ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher funding rules available

24 February 2011

The ARC has released the funding rules for the new Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

Once the application forms are made available by the ARC the Sydney instructions will be distributed.

The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.

Researchers who have been awarded a PhD within five years or, commensurate with significant career interruption for maternity or parental leave; carer's responsibility; illness; international post doctoral studies; or non-research employment have been awarded a PhD within eight years, of the closing date for the scheme are eligible to apply.

It is anticipated that up to 200, three year Awards of up to $125,000 per annum, may be awarded for funding commencing in 2012.

Closing dates:

  • Internal closing date: 27 April 2011
  • External closing date: 18 May 2011

Contact: Joanne Elliot