Discovery Projects

Status: DP20

Internal deadlines

ADRs/IFM/IISRI Director to send list of supported applicants to DR GrantsM9am Wednesday 31 October 2018
Email to Deakin Research Grants
DR Grants advises applicants of internal processes M Early November 2018
Booking system opens for compliance sessionsMThursday 29 November 2018
DP20 scheme opens in RMSN/AMonday 10 December 2018
Booking system closes for compliance sessionsMMidday Monday 17 December 2018
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M From Tuesday 22 January 2019 
Certification forms M Tuesday 22 January 2019 
Email to Deakin Research Grants
Requests Not to Assess O Wednesday 6 February 2019
Email to Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The objectives of the Discovery Projects grant opportunity 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; and
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

How to apply

  1. If you intend to apply for DP20, please contact your Faculty/Institute/School Research Office at your earliest opportunity to discuss your application. They will advise you of their internal process.
  2. If your Faculty/IFM/IISRI supports your application, DR Grants will liaise with you in early November regarding the University process.

Documents and information

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

PhD Stipend:

Please note: Deakin Research will provide one PhD stipend per application provided the support and a clear role for the student are outlined in the proposal, the project is of 3 years duration or more and a member of the team has relevant supervisory experience.

  • Requests from Deakin - enter as a cash contribution - $27,596 pa.
  • Requests from the ARC - $27,094 pa.

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