Future Fellowships

Status: FT20 ROUND

Internal deadlines

Nomination form due to Research Office M Monday 2 September 2019
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FT20 scheme opens in RMSN/AWednesday 9 October 2019
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M 9am Monday 28 October 2019
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
C2: Statement by the Administrating Organisation Draft         M9am Monday 28 October 2019
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Certification forms M 9am Monday 28 October 2019
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Request not to assess O Wednesday 6 November 2019
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O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The Future Fellowships scheme objectives are to:

  1. support excellent basic and applied research and research training by outstanding
    mid-career researchers to be recruited and retained by universities in continuing
    academic positions;
  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 Future Fellowships scheme are:

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

Funding amounts

A Future Fellowship may be requested at one of three salary levels. An administering organisation may be awarded up to $60,000 of project funding per annum.

How to apply

  1. Read the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2019) and Instructions to Applicants 2020.
  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.