The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides grant funding to support research projects led by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researcher. The Discovery Indigenous scheme objectives are to: 

  • support excellent basic and applied research and research training by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers as individuals and as teams;
  • support national and international research collaboration;
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas; and
  • support and retain established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers in higher education institutions.

The intended outcomes of the Discovery Indigenous scheme are:

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

The Discovery Indigenous scheme was established in 2012 and replaced the Discovery Indigenous Researcher Development scheme that ran from 2002 to 2011. More information about the Discovery Indigenous scheme can be found here. Documents relating to the Discovery Indigenous Researcher Development scheme are now located at Previous Schemes.

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To note: this data is correct as of 03/05/2021, and only includes grants announced as of this date.

While due care has been taken in its preparation, the ARC cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information.

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