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

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 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 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 Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2021

  • The grant commencement date for the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 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 the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 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 Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2022

  • The grant commencement date for the 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 date for the 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 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 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 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 Projects 2021 

  • The grant commencement date for Discovery Projects 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 Projects 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 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 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