Discovery Projects

Status: DP19 OPEN

Internal deadlines

ADRs/IFM Director to send list of supported applicants + assessors to DR GrantsMby cob 9th October 2017
Email to Deakin Research Grants
DR Grants advises applicants & assessors of internal processes M 11th October 2017
DP19 scheme opens in RMSN/A13th November 2017
Booking system opens for compliance sessionsM1st December 2017
All Faculty/IFM assessments must be complete for distribution to applicants M By 15th December 2017
Booking system closes for compliance sessionsM15th December 2017
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M From 22nd January 2018 
Certification forms M From 22nd January 2018 
Email to Deakin Research Grants
Requests Not to Assess O 31st January 2017
Email to Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The objectives of the Discovery Projects scheme are to:

  • Support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams.
  • Encourage research and research training in high-quality research environments.
  • Enhance international collaboration in research.
  • Expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability.
  • Enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

How to apply

  • If your Faculty/IFM supports your application, DR Grants will liaise with you and your internal assessors regarding the University process

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 pa.

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