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Discovery Indigenous

The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to Administering Organisations to support research programs led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research capacity of higher degree research and early career researchers.

The objectives of the Discovery Indigenous scheme are to:

  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian researchers;
  • support fundamental research and research training by Indigenous Australian researchers as individuals and as teams;
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions; and
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability.

The Discovery Indigenous scheme was previously named the Discovery Indigenous Researcher Development scheme. Documents relating to the Discovery Indigenous Researcher Development scheme are now located at Previous Schemes.

Grants from the ARC are made to organisations, not individual researchers or research teams.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network

On 25 May 2011, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research announced a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network, which will help Indigenous Australian researchers and research students seize more research opportunities and advance their research in a supportive environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network

Content Last Modified: 21/01/14