Future Fellowships

Status: FT19 ROUND

Internal deadlines

Nomination form due to Research Office M 18th July 2018 - Now Closed
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FT19 scheme opens in RMSN/A15 October 2018
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M 9am Thursday 22 November 2018
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
C2: Statement by the Administrating Organisation Draft         MThursday 22 November 2018
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Certification forms M Thursday 22 November 2018
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Request not to assess O Friday 30 November 2018
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O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • support outstanding mid-career researchers to be recruited and retained by universities in continuing academic positions
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines
  • support research in Australian Government's Science and Research Priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia
  • strengthen Australia's research capacity by supporting innovative, internationally competitive research.

Funding amounts

A Future Fellowship may be requested at one of three salary levels. An administering organisation may be awarded up to $50,000 of non-salary funding per annum. Examples of how this funding is used includes support personnel, field research, equipment, travel and other costs directly related to the Future Fellow's research.

How to apply

  1. Read the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2018) and Instructions to Applicants 2019.
  2. Complete the Nomination form if competitive.
  3. Submit Request Not to Assess if applicable via email to Deakin Research Grants
  4. Commence your online application on RMS.
  5. Work with your case manager and use templates provided.
  6. Organise relevant certification forms.

Documents and information

The ARC will no longer publish scheme specific documents on its website, but will make these available through GrantConnect. Links to scheme specific documents can be found below.

Policies and Strategies can still be found on the ARC website.

Please note: If requesting a PhD stipend from the ARC, the rate is $27,094 pa. If you are including a PhD stipend as a Deakin cash contribution, the rate is $27,596 pa.