Discovery Projects

Discovery Projects

Funding Body

Australian Research Council

Key Dates

Applications open: December 2014
Internal closing date (draft applications): 11 February 2015
Request  not to assess: 18 February 2015
Internal closing date (final applications): 25 February 2015
Applications due at ARC: 4 March 2015

Internal closing date (Rejoinders): 9.00am, 29 June 2015


Applications may be made for project costs only. International Collaboration Awards (ICAs) may be requested for up to two researchers (CIs or PIs).

Minimum $30,000 and maximum $500,000 per year funding, for up to 5 years.

Application Process

  1. Read How to apply for an ARC scheme and Prepare a proposal before you start.
  2. Read the ARC Funding Rules
  3. Read the ARC's summary of changes to Discovery funding rules for 2016
  4. Read the ARC Instructions to Applicants and USydney DP16 Administration Guide when available
  5. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  6. Submit Request not to Assess form by due date
  7. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form and Written evidence proforma (PDF)
  8. Submit complete final application by internal closing date


ARC resources

University of Sydney resources