Discovery Projects

Status: DP24

Internal deadlines

ADRs / IFM / IISRI/ ADI /A2I2 to send list of supported applicants to DR GrantsMThursday 27th October 2022
Email to Deakin Research Grants
Booking system opens for compliance sessionsMTBC
DP24 scheme opens in RMSN/AThursday 1st December  2022 (TBC)
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS M TBC
Certification forms M TBC
Request Not to Assess O


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 DP24, 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

  • Grant Guidelines
  • Instructions to applicants
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • ARC Guidance - Responding to the impact of COVID-19
  • Instructions for Adding Outputs in RMS
  • Submitting a Request not to Assess in RMS - User guide ** NEW PROCESS **

ARC Policies

Templates, forms and tools