The Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2018 edition) have been updated on GrantConnect.

The updated Grant Guidelines now include the National Interest Test:

On 31 October 2018, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, announced a  ‘National Interest Test’ would be introduced for applications for funding under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) and that the new requirement would apply to all future grant rounds yet to open.

The National Interest Test will be applicable to the following schemes covered under the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2018 edition):

•    Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2020; and 
•    Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2020.

Applications for Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2020 are now open in the Research Management System (RMS). 
•    Discovery Projects applications will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on 27 February 2019
•    Discovery Indigenous applications will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on 27 March 2019

Key dates for these schemes have been updated on the Grants Calendar available on the ARC website.

Please note RMS has new functionality preventing any participant from submitting an application where they have an overdue Final Report for any ARC-funded projects.

All documentation for this grant opportunity can be found on GrantConnect. While grant guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation.

If you have any questions, please email arc-ncgp@arc.gov.au

For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the ARC GrantConnect information page or the GrantConnect website. Please note, while the Grant Guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation. 

If you have questions regarding the Grant Guidelines for this Program, please email arc-ncgp@arc.gov.au.

The updated timelines for ARC’s schemes are now available on the ARC Grants Calendar page.