ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
|Status||Expressions of interest open for funding commencing in 2022|
The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:|
A DECRA recipient may be awarded ARC funding of up to $154,316 per year of funding. The per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $104,316 (2019$), including 30% on-costs, and up to a maximum of $50,000 project costs. Salary and/or project costs will not be awarded separately.
Funding for a 2021 DECRA Project will commence effective 1 January 2021, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme and are available to provide strategic advice on your application. 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
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Business School
Changes to Eligibility for DVCR Co-Funding
Eligibility for the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by the Macquarie University submission date. Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding. In most cases, researchers request cash contributions, such as project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships and major equipment, from the DVCR via the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme to support their external funding applications. To be eligible to request this DVCR Co-Funding, grant applications must be submitted internally, via Pure, by the Macquarie University submission date.
ARC message on eligibility extension (1 May 2020): Due to the impacts of COVID-19 to early career researchers, the ARC has introduced a one year automatic eligibility extension for all researchers currently in their final year of eligibility. Researchers in their final year of eligibility for DECRA may choose to apply in 2020 (for DECRA 2022) within the existing eligibility timeframes or in 2021 (for DECRA 2023) utilising the automatic one-year extension. Final year applicants cannot apply in both rounds.
For funding commencing in 2022:
Release of ARC Grant Guidelines: Tuesday 8 October 2019
For funding commencing in 2021:
Outcomes expected: Fourth Quarter 2020
ARC dates are indicative and are subject to change
DECRA EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR FUNDING COMMENCING IN 2022
WORKSHOPS FOR FUNDING COMMENCING IN 2022
DECRA INFORMATION FOR FUNDING COMMENCING IN 2021
If you are an external applicant applying for a DECRA through Macquarie University, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to any of these resources.
|Contacts||Information and Compliance|
Research Proposals Team
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193
Dr Ross Hill
Research Development Manager
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737
Faculty Research Managers (contact details above):
Jan Zwar, Faculty of Arts
Kyle Ratinac, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Irina Zakoshanski, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Agnieszka Baginska, Macquarie Business School
Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 09 Jul 2020 9:24am