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Discovery Projects 2025

The Discovery Projects scheme objectives are to:

  • support excellent pure basic, strategic basic and applied research, and research training, across all disciplines excluding clinical and other medical research, that addresses a significant problem or gap in knowledge and represents value for money;
  • expand research capacity in Australia by supporting excellent researchers and teams;
  • foster national and international research collaboration;
  • create new knowledge with economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia; and
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas.

Key dates:

The Discovery Projects scheme has a two-stage application process, commencing with an Expression of Interest (EOI). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Expression of Interest:

  • EOI Open: 22 January 2024
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 February 2024
  • EOI Close: 27 February 2024
  • EOI outcomes announced: 8 April to 10 April 2024

Full Application:

  • Full Applications Open: 11 April 2024
  • Full Applications Close: 04 June 2024
  • Rejoinders: 07 August to 20 August 2024
  • Anticipated announcement: 20 November to 29 November 2024.

Discovery Projects 2025 Grant Guidelines is available via: Discovery Projects 2025 Forecast Opportunity View - DProgDP2023

Documentation available via: Discovery Projects 2025 Current Grant Opportunity View – GO6734 (this will include the final EOI Instructions to Applicants and Sample Form, in addition the Preliminary Instructions to Applicants and Sample Form for the full application stage will also be available).

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2025 grant application process


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