DECRA Fellowships

Status: DECRA 2019

Internal deadlines

Supported Nomination Forms from Faculty/Institute M 14 July 2017 
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DECRA Workshop I * Date(s) / Location(s) - TBC
DE19 scheme opens in RMSn/a8th January 2018
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMSM14th February 2018
Via RMS - Submit to Research Office
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C3 Organisational Statement in Word format 14th February 2018
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Certification form M 14th February 2018
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Request Not to Assess O 21st February 2018
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O - Optional / M - Mandatory / I - Invitation only


A scheme for early career researchers (ECRs), which forms a part of the ARC's Discovery program.  The objectives of the scheme are to:

  1. Support excellent basic and applied research by ECRs.
  2. Advance promising ECRs and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways.
  3. Enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments.
  4. Expand Australia's knowledge base and research capabilities.
  5. Enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Note: DECRAs will be awarded for funding in 2019 for a period of up to 3 years on a full time-basis. A researcher may only apply for up to 2 DECRAs over the period in which they are eligible.

Funding amounts

Up to a maximum of $140,858 per year of funding. Per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $100,858 (inc. 30% on costs, based on $2017) and up to a maximum of $40,000 for project costs per year.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding RulesInstructions to Applicants and FAQs
  2. Liaise with your mentor and complete the Nomination Form.
  3. Forward the Nomination Form to your SRC/ADI-CG Director or Head of School/Department.
    • Faculty/IFM to send supported nomination forms to DR Grants by 14 July 2017
  4. DR Grants will send initial automated email to all supported applicants by 16th July 2017.
  5. Applicants will receive further information on the next steps in the process including DECRA Workshops.
  6. Applicants to commence application in the ARC Research Management System – RMS will open 8th January 2018.
  7. Use the Deakin University templates provided below and liaise with your Case Manager as necessary.
  8. Organise certification form.

Documents and information

Additional documentation can be found on the ARC website - Information for Applicants.

Please note: If requesting a PhD stipend from the ARC, request at $26,694 p.a. (based on 2017 amounts).

If you are including a PhD stipend as a Deakin cash contribution, the 2018 rate is $27,082.