National Competitive Grants Program
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Funding Agreement
A Funding Agreement is an agreement between the ARC and the Administering Organisation. Applicants and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) candidates are advised to become familiar with the Funding Agreement to which their funded award 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 programs.
If DECRA Recipients have queries about the conditions relating to the funded project they should contact their Administering Organisation's Research Office or Administration Unit.
The Funding Agreement outlines the responsibilities of all parties (the Administering Organisation, the ARC and the DECRA Recipient) including: Payment of Funding, Use of Funding, 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 DECRA Recipient 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/Contracts should be requested through the Research Office or Administration Unit.
Funding Agreements should be read in conjunction with Funding Rules for the same year.