ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships


The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research and research training by outstanding mid-career researchers to be recruited and retained by universities in continuing academic positions;
  • support national and international research collaboration; and
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas.

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 $60,000 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 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
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human 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

Macquarie Business School
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Key Dates

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.

  • Applications must be submitted to the Research Services Pre Award team by the MQ submission date.
  • View further information on deadlines, processes and FAQs.
  • Applications that do not have a Pure record and/or do not have all the appropriate approvals in Pure (Head of Department [HoD] and Associate Dean Research [ADR]) will not be submitted to the external funding body.

For funding commencing in 2020:

Macquarie University EOI open: Friday 7 June 2019
Macquarie University EOI deadline: 5 pm (AEST) Thursday 15 August 2019
Release of ARC Grant Guidelines: Tuesday 8 October 2019
ARC opening date in RMS: Wednesday 9 October 2019
Macquarie University submission date: Wednesday 23 October 2019 - All complete applications and requests not to assess must be submitted internally by this date. Consult your Faculty Research Office for specific submission instructions.
Research Services submission to ARC: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Rejoinder period: Thursday 5 March 2020 to Thursday 19 March 2020
Outcomes expected: Third Quarter 2020

ARC dates are indicative and are subject to change



Future Fellowship EOI for funding commencing in 2020

Due by 5 pm (AEST) Thursday 15 August 2019.

Note: Although the EOI deadline has now passed, if you wish to be considered as an ARC Future Fellowship Candidate through Macquarie University in the 2020 round, please discuss your plan with your relevant Faculty contact (see above) who will advise you on the late EOI submission process.

Before completing your EOI, please note the following:

  • Responses must be submitted using this form
  • Chrome is the recommended browser for completing this EOI to ensure compatibility with the form
  • Responses can only contain plain text. Rich text and images cannot be entered into this form.
  • Your responses will only be recorded once you click "Submit" on the final page of this form
  • It is recommended that you download the form template ( and complete your EOI in Word before completing this online form. You will not be able to complete this online form in stages. You can only save this online form once it is fully complete.
  • You will receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your responses once you submit the form
  • If you receive this error message when trying to submit your form, “Your response is too large, try shortening some answers”, please email your list of research outputs as a PDF to and in Part J of this form only write, "Research output list emailed to"
  • EOIs that are incomplete will be ruled ineligible
  • Applicants who are not currently on a continuing appointment at Macquarie University may be required to sit for an interview. Such applicants will proceed to the full application stage should their interview be successful and their EOI be approved.

EOIs will be assessed within faculties and those deemed competitive will advance to the full application stage.


Grant Opportunity Information
Grant Opportunity Documents (e.g. Instructions to Applicants; GrantConnect login required)
RMS Information
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy

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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 Manager
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 18 Mar 2020 2:17pm

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