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.

    Note:

    1. These are approximate dates and are subject to change. 
    2. Scheme timelines for future funding rounds are in italics
    3. 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.

    Key dates for Discovery Indigenous 2023 

    • Applications Open: 24 November 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 2 March 2022 
    • Applications Close: 16 March 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 27 May 2022 to 14 June 2022
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    Discovery Indigenous 2023 Grant Guidelines 

    Documentation available via: Discovery Indigenous 2023 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO5268 

    Important dates for Discovery Indigenous 2023 grant application process 

    Key dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 

    • Applications Open: 3 November 2021
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 5 January 2022 
    • Applications Close: 19 January 2022 
    • Rejoinders:  21 March 2022 to 1 April 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement:  Third Quarter 2022

    Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 Grant Guidelines  

    Documentation available via: Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO5052

    Important dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 grant application process

    Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 

    • Applications Open: 4 November 2021
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 18 January 2022
    • Applications Close: 2 February 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 28 April 2022 to 12 May 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement:  Fourth Quarter 2022

    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 Grant Guidelines 

    Documentation available via: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO5056

    Important dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 grant application process

    Key dates for Future Fellowships 2022 

    • Applications Open: 2 November 2021
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 1 December 2021
    • Applications Close:  15 December 2021
    • Rejoinders:  16 March 2022 to 29 March 2022
    • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2022

    Future Fellowships 2022 Grant Guidelines

    Documentation available via: Future Fellowships 2022 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO5085

    Important dates for Future Fellowships 2022 grant application process

    Key dates for Discovery Projects 2022

    • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
    • Applications Open: 11 November 2020
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 10 February 2021
    • Applications Close: 24 February 2021
    • Rejoinders: 8 June 2021 to 22 June 2021
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2021

    Discovery Projects 2022 Grant Guidelines 

    Documentation available via: Discovery Projects 2022 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO4502

    Important dates for Discovery Projects 2022 grant application process

    Key dates for Linkage Projects 2021 

    • Applications open: 18 December 2020 
    • Applications close: 17 December 2021 

    There are three assessment rounds for applications for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021. Applications can be submitted at any time between 18 December 2020 and 17 December 2021 and will be assessed within one of three assessment rounds:  

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 1 

    • Applications close: 13 April 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess close: 13 April 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 16 June 2021 to 29 June 2021 
    • Announcement: 22 December 2021

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 2 

    • Applications close: 16 August 2021  
    • Request Not to Assess close: 16 August 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 6 October 2021 to 19 October 2021 
    • Anticipated announcement: February 2022 (Approximately six months from the application closing date for this round) 

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 3 

    • Applications close: 17 December 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess close: 17 December 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 2 March 2022 to 15 March 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: June 2022 (Approximately six months from the application closing date for this round) 

    Linkage Projects 2021 Grant Guidelines – LP2021  

    Documentation available via: Linkage Projects 2021 Current Grant Opportunity View—GO4564

    Important dates for Linkage Projects 2021 grant application process 

    Key dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2022 

    • Release of Grant Guidelines: 23 July 2021
    • Applications Open: 6 August 2021 (originally4 August 2021 )
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 1 October 2021 (originally 29 September 2021)
    • Applications Close: 15 October 2021 (originally 13 October 2021)
    • Rejoinders: 5 January 2022 to 18 January 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2022 

    Linkage Program Grant Guidelines (2021 Edition) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Industrial Transformation Training Centres 

    Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Training Centres Grant Opportunity View  – GO4993

    Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Program 2022 grant application process

    Key dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2022 

    • Release of Grant Guidelines: 23 July 2021
    • Applications Open: 6 August 2021 (originally4 August 2021 )
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 1 October 2021 (originally 29 September 2021)
    • Applications Close: 15 October 2021 (originally 13 October 2021)
    • Rejoinders: 5 January 2022 to 18 January 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2022 

    Linkage Program Grant Guidelines (2021 Edition) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

    Documentation available via: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Grant Opportunity View – GO4995

    Important dates for Industrial Transformation Research Program 2022 grant application process 

    Key dates for ARC Centres of Excellence 2023

    • Expression of Interest (EOI) period
      • EOI Open: 1 June 2021 
      • EOI Close: 21 July 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 7 July 2021
    • EOI Rejoinder period: 23 September 2021 to 7 October 2021
    • Full application period
      • Applications Open: 15 December 2021
      • Applications Close: 23 March 2022 
    • Rejoinder period: 25 May 2022 to 9 June 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    ARC Centres of Excellence 2023 Grant Guidelines - CoE2023

    Documentation for full applications is available via: ARC Centres of Excellence 2023 Current Grant Opportunity View – GO5323

    Important dates for ARC Centres of Excellence 2023 grant application process

    Key dates for Discovery Projects 2023 

    • Applications Open: to be advised
    • Request Not to Assess Close: to be advised 
    • Applications Close: to be advised
    • Rejoinders: to be advised
    • Anticipated announcement: to be advised

    Key dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2023 

    • Applications Open: 27 January 2022 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 23 March 2022 
    • Applications Close: 6 April 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 13 July 2022 to 26 July 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    ​​​​Key dates for Linkage Projects 2022

    Applications for Linkage Projects 2022 will not open during the December/January university break. Updated Grant Guidelines are expected to be released in early 2022.

    The ARC will update the Grants Calendar on the ARC website when more information about dates for Linkage Projects 2022 becomes available, as well as communicating this through the ARC’s social media channels.