Future Fellowships

Status: FT19 ROUND

Internal deadlines

Nomination form due to Research Office M 18th July 2018
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FT19 scheme opens in RMSN/AEarly October 2018 TBC
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M Mid/Late October 2018 TBC
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
Certification forms M Mid/Late October 2018 TBC
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Request not to assess O Mid/Late October 2018 TBC
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O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • ensure that outstanding mid-career researchers are recruited and retained by Admin organisations in continuing academic positions
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines
  • support research in Science and Research Priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social, health 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.

Note this information is based on the FT18 Funding Rules, the FT19 Funding Rules have not yet been released by the ARC.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Rules for schemes under the Discovery Program (2018 edition) and Instructions to Applicants 2019. Note the FT19 Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants have not yet been released by the ARC.
  2. Complete the Nomination form if competitive.
  3. Submit Request Not to Assess if applicable via email to research-grants@deakin.edu.au
  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. Go to GrantConnect to register for a login.

Please note: the documents for ARC Future Fellowship have not yet been released by the ARC and are not yet available on GrantConnect. 

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

ARC documents

Templates, forms and tools

    Templates and Certification Form(s) - note these will be available once the ARC release the Instructions to Applicants for FT19

    Zip file for the Templates and Certification Form

    Templates provided in the zip file are:

    • C1 Project Description
    • C3 Strategic alignment statement (Guidance Sheet and Template)
    • D6 ROPE - Academic career - impact and contributions
    • D7i ROPE - Publication context and contribution
    • D7ii ROPE - Publication list
    • D8 ROPE - Ten career best academic research outputs
    • D17 Eligibility - Academic level justification
    • F1 Justification of Future Fellowship non-salary funding from ARC
    • F2 Details of Aministering Organisation contributions
    • G1 Research support for all participants
    • G2 Statements on Progress for ARCp-funded Projects

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