Note:

  1. These are approximate dates and are subject to change.
  2. Scheme timelines for 2019-20 are in italics
  3. For all schemes except Linkage Projects 2019 the closing time for all Requests Not to Assess, Applications Close and Rejoinders is 5.00pm Canberra time on the dates provided.

Key dates for ARC Centres of Excellence 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 22 May 2018
  • Expressions of Interest (EOI)
    • Application period: 25 May 2018 to 4 July 2018
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 20 June 2018
    • Rejoinder period: 28 August 2018 - 6 September 2018  
  • Full Application 
    • Application period: 12 October 2018 to 19 December 2018
    • Rejoinder period: 22 March 2019 to 3 April 2019
    • Interviews: 28 May 2019 – 31 May 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

ARC Centres of Excellence 2020 Grant Guidelines - CoE2020

Documentation available via: ARC Centres of Excellence 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1281

Key dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019 
  • Applications Open: 9 October 2019 
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 20 November 2019 
  • Applications Close: 4 December 2019 
  • Rejoinders: 12 February 2020 to 25 February 2020 
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2020 

Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020 Grant guidelines

Documentation available via: Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO3055

Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020 grant application process  

Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 February 2019
  • Applications Close: 13 March 2019
  • Rejoinders: 20 June 2019 to 4 July 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Grant Guidelines—DE20

Documentation available via: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1742.

Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019 
  • Applications Open: 16 October 2019 
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 February 2020
  • Applications Close: 12 March 2020
  • Rejoinders: 24 June 2020 to 7 July 2020
  •  Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021 Grant Guidelines 

Documentation available via: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO3074

Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021 grant application process

Key dates for Discovery Indigenous 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 10 December 2018
  • Applications Open: 10 December 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 March 2019
  • Applications Close: 27 March 2019
  • Rejoinders: 13 June 2019 to 27 June 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

Discovery Indigenous 2020 Grant Guidelines – IN20

Documentation available via: Discovery Indigenous 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO2021

Key dates for Discovery Indigenous 2021

  • Release of Grant Guidelines:  8 October 2019 
  • Applications Open: 27 November 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 4 March 2020
  • Applications Close: 18 March 2020
  • Rejoinders: 12 June 2020 to 25 June 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020

Discovery Indigenous 2021 Grant Guidelines

Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2021 grant application process

Key dates for Discovery Projects 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 10 December 2018
  • Applications Open: 10 December 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 February 2019
  • Applications Close: 27 February 2019
  • Rejoinders: 12 June 2019 to 26 June 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

Discovery Projects 2020 Grant Guidelines – DP20

Documentation available via: Discovery Projects 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO2019

Key dates for Discovery Projects 2021

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019 
  • Applications Open: 13 November 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 12 February 2020
  • Applications Close: 26 February 2020
  • Rejoinders: 18 June 2020 to 1 July 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020

Discovery Projects 2021 Grant Guidelines

Important dates for Discovery Projects 2021 grant application process

Key dates for Future Fellowships 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 September 2018
  • Applications Open: 15 October 2018
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 7 December 2018
  • Applications Close: 21 December 2018
  • Rejoinders: 9 April 2019 to 24 April 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2019

Future Fellowships 2019 Grant Guidelines—FT19

Documentation available via: Future Fellowships 2019 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO1740

Key dates for Future Fellowships 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019 
  • Applications Open: 9 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 November 2019 
  • Applications Close: 27 November 2019
  • Rejoinders: 5 March 2020 to 19 March 2020 
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2020 

Future Fellowships 2020 Grant guidelines

Documentation available via: Future Fellowships 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO3053

Important dates for Future Fellowships 2020 grant application process

Key dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 27 September 2019
  • Applications Open: 4 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 November 2019
  • Applications Close: 11 December 2019
  • Rejoinders: 26 February 2020 to 12 March 2020 
  •  Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2020 

Industrial Transformation Research Program 2020 Grant Guidelines – ITRP2020

Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Research Centres 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View GO3021 

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2020 grant application process

Key dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 27 September 2019
  • Applications Open: 4 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 November 2019
  • Applications Close: 11 December 2019
  • Rejoinders: 26 February 2020 to 12 March 2020 
  • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2020 

Industrial Transformation Research Program 2020 Grant Guidelines – ITRP2020

Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2020 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO3022

Important dates for Industrial Transformation Training Hubs 2020 grant application process

Key dates for Linkage Projects 2019

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 21 December 2018
  • Applications open: 21 December 2018
  • Applications close: 19 December 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: At time of application submission
  • Rejoinders: Due to the continuous application process, there is not a fixed time for rejoinders. The research office will be notified two weeks in advance of the rejoinder opening for an application and applicants will have approximately one week to complete the rejoinder after opening.
  • Anticipated announcement: Approximately six months from the application submission date*

The Grant Guidelines and Grant Opportunity for LP19 (GO2093) are now available on GrantConnect. 

Key dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2020

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 11 January 2019
  • Applications Open: 23 January 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 6 March 2019
  • Applications Close: 20 March 2019
  • Rejoinders: 5 June 2019 to 19 June 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

The Grant Guidelines and Grant Opportunity for LE20 (GO2162) are now available on GrantConnect.  

Key dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2021

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: TBC
  • Applications Open: 29 January 2020
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 18 March 2020
  • Applications Close: 1 April 2020
  • Rejoinders: 1 July 2020 to 15 July 2020 
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020

Key dates for Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 2020

  • Forecast Opportunity: 18 March 2019
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 18 March 2019
  • Applications Open: 20 March 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 22 May 2019
  • Applications Close: 5 June 2019
  • Rejoinders: 25 July 2019 to 8 August 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2019

Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 2020 Grant Guidelines – SR2020

Documentation available via: Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 2020 Current Grant Opportunity view—GO2434

Current and upcoming funding schemes with relevant indicative dates for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are available on their Funding Calendar