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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 2015*
PDF Format (688KB) – Word Format (210KB)
*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
PDF Format (241KB) – Word Format (92KB)

For funding commencing in 2014
PDF Format (356KB) - Word Format (156KB)

For funding commencing in 2013
PDF Format (163KB) - Word Format (239KB)

For funding commencing in 2012
PDF Format (264KB) - RTF Format (1.58MB)

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.

For funding commencing in 2011
PDF Format (287KB) - RTF Format (1.75MB)

Fellowships Summary Table
PDF Format (50KB) - RTF Format (120KB)

For funding commencing in 2010
PDF Format (363KB) - RTF Format (670KB)

Fellowships Summary Table
PDF Format (43KB) - RTF Format (74KB)

For funding commencing in 2009
PDF Format (425KB) - RTF Format (678KB)

Fellowships Summary Table
PDF Format (57KB) - RTF Format (103KB)

For funding commencing in 2008
PDF Format (350KB) - RTF Format (721KB)

Fellowships Summary Table
PDF Format (58KB) - RTF Format (82KB)

For funding commencing in 2007
PDF Format (373KB) - RTF Format (818KB)

For funding commencing in 2006
PDF Format (267KB) - RTF Format (4.40MB)

For funding commencing in 2005
PDF Format (284KB) - RTF Format (4.27MB)

For funding commencing in 2004
PDF Format (363KB) - RTF Format (730KB)

For funding commencing in 2003
PDF Format (271KB) - RTF Format (645KB)

For funding commencing in 2002
PDF Format (246KB) - RTF Format (586KB)

Content Last Modified: 08/01/14