Linkage Projects 2020 Round 3 Announcement Banner

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Visit the following pages for information on recently announced grant outcomes under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award scheme:

The DECRA scheme provides research support for early career researchers in teaching and research, and research-only positions. It's objectives are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • support national and international research collaboration
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments

Up to 200 three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, including up to $50,000 per annum in project funds, may be awarded each year. 

Project funding may be used for:

  • personnel, postdoctoral research associates and research assistants, technicians and laboratory attendants
  • access to research and infrastructure facilities and technical workshop services
  • essential field research
  • expert third party services
  • equipment and consumables
  • publication and dissemination of project research outputs and outreach activities
  • specialised computer equipment and software
  • travel costs essential to the project for up to $50,000 over the project activity period
  • web hosting and development
  • workshops, focus groups and conferences, and
  • reasonable essential costs for researchers who are carers or who themselves require care.

Key Documents and Information for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2024

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Grant Guidelines Forecast Opportunity View – 2024

Documentation available via: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2024 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO5768

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2024 grant application process

Back to top