ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships

Status Closed

The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • ensure that outstanding mid-career researchers are recruited and retained, by Administering Organisations in continuing academic positions;
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines;
  • support research in national priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia; and
  • strengthen Australia’s research capacity by supporting innovative, internationally competitive research.

A Future Fellowship may be requested and/or awarded at one of three salary levels and salary-related (on-cost) funding, and will be funded for four years on a full-time basis.

An Administering Organisation may be awarded up to $50,000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, consumables, travel, and field research directly related to the Future Fellow's research.    

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jan Zwar 

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

MGSM Research Office
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2018:

These are indicative dates from the ARC and are subject to change

ARC Funding Rules released: August 2017
ARC opening date in RMS: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Request Not to Assess due at RO: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Request Not to Assess due at ARC: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Research Office compliance check deadline: Wednesday 8 November 2017
ARC closing date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Rejoinders: TBA
Outcomes expected: TBA

EOI for the Faculty of Science and Engineering for funding commencing in 2018 - Updated 17 July 2017
EOIs for the other faculties will open in August 2017


Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants & FAQ's
RMS Information
Sample Application Form
Eligibility Exemption Requests
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy | v2014.3 | FAQs | Eligibility Examples

MQ FT17 Advice Toolkit - v2
MQ FT17 Budget Calculator
MQ Career Interruption Eligibility Exemption Request Template
Summary of MQ ERA 2015 Outcomes
Guide to Determining Journal Impact Factor, Quartile and Publication Percentile
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist
Contacts Information and Compliance
Ms Belle Chinchen
Research Proposals Leader
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4877

Strategic Advice
Dr Ross Hill
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737
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