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The Grant Guidelines for the Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture scheme for funding commencing in 2020 are now available on GrantConnect. 

Key dates for these schemes are published on the Grants Calendar available on the ARC website.

Applications for the Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture scheme for funding commencing in 2020 will open in ARC's Research Management System (RMS) on Friday, 28 February 2020.

If you have questions regarding the Grant Guidelines for this scheme, please email


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.

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