) – Word Format (173KB)

Discovery Indigenous

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (122KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (920KB) – Word Format (140KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (836KB) – Word Format (139KB) 
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (330KB) – Word Format (112KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (172KB) – Word Format (111KB)

Discovery Projects

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (122KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (920KB) – Word Format (140KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (920KB) – Word Format (140KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (390KB) – Word Format (112KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (184KB) – Word Format (103KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (294KB) – Word Format (188KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (696KB) – RTF Format (449KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (659KB) – RTF Format (244KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (238KB) – RTF Format (384KB)

Future Fellowships

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2015 – PDF Format (426KB) – Word Format (111KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (390KB) – Word Format (112KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (235KB) – Word Format (168KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (736KB) – Word Format (119KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (294KB) – Word Format (241KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (360KB) – RTF Format (1.28MB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (352KB) – RTF Format (146KB)

Linkage Programme

ARC Centres of Excellence

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (461KB) – Word Format (144KB)
  • Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2011 – RTF Format (1.05MB)

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

*Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Linkage Projects, Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects

Linkage Projects

*Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities, Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

*Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities, Linkage Projects and Industrial Transformation Training Centres schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

*Please note: this Funding Agreement also includes the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities, Linkage Projects and Industrial Transformation Research Hubs schemes.

Funding Agreements for previous years are stored in the ARC Archive website. The below links will take you directly to these documents. However, please note that documents in the ARC Archive website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Special Research Initiatives

  • Antarctic Gateway Partnership Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (911KB) – Word Format (137KB)
  • Tropical Health and Medicine Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (826KB) – Word Format (118KB)
  • Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (691KB) – Word Format (122KB)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (177KB) – Word Format (107KB)
  • Science of Learning Research Centre Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (445KB) – Word Format (122KB)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2006 – PDF Format (277KB) – RTF Format (779KB)
  • Research in Bionic Vision Science and Technology Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (448KB)
  • Synchrotron Science Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (1.1MB) – Word Format (109KB)
  • Stem Cell Science Draft Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (228KB)

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