Under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiatives scheme, the Australian Government will support the Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) for funding commencing in 2020. 

Up to $56 million in total funding for up to seven years, will be available to support a range of research projects.  

The objectives of the SRIEAS grant opportunity are to:

  1. support excellent research in identified Australian Antarctic science priority research themes;  
  2. contribute to a coordinated and collaborative approach to Antarctic, Subantarctic and Southern Ocean research that builds on Australia’s existing capability in this area; 
  3. build Australian research capacity in this area by supporting researchers of the highest international standing as well as high quality postdoctoral researchers and research students; and
  4. advance Australia’s capabilities and knowledge in Antarctic research.

All accountable authorities and officials must use GrantConnect to publish all Grant Opportunities, all Grant Opportunity Guidelines and all addenda/alterations.

The ARC will no longer publish Grant Opportunity Guidelines (formerly known as Funding Rules) on our website.

The Grant Guidelines for the Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 2020 are now available on GrantConnect.

While the Grant Guidelines are available to view, you will need to sign in or create a User Registration account  in GrantConnect to access all relevant documentation for Grant Opportunities.

For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the ARC GrantConnect information page or the GrantConnect website

Key Documents and Information for the Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS) 2020

Applications seeking ARC funding must address the Australian Government’s Antarctic science priority research themes. For additional information please review the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan and the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan available on the Australian Antarctic Division website.