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Important Dates for ARC Grant Application Process

The following dates are in addition to the key calendar dates and relate to eligibility.

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Important dates for Mid-Career Industry Fellowships 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Mid-Career Industry Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for Mid-Career Industry Fellowships 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Mid-Career Industry Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for Early Career Industry Fellowships 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Early Career Industry Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for Early Career Industry Fellowships 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Early Career Industry Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for Industry Laureate Fellowships 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Industry Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for Industry Laureate Fellowships 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Industry Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date.

Important dates for ARC Centres of Excellence 2023

  • The grant commencement date for the ARC Centres of Excellence 2023 grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence. 

Important dates for Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture 2020

  • The grant commencement date for the Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture 2020 grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 October 2020. This date is when grant funding may commence. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2020

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 January 2020. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 July 2020. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2021

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2023 

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.  
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2024 

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.  
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2020

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 January 2020. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 July 2020. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2021

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2023 

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.  
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date. 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.  
  • This scheme does not have an active project assessment date. 

Important dates for Linkage Projects 2020 

Grant commencement date – this date is when grant funding may commence.

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2020 applications submitted by 30 June 2020 will be 1 July 2020.
  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2020 applications submitted from 1 July 2020 will be 1 January 2021.

Active project assessment date – this date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2020 applications submitted by 30 June 2020 will be 1 January 2021.
  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2020 applications submitted from 1 July 2020 will be 1 July 2021.

Important dates for Linkage Projects 2021 

Grant commencement date – This date is when grant funding may commence.

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021 applications submitted by 30 June 2021 will be 1 July 2021.
  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021 applications submitted from 1 July 2021 will be 1 January 2022.

Active project assessment date – This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021 applications submitted by 30 June 2021 will be 1 January 2022.
  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021 applications submitted from 1 July 2021 will be 1 July 2022.

Important dates for Linkage Projects 2022

Grant commencement date - This date is when grant funding may commence.

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2022 applications will be 1 January 2023.

Active project assessment date - This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2022 applications will be 1 July 2023.

Important dates for Linkage Projects 2023 

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2023 applications submitted by 30 June 2023 will be 1 July 2023.
  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2023 applications submitted from 1 July 2023 will be 1 January 2024.

Active project assessment date – This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2023 applications submitted by 30 June 2023 will be 1 January 2024.
  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2023 applications submitted from 1 July 2023 will be 1 July 2024. 

Important dates for Linkage Projects 2024 

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2024 Round 1 applications will be 1 January 2025.
  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2024 Round 2 applications will be 1 July 2025.

Active project assessment date – This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2024 Round 1 will be 1 July 2025.
  • The active project assessment date for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2024 Round 2 applications will be 1 January 2026.

Important dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2023 

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2024 

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2025 

  • The grant commencement date for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 January 2025. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 July 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020 

  • The grant commencement date for Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 July 2020. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 January 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2021 

  • The grant commencement date for Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 

  • The grant commencement date for Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2023 

  • The grant commencement date for Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2024 

  • The grant commencement date for Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant. 

DE21 – eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2015, or
  • have an award of PhD date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2015. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 9 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2019 edition). 

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

DE22 – eligibility PhD

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2016, or
  • have an award of PhD date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2016. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 9 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2019 edition).

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, researchers in their final year of eligibility for a DECRA in the DECRA 2022 round, may choose to apply in 2020 (for a DECRA 2022) within the existing eligibility timeframes or in 2021 (for a DECRA 2023) utilising an automatic one-year extension – as advised to the sector through an ARC CEO Network Message on 1 May 2020

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

DE23 – eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2017, or
  • have an award of PhD date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2017. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 9 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2021 edition).

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, researchers in their final year of eligibility for a DECRA in the previous round (DECRA 2022), who did not apply for DECRA 2022, may apply in 2021 (for a DECRA 2023) utilising an automatic one-year extension – as advised to the sector through an ARC CEO Network Message on 1 May 2020

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

DE24 – eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2018, or
  • have an award of PhD date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2018. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 9 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2021 edition).

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2025

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 January 2025. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 July 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

DE25 – eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2019, or
  • have an award of PhD date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2019. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 8 of the Discovery Program Grant Guidelines – Fellowships (2023 edition).

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2021

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2025

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 January 2025. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 July 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2022 

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2025

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 January 2025. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment for Discovery Projects grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2025 is 1 July 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2020

  • The grant commencement date for Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 July 2020. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2020 is 1 January 2021. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

FT20– eligibility PhD:  

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2005 and 1 March 2015; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2005 and 1 March 2015. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each are in Table 6 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2019 edition). 

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2021

  • The grant commencement date for Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 July 2021. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2021 is 1 January 2022. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

FT21– eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2006 and 1 March 2016; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2006 and 1 March 2016. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each are in Table 6 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2019 edition). 

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, researchers in their final year of eligibility for a Future Fellowship in the FT 2021 round, may choose to apply in 2020 (for a FT 2021) within the existing eligibility timeframes or in 2021 (for a FT 2022) utilising an automatic one-year extension – as advised to the sector through an  ARC CEO Network Message on 1 May 2020

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2022

  • The grant commencement date for Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 July 2022. This date is when grant funding may commence. 
  • The active project assessment date for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2022 is 1 January 2023. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

FT22– eligibility PhD:  

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2007 and 1 March 2017; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2007 and 1 March 2017. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each are in Table 6 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2021 edition). 

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, researchers in their final year of eligibility for a Future Fellowship in the previous round (FT 2021), who did not apply for FT 2021, may apply in 2021 (for a FT 2022) utilising an automatic one-year extension – as advised to the sector through an  ARC CEO Network Message on 1 May 2020.  

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2023

  • The grant commencement date for Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 July 2023. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2023 is 1 January 2024. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

FT23– eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2008 and 1 March 2018; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2008 and 1 March 2018. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each are in Table 6 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2021 edition).

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2024

  • The grant commencement date for Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 July 2024. This date is when grant funding may commence.
  • The active project assessment date for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2024 is 1 January 2025. This date is used to consider project and application limits per named participant.

FT24– eligibility PhD:

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2009 and 1 March 2019; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2009 and 1 March 2019. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each are in Table 5 of the Discovery Program Grant Guidelines – Fellowships (2023 edition).
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