Instructions and FAQs

Information on this page provides practical assistance to applicants for completing, as fully and accurately as possible, the Application Form and associated documentation for all the NCGP schemes. This information is underpinned by corresponding Funding Rules that contain further details about the relevant scheme and should be read in conjunction with the Instructions to Applicants before a funding proposal is prepared.

Please note that this page offers only the most recent Instructions and FAQs. For previous versions, please use our ARC Archive website to search by scheme.

Discovery Programme

Australian Laureate Fellowships

For funding commencing in 2016

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

For funding commencing in 2017

  • *Updated Cross-scheme Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (546KB) – Word Format (62KB) – Revised 22 February 2016
  • Eligibility Exemption Request: Instructions to Applicants – PDF Format (449KB) – Word Format (80KB)
  • *Updated Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (417KB) – Word Format (59KB) – Updated 3 February 2016
  • Instructions – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (2MB)

Discovery Projects

For funding commencing in 2017

  • *Updated Cross-scheme Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (546KB) – Word Format (62KB) – Revised 22 February 2016
  • *Updated Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (373KB) – Word Format (72KB) – Revised 12 February 2016
  • *Updated Instructions – PDF Format (1MB) – Word Format (4MB) – Revised 12 February 2016  

Discovery Indigenous

For funding commencing in 2017

Future Fellowships

For funding commencing in 2016

  • *Updated Cross-scheme Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (487KB) – Word Format (45KB) – Revised 22 February 2016
  • *Updated Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (487KB) – Word Format (45KB)  – Revised 22 February 2016
  • *NEW Instructions – PDF Format (666KB) – Word Format (7MB)
  • Eligibility Exemption Request: Instructions to Applicants – PDF Format (452KB) – Word Format (71KB) 

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Linkage Programme

ARC Centres of Excellence

For funding commencing in 2017

Full Proposal

Expression of Interest

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

For funding commencing in 2015

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

For funding commencing in 2016

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

For funding commencing in 2017

Linkage Projects

For funding commencing in 2016

  • *Updated Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Format (532KB) – Word Format – (78KB) – 13 July 2016
  • *Updated Instructions – PDF Format (966KB) – Word Format – (569KB) – Revised 13 July 2016

Special Research Initiatives

Special Research Initiative in Synchrotron Science

Special Research Initiative for a Science of Learning Research Centre

Special Research Initiative for Antarctic Gateway Partnership

Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes

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