Discovery Projects

Status: DP22

Internal deadlines

ADRs / IFM / IISRI / A2I2 Director to send list of supported applicants to DR GrantsMTuesday 6th October 2020
Email to Deakin Research Grants
Booking system opens for compliance sessionsMTBC, Late November 2020
DP22 scheme opens in RMSN/AWednesday 11 November 2020
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M TBC, Approx. Wednesday 20 January 2021
Certification forms M Wednesday 27 January 2021
Email to Deakin Research Grants
Requests Not to Assess O Wednesday 3 February 2021
Email to Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The Discovery Projects scheme objectives are to:

  1. support excellent basic and applied research and research training by individuals and teams;
  2. support national and international research collaboration; and
  3. enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas.

The intended outcomes of the Discovery Projects scheme are:

  1. expanded knowledge base and research capacity in Australia; and
  2. economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia.

How to apply

  1. If you intend to apply for DP22, 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/Institute supports your application, DR Grants will liaise with you directly regarding the University process.

Documents and information

Additional information can be found on the ARC website.

ARC documents

* Please note, these documents are not yet available. These will be updated as they become available from the ARC.

ARC Policies

Templates, forms and tools

  • Template - Part D1-DP22 Project Description
  • Template - Part E2-DP22 ARC Budget Justification
  • Template - Part E3-DP22 Non-ARC Budget Justification
  • Template - Part F5-DP22 Research Load
  • Template - Part F17-DP22 ROPE Academic Career Opportunities
  • Zip file - templates and certification form
  • Certification Form - all participants
  • Deakin University Salary Calculator
  • Guidance Sheet for Completing ARC Project Budgets

Please note, documents for DP22 submissions will be developed as information becomes available from the ARC.