Applications are now open in Research Management System (RMS) for the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) Program and will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 16 December 2020.

All documentation for the grant opportunities can be found on GrantConnect:

You will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation*. For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the ARC GrantConnect information page or the GrantConnect website

The key dates for this program are as below:

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 13 October 2020  
  • Applications Open: 27 October 2020 
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 2 December 2020
  • Applications Close: 16 December 2020
  • Rejoinders: 4 February 2021 to 17 February 2021
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2021

Further information about the program can be found on the ARC Research Grants Services: National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program page. Enquiries can be directed to

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