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ARC Future Fellowships

Information about applying for an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

The aim of Future Fellowships is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia.

Funding body

  • Australian Research Council

Key dates

  • Release of funding rules: 22 September 2016
  • Proposals open: 18 October 2016
  • Request not to assess close: 23 November 2016
  • Proposals close: 7 December 2016
  • Rejoinders: TBC
  • Announcement: October/November 2017

Aim

  • The aim of Future Fellowships is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia.
  • Preference will be given to those researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration across industry and/or research institutions and/or with other disciplines.
  • Future Fellowships will aim to encourage outstanding Australian researchers currently based overseas to return to Australia.

Eligibility

  • For the purposes of the Future Fellowships scheme, mid-career researchers are researchers who have between five and 15 years research experience since the award of their PhD (or equivalent research qualification) at the closing time of submission of proposals.
  • Applications must comply with the ARC Medical Policy.

Funding

  • Funded for four years up to $210,120 per annum.  Additional funding of up to $50,000 per year may be used for infrastructure, equipment, travel and relocation costs directly related to the Future Fellow's research.

Application process

  1. Some faculties request expressions of interest from potential candidates, for example the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Check with the Associate Dean Research in your faculty for details of their process.
  2. Contact the Research Grants and Contracts office about how to apply for an ARC scheme and prepare a proposal before you start.
  3. Read the ARC Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  4. Submission of Eligibility Exemption Request - (now closed) (if applicable) by due date.
  5. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date.
  6. Complete ARC FT16 Written Evidence.
  7. Submit complete final application by final application due date along with non assessor form (if applicable).

Future Fellowships contacts

Strategic advice

Research development - all disciplines
Arts and humanities, social and political science or economics and business

Assistance with completing the application

Research Grants and Contracts
For post-award assistance
For variations and transfers

RMS