National Competitive Grants Program
Discovery Projects Funding Rules
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.
For funding commencing in 2016*
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*The relevant parts for Discovery Projects proposals are Part A and Part C. The other parts of these Funding Rules relate to other schemes and are not relevant to Discovery Projects proposals.
Changes to the Discovery Projects Funding Rules for 2016
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For funding commencing in 2015*
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*Please note: these Funding Rules also include the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Discovery Indigenous schemes.
Changes to the Discovery Projects Funding Rules for 2015
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The Discovery Projects Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 are significantly different from previous years. It is strongly recommended that applicants carefully review the entire document.