ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

Status Closed
Aim The objectives of the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme are to:
  • attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation;
  • support ground-breaking, internationally competitive research;
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers;
  • forge strong links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry;
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability;
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

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

The level of salary supplement that will be provided by the ARC for an Australian Laureate Fellow is AU$160,664 per annum, including 30 per cent on-costs.

In addition to the salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support, the ARC may provide:
       (a) additional funding for up to two postdoctoral research associates (PDRAs) for five years each;
       (b) up to two postgraduate researchers (PGRs) for four years each; and
       (c) project funding of up to A$300,000 per annum for up to five years.

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 Services 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 9607 (x9607), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jo Tuck

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

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2018:

ARC dates are indicative and are subject to change

ARC Funding Rules released: Friday 1 September 2017
ARC opening date in RMS: Thursday 28 September 2017
Faculty deadline: Thursday 12 October 2017
Request Not to Assess due at Research Services: Thursday 19 October 2017
Request Not to Assess due at ARC: Thursday 26 October 2017
Research Services compliance check deadline: Thursday 26 October 2017
ARC closing date: Thursday 9 November 2017
Rejoinders: Tuesday 27 February 2018 to Tuesday 13 March 2018
Outcomes expected: June 2018


Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants & FAQs
Sample Application Form
Request Not To Assess
RMS Information
ARC Medical Research Policy | v2017.1
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diem)
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist

Contacts Research Proposals Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193
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