ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships


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.

A Future Fellowship Candidate may be nominated on a maximum of three Future Fellowships Proposals over the period in which they are eligible.

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
Macquarie University EOI deadline: Wednesday 13 September 2017
ARC opening date in RMS: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Request Not to Assess due at Research Services: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Request Not to Assess due at ARC: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Eligibility exemption request due at Research Services: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Research Services compliance check deadline: Wednesday 8 November 2017
ARC closing date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Rejoinders: Tuesday 20 February 2018 to Tuesday 6 March 2018
Outcomes expected: May 2018


Due date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering - Updated 1 September 2017


Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants & FAQ's
RMS Information
Sample Application Form
Eligibility Exemption Requests
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy | v2017.1

MQ FT18 Advice Toolkit - v2
MQ FT18 Budget Calculator - v2
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)
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist
Advice on Writing your Rejoinder

ContactsInformation and Compliance
Research Proposals Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

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