The Australian Research Council Act 2001 requires the ARC to prepare funding rules for each funding scheme it administers for each calendar year. Funding rules provide applicants with information about a scheme, eligibility requirements, the application, selection and approval processes, and requirements for the administration of funding.

Discovery Program

Australian Laureate Fellowships

 

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (846KB) – Word Format (197KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (682KB) – Word Format (262KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014* – PDF Format (687KB) – Word Format (209KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (532KB) – Word Format (174KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (733KB) – RTF Format (93KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (241KB) – RTF Format (2.5MB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (242KB) – RTF Format (2.5MB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (316KB) – RTF Format (1.37MB)

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (846KB) – Word Format (197KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (682KB) – Word Format (262KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (687KB) – Word Format (209KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (339KB) – Word Format (95KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (166KB) – Word Format (147KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (143KB) – RTF Format (1.59MB)

Discovery Projects

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (846KB) – Word Format (197KB) 
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (682KB) – Word Format (262KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (687KB) – Word Format (209KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (172KB) – Word Format (159KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (162KB) – Word Format (238KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (294KB) – RTF Format (188KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (238KB) – RTF Format (1.71MB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (368KB) – RTF Format (669KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (424KB) – RTF Format (677KB)

Discovery Indigenous

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (846KB) – Word Format (197KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instruments also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (682KB) – Word Format (262KB) 
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instruments also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015* – PDF Format (687KB) – Word Format (209KB) 
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instruments also includes the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Projects schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (158KB) – Word Format (161KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (160KB) – Word Format (153KB)

Future Fellowships

The Funding Rules for the 2015 round of Future Fellowships refer to the Strategic Research Priorities. Please view the Strategic Research Priorities page for more information. Moving forward ARC funding rules will refer to the Science and Research Priorities.

Funding Rules 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.

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Linkage Program

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2017* – PDF Format (769KB) – Word Format(226KB)
    *Please note: this Funding Rules instrument also includes the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs,  Industrial Transformation Training Centres and Linkage Projects schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2016 – PDF Format (747KB) – Word Format (249KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015 – PDF Format (531KB) – Word Format (173KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (654KB) – Word Format (97KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (197KB) – RTF Format (95KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (161KB) – RTF Format (200KB)

Linkage Learned Academics Special Projects

Linkage Projects

Linkage Projects Proposals for funding commencing in 2016 can be submitted on the LP16 Proposal Form in RMS until 22 December 2016. These proposals are under the Funding Rules for schemes under the Linkage Program (2015 edition).

Linkage Projects Proposals for funding commencing in 2017 will be able to be submitted on the LP17 Proposal Form in RMS from January 2017. These proposals will be under theFunding Rules for schemes under the Linkage Program (2016 edition).

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2016 – PDF Format (769KB) – Word Format (226KB)
    *Please note: these Funding Rules also include the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, Industrial Transformation Training Centres and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015 – PDF Format (747KB) – Word Format (249KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (406KB) – Word Format (125KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (463KB) – Word Format (114KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (197KB) – RTF Format (133KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2011 – PDF Format (376KB) – RTF Format (1.18MB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2010 – PDF Format (283KB) – RTF Format (1MB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2009 – PDF Format (337KB) – RTF Format (801KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2008 – PDF Format (378KB) – RTF Format (847KB)

ARC Centres of Excellence

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

Co-funded Centres

  • National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training Funding Rules PDF Format (233KB) – RTF Format (618KB)

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

Funding Rules 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 Rules for for funding commencing in 2015*  – PDF Format (769KB) – Word Format (226KB)
    *Please note: these Funding Rules also include the Industrial Transformation Training Centres, Linkage Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (747KB) – Word Format (249KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (368KB) – Word Format (120KB)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 – PDF Format (164KB) – Word Format (104KB)

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

Funding Rules 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 Rules for funding commencing in 2016* – PDF Format (769KB) – Word Format (226KB)
    *Please note: these Funding Rules also include the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, Linkage Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2015 – PDF Format (747KB) – WordFormat (249KB
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 – PDF Format (763KB) – Word Format (116B)
  • Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 – PDF Format (155KB) – Word Format (109B)

Special Research Initiatives

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