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Discovery Projects

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Please note for Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2025:

Visit the following pages for information on recently announced grant outcomes under the Discovery Project scheme:

Discovery Projects may be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams to:

  • expand knowledge base and research capacity in Australia, and
  • economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia.

Discovery Projects are for funding between $30,000 and $500,000 each year for up to 5 consecutive years. Project funding may be used for:

  • personnel, for example, research associates or assistants and technicians and stipends for higher degree by research students
  • teaching relief
  • access to research and infrastructure facilities and technical workshop services
  • essential field research
  • expert third party services
  • equipment and consumables
  • publication and dissemination of outputs and outreach
  • specialised computer equipment and software
  • travel costs essential to the project
  • web hosting and development
  • workshops, focus groups and conferences, and
  • essential support costs for researchers who are carers or who personally require care or assistance.


Key Documents and Information for the Discovery Projects 2025

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