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Grants Calendar

In recognition of this challenging period some ARC grant opportunities have been delayed to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to prepare, consider and submit applications.

Following targeted consultation with the research sector, including through webinars, and outreach meetings, dates in this calendar have been amended to allow for quality applications whilst recognising many institutions have a year-end shut down.

Dates have been updated for the Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022, Future Fellowships 2022 and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2023 rounds.

Please also note:

  • Closing dates are staggered to allow applicants and university administrators adequate time to finalise applications.
  • Closing dates of the Australian Laureate Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award have been separated to allow processing time (for Research Offices and the ARC).
  • In recognition of year-end shut down, no applications close for 3 weeks from 20 December 2021.
  • Dates avoid overlap with other government grant rounds.
  • Early career researchers have been granted additional time, with applications extended until February 2022.


  1. These are approximate dates and are subject to change.
  2. For all schemes the closing time for Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5:00 pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations. Applications Open:  30 March 2022 Request Not to Assess Close: 18 May 2022 Applications Close: 1 June 2022 Rejoinders: 3 August 2022 to…

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The DECRA scheme provides research support for early career researchers in teaching and research, and research-only positions.  Applications Open: 19 October 2022 Request Not to Assess Close: 1 December 2022 Applications Close: 15 December 2022 Rejoinders: 30 March 2023 to 14 April 2023…

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Future Fellowships support excellent mid-career researchers to undertake high quality research in areas of national and international benefit. Applications Open: 5 October 2022 Request Not to Assess Close: 23 November 2022 Applications Close: 7 December 2022 Rejoinders: 15 March 2023 – 28…

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The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to excellence in research by supporting world-class researchers to conduct research in Australia. Applications Open: 14 September 2022 Request Not to Assess Close: 26 October 2022 Applications Close: 9…

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The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides grant funding to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers. Applications Open: 23 November 2022 Request Not to Assess Close: 1 March 2023 Applications Close: 16 March 2023 Rejoinders: 21 June 2023 to 4 July 2023 Anticipated announcement: …

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