Australian Laureate Fellowship

Australian Laureate Fellowship

Funding Body

Australian Research Council

Key Dates

Applications open: 15 October 2015
Request not to assess/CI waiver: 12 November 2014
Internal closing date: 14 November 2014
Applications due at ARC: 26 November 2014


The Administering Organisation will appoint the Australian Laureate Fellow and provide a salary of a Level E professorial appointment (or equivalent), with the ARC providing the salary supplement.

In addition to the salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support, the ARC may provide:

  • additional funding for up to two postdoctoral research associates (for 5 years each);
  • up to two postgraduate researchers (for 4 years each); and
  • project funding of up to AUD$300,000 per annum, for up to 5 years). Requests for project funding may include additional PDRAs and PGRs.

Changes from FL14 to FL15 

With regards to clause A6.2.1 from the FL14 Funding Rules:


Within the Discovery Program a researcher can be funded for a maximum of:
A. two Projects as a CI, or
b. one ARC Fellowship or ARC Award, and one Project as a CI. 
These limits still apply in the FL15 Funding Rules however, successful Australian Laureate Fellows are now allowed to relinquish existing projects in order to comply with this limit should their Laureate proposal be successful. See clause A6.2.6 in the FL15 Funding Rules.

Application Process

  1. Read How to apply for an ARC scheme and Prepare a proposal before you start
  2. Read the ARC Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants
  3. Create application in RMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  4. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form
  5. Complete the ARC Certification Proforma
  6. Submit complete final application by final application due date along with Request not to assess form (if applicable)