Discovery Indigenous

Discovery Indigenous

Funding Body

Australian Research Council

Key Dates

Applications open: February 2016
Request not to assess: 17 March 2016
Internal closing date for draft applications and strategic statement: 16 March 2016
External closing date: 31 March 2016


Applications may be made for Project Costs only and for a Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA)

Level of funding: $30,000 - $500,000 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 the funding rules for 2016 (PDF)
  4. Submit Request not to Assess form
  5. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Kate Taylor and draft Strategic Statement  to Jenny Turner by internal closing date
  6. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  7. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form and ARC Written Evidence Proforma
  8. Complete the ARC Certification Proforma
  9. Submit complete final application by final application due date


ARC resources

University of Sydney resources