Future Fellowships

Status: FT18 ROUND

Internal deadlines

Nomination form due to Research Office M 5th July 2017
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FT18 scheme opens in RMSN/A2nd October 2017
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M 25th October 2017
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
Certification forms M 25th October 2017
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Request not to assess O 1st November 2017
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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 (refer A7.2 and C8.2 of the Funding Rules).

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Rules for schemes under the Discovery Program (2017 edition) and Instructions to Applicants 2018.
  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

Templates, forms and tools

    Templates and Certification Form(s)

    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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