Early Career Industry Fellowships 2025

Status: Open for nomination

Internal timelines - Dates for IE25 TBC

'round expected to open September 2024 and close early November 2024’


On-line NOIS form due to Research OfficeM1st August 2024
IE25  scheme opens in RMSn/aSeptember 2024
Final application submitted to Research Office via RMS for compliance checkingMOctober 2024
Request not to assess due to ROODate to be confirmed


Overview - based on Industry Fellowships Program (IFP) Grant Guidelines

The Industry Fellowship Program (IFP) is funded under the ARC's Linkage Program. The primary goal of the IFP is to create a pathway to support academic researchers in establishing careers in industry, and industry-based researcher to work in university settings, with the aim of increased two-way mobility and skill building in research collaboration, translation and commercialisation.

Early Career Industry Fellowships:

  • develop the industry collaboration skills of early career researchers;
  • support early career researchers to achieve translatable and/or commercialisable outcomes.

Funding amounts

Up to 50 Early Career Industry Fellowships may be awarded.
Salary and Salary related on-costs of $109,079 per year for 1-3 consecutive years.

Projects costs up to $150,000 may be requested over the duration of the grant.

How to apply

  1. Read the Grant Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants and FAQ's
  2. Intending applicants should contact Deakin Research – Innovations to discuss their application and their potential Key Industry partner.
  3. Liaise with your mentor and complete the on-line NOIS form.
  4. At NOIS close date, DR Grants will liaise with your faculty/centre to confirm your approval to proceed with submission
  5. Applicants will receive further information on the next steps in the process from DR Grants
  6. Contact the Deakin Library team via this form to assist with Research Metrics.
  7. Applicants to commence application in the ARC Research Management System – RMS. IE25 will open in RMS early September 2024
  8. Use the Deakin University templates provided below and liaise with the DR-Grants ARC team as necessary
  9. Complete submission of your application via RMS to the Research Office for compliance checking by Early October 2024.

Documents and information

The ARC will no longer publish scheme specific documentation on its website, but will make these available through GrantConnect. Links to scheme specific documents can be found below.

ARC documents, templates, forms and tools

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.

ARC Documents

Industry Fellowship Grant Guidelines

Instructions to Applicants (IE25)

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs (IE25)

Sample form

DRAFT ARC Funding Agreement IFP 2025

Letter of Industry Partner Organisation Certification

ARC Policies

Templates, forms and tools

Templates, certification forms and other resources are available below, or will be made available as relevant information is released by the ARC.


  • D1 Assessment criteria
  • E10 CV
  • F2 Justification of ARC funding
  • F3 Details of non-ARC contributions
  • G3 Letter of Industry Partner Organisation Certification

Other Resources: