Below you will find a calendar of key dates for the Australian Research Council, including current and previous funding scheme dates, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 dates and major selection meetings.

Current Scheme Rounds

Note: The closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Proposals Close, Deadline for withdrawal of Proposals and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided in the below table (unless otherwise stated).

Open Now

Linkage Projects 2016—Proposals submitted 1 July to 22 December 2016

Please note that as of 1 July 2016, proposals can be submitted for the LP16 scheme at any time up until 22 December 2016. For further information, please see the scheme FAQs

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 1 July 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Two weeks before proposal submission date
  • Proposals Close: 22 December 2016
  • Rejoinders: Approximately eight weeks from the proposal submission date*
  • Announcement: Approximately six months from the proposal submission date*

*Please note that these are approximate timeframes and are subject to change.

Open Soon

There are no schemes opening soon.

Schemes under assessment

The following scheme rounds are now closed for applications.

Linkage Projects 2016—Proposals submitted 1 July to 22 December 2016

Please note that as of 1 July 2016, proposals can be submitted for the LP16 scheme at any time up until 22 December 2016. For further information, please see the scheme FAQs

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 1 July 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Two weeks before proposal submission date
  • Proposals Close: 22 December 2016
  • Rejoinders: Approximately eight weeks from the proposal submission date*
  • Announcement: Approximately six months from the proposal submission date*

*Please note that these are approximate timeframes and are subject to change.

Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 12 February 2016
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Open: 22 February 2016
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Close: 4 March 2016
  • Proposals Open: 15 March 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 April 2016
  • Proposals Close: 10 May 2016
  • Rejoinders: Open 11 July 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEST) 22 July 2016
  • Announcement:TBA

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities for funding commending in 2017

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 17 February 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 23 March 2016
  • Proposals Close: 6 April 2016
  • Rejoinders:  Open 16 June 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEST) 29 June 2016
  • Announcement: October/November 2016

Discovery Indigenous 2017

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 3 February 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 17 March 2016
  • Proposals Close: 31 March 2016
  • Rejoinders: Open 28 June 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEST) 11 July 2016
  • Announcement: October/November 2016

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2017

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Open: 13 January 2016
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Close: 27 January 2016
  • Proposals Open: 3 February 2016
  • Request Not to Assess Close:  8 March 2016
  • Proposals Close: 22 March 2016
  • Rejoinders:  Open 16 June 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEST) 29 June 2016
  • Announcement: October/November 2016

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: Open 27 June 2016 Close 10.00am (AEST) 11 July 2016
  • Announcement: October/November 2016

ARC Centres of Excellence 2017—Full Proposal

  • Release of Funding Rules: n/a
  • Proposals Open: 7 October 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: n/a
  • Proposals Close: 16 December 2015
  • Rejoinders: 21 March 2016
  • Announcement: July 2016

Outcomes recently announced

The outcomes of the following scheme rounds have been announced.

For further details on funded projects or outcome media releases please visit the ARC Announcement Kits page.

Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 29 September 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 3 November 2015
  • Proposals Close: 17 November 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 10 February 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEDST) 23 February 2016
  • Announcement: 6 May 2016

Linkage Projects 2016—Proposals submitted by 11 November 2015

Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2016 – Proposals submitted by 11 November 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 16 September 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 28 October 2015
  • Proposals Close: 11 November 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 16 February 2016 - Close 5.00pm (AEDT) 29 February 2016
  • Announcement: 6 May 2016 (for Proposals submitted 16 September 2015 to 11 November 2015)

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 10 September 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 November 2015
  • Proposals Close: 10 December 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 23 February 2016 – Close 5.00pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 March 2016
  • Announcement: 6 May 2016

Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 10 September 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 November 2015
  • Proposals Close: 10 December 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 23 February 2016 – Close 5.00pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 March 2016
  • Announcement: 6 May 2016

Future Fellowship for funding commencing in 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 23 June 2015
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Open: 30 June 2015
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Close: 14 July 2015
  • Proposals Open: 30 June 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 28 July 2015
  • Proposals Close: 11 August 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 13 October 2015 – Close 5.00pm (AEDT) 26 October 2015
  • Announcement: 16 December 2015

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 25 August 2014
  • Proposals Open: 19 February 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 March 2015
  • Proposals Close: 9 April 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 16 June 2015—Close 5.00pm (AEST) 29 June 2015
  • Announcement: 30 October 2015

Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 13 October 2014
  • Proposals Open: 4 February 2015
  • Request not to Assess Close: 18 March 2015
  • Proposals Close: 1 April 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 22 June 2015—Close 5.00pm (AEST) 6 July 2015
  • Announcement: 30 October 2015

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 13 October 2014
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Open: 14 January 2015
  • Eligibility Exemption Requests Close: 28 January 2015
  • Proposals Open: 4 February 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 11 March 2015
  • Proposals Close 25 March 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 10 June 2015—Close 5.00pm (AEST) 23 June 2015
  • Announcement: 30 October 2015

Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2016

  • Release of Funding Rules: 13 October 2014
  • Proposals Open: 11 December 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 18 February 2015
  • Proposals Close: 4 March 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 18 June 2015—Close 5.00pm (AEST) 1 July 2015
  • Announcement: 30 October 2015

Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 13 October 2014
  • Proposals Open: 15 October 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 12 November 2014
  • Proposals Close: 26 November 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 10 February 2015 Close 5.00pm (AEDST) 23 February 2015
  • Announcement: 23 June 2015

Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 25 August 2014
  • Proposals Open: 16 September 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 29 October 2014
  • Proposals Close: 12 November 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 17 February 2015 Close 5.00pm (AEDT) 2 March 2015
  • Announcement: 7 July 2015

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 25 August 2014
  • Proposals Open: 17 September 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 November 2014
  • Proposals Close: 10 December 2014
  • Rejoinders: Opens 23 February 2015, closes 5.00pm (AEDT) 6 March 2015
  • Announcement: 20 May 2015

Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 25 August 2014
  • Proposals Open: 17 September 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Close 26 November 2014
  • Proposals Close: 10 December 2014
  • Rejoinders: Opens 23 February 2015, closes 5.00pm (AEDT) 6 March 2015
  • Announcement: 20 May 2015

Special Research Initiative for Antarctic Gateway Partnership

  • Release of Funding Rules: 22 September 2014
  • Proposals Open: 22 September 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 24 September 2014
  • Proposals Close: 24 September 2014
  • Rejoinders: Not applicable
  • Announcement: 14 November 2014

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 8 January 2014
  • Proposals Open: 3 February 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 1 July 2014, Close 5.00 (AEST) 15 July 2014
  • Proposals Close: 2 April 2014
  • Request Not to Assess: 19 March 2014
  • Announcement: 5 November 2014

Discovery Indigenous 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 8 January 2014
  • Proposals Open: 6 February 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 12 March 2014
  • Proposals Close: 26 March 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 12 June 2014, Close 5.00pm (AEST) 26 June 2014
  • Announcement: 5 November 2014

Discovery Projects 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 8 January 2015
  • Proposals Open: 15 January 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 5 March 2014
  • Proposals Close: 19 March 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 26 June 2014, Close 5.00 (AEST) 9 July 2014
  • Announcement: 5 November 2014

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 21 February 2014
  • Proposals Open: 21 February 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 2 April 2014
  • Proposals Close: 16 April 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 24 June 2014, Close 5.00 (AEST) 7 July 2014
  • Announcement: 5 November 2014

Australian Laureate Fellowships 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 8 January 2014
  • Proposals Open: 13 January 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 10 February 2014
  • Proposals Close: 24 February 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 7 May 2014, Close 5.00pm (AEST) 20 May 2014
  • Announcement: 22 August 2014

Future Fellowships 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 29 July 2013
  • Proposals Open: 2 October 2013
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 6 November 2013
  • Proposals Close: 20 November 2013
  • Rejoinders: Open 24 February 2014, Close 5.00pm (AEDT) 11 March 2014
  • Announcement: 23 July 2014

Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 1 April 2014
  • Proposals Open: 1 April 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Not applicable
  • Proposals Close: 29 April 2014
  • Rejoinders: Not applicable
  • Announcement: 10 July 2014

Learned Academies Special Projects 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 1 April 2014
  • Proposals Open: 1 April 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Not applicable
  • Proposals Close: 29 April 2014
  • Rejoinders: Not applicable
  • Announcement: 2 July 2014

Special Research Initiative for Tropical Health and Medicine 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 30 May 2014
  • Proposals Open: 30 May 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Not applicable
  • Proposals Close: 3 June 2014
  • Rejoinders: Not applicable
  • Announcement: 1 July 2014

Linkage Projects 2014

  • Release of Funding Rules: 2 August 2014
  • Proposals Open: 27 September 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 30 October 2014
  • Proposals Close: 13 November 2013
  • Rejoinders: Open 18 February 2014, Close 5.00pm (AEDT) 3 March 2014
  • Announcement: 27 June 2014

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2013—Round 2 (2013–14 financial year)

  • Release of Funding Rules: 24 May 2013
  • Proposals Open: 15 January 2014
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 12 February 2014
  • Proposals Close: 26 February 2014
  • Rejoinders: Open 18 March 2014, Close 5.00 (AEDT) 25 March 2014
  • Announcement: 12 June 2014

Major Selection Meetings

2016

Meeting 1 Thursday, 21 April to Friday, 22 April 2016

Meeting 2 Monday, 22 August to Friday, 26 August 2016

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