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ARC and NHMRC schemes

Government funding to pursue your research

Find key dates, contacts and links to Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council funding schemes. Our specialist staff can help you with the funding process.

ARC schemes

ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in research areas of national priority.

Internal Expression of Interest (EOI): In preparation for the ARC's next EOI call, the Research Portfolio now calls for EOIs from University of Sydney researchers who will submit for a Centre to be based here, or who will be involved in an EOI at another university.

ARC EOI: 14 May 2018 - 20 June 2018
ARC deadline: 19 September 2018 - 28 November 2018
Contact: Roy McBurney

ARC Discovery Projects provide funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.

Internal deadline: 31 January 2018
Request not to assess: 7 February 2018
ARC deadline: 21 February 2018
Contact: Sherridan Blackman

The ARC Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to Administering Organisations to support research programmes led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research capacity of higher degree research and early career researchers.

Internal deadline: 7 March 2018
Request not to assess: 13 March 2018
ARC deadline: 28 March 2018
Contact: Sherridan Blackman

The Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

IT Research Hubs (ITRH) is a scheme that will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes that are not independently realisable.

IT Training Centres (ITTC) is a scheme that will foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training for the end-user focused research industries vital to Australia's future.

NOW CLOSED
Last round deadline: 
29 November 2017
Contact: Sherridan Blackman

The ARC Linkage Projects scheme promotes national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders in research and innovation including higher education institutions, government, business, industry and end-users. Proposals must include at least one Partner Organisation who must make a contribution in cash and/or in kind to the project. The combined Partner Organisation contributions for a Proposal (i.e. the total of the cash and in-kind contributions of the Partner Organisations) must at least match the total funding requested from the ARC.

ARC deadline: 15 December 2017
Announcement: Approximately 6 months from the proposal submission date
Contact: Sherridan Blackman

The ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations, allowing expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities to be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.

Internal deadline: 7 March 2018
Request not to assess: 
14 March 2018
ARC deadline: 
28 March 2018
Contact: 
Jane Zhang

The ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme is open to outstanding researchers of international repute and encourages proposals involving Australian or international researchers. The scheme provides project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related support for up to 5 years.

NOW CLOSED
Last round deadline: 
9 November 2017
Contact: 
David Boyd

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) provide focused support for researchers and aims to create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. The scheme provides a contribution towards salary and project costs for up to three years. 

Internal deadline: 9 March 2018
ARC deadline
: 14 March 2018
Contact:
 Anu George

ARC Future Fellowships aim to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers. The scheme provides salary support and non-salary funding for costs including personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the research, for up to 4 years.

NOW CLOSED
Last round deadline: 
22 November 2017
Contact: 
David Boyd

NHMRC schemes

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) scheme will provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

NOW CLOSED
Last round deadline: 
6 December 2017
Contact: Sherridan Blackman

NHMRC Development Grants provide funding support financial support to individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable timeframe. Applicants must secure at least one industry/commercial partner and as part of the application to demonstrate how the industry/commercial partner/s will contribute to, and be involved in the advancement of the proposed Development Grant.

Minimum data deadline: 24 January 2018
NHMRC deadline: 7 February 2018
Contact: Jane Zhang

NHMRC Partnership Projects provide funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Applications open: 
17 January 2018
Minimum data deadline: 
28 March 2018
NHMRC deadline: 
11 April 2018 
Contact: 
Jane Zhang

NHMRC Project Grants are aimed at research proposals that describe the investigation of a new research idea/s. The proposal must support a particular set of aims and the budget must be directed to those aims, and must be between one and five years.

Minimum data deadline: 14 Feburary 2018
Internal deadline: 9 March 2018
NHMRC deadline: 14 March 2018
Contact:
 Roy McBurney

 

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships are highly competitive, four year fellowships that provide support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers in each Fellowship category.

Internal deadline: 2 March 2018
NHMRC deadline: 7 March 2018
Contact: Anu George

NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships are five year, part-time fellowships for clinicians, public health or health service professionals to engage in research related to their professional activities.

Internal deadline: 
25 January 2018
NHMRC deadline: 31 January 2018
Contact: Roy McBurney

NHMRC Research Fellowships are five year fellowships supporting leading health and medical researchers in full-time research. The scheme aims to foster an intellectual environment which supports capacity building and knowledge creation in Australia. 

Internal deadline: 
25 January 2018
NHMRC deadline: 31 January 2018
Contact: Anu George

NHMRC Early Career Fellowships are offered for 4 years and are aimed at early career researchers of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career. ECFs provide for advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas.

Internal deadline: 
23 February 2018
NHMRC deadline: 28 February 2018
Contact: Anu George

NHMRC TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals, health care personnel, health systems personnel, health researchers and health policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.

Internal deadline: 
2 May 2018
NHMRC deadline: 23 May 2018
Contact: David Boyd