ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships


The objectives of the Future Fellowships scheme are to:

  • support outstanding mid-career researchers to be recruited and retained by universities in continuing academic positions
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines
  • support research in Australian Government’s Science and Research Priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia
  • 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 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, 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 2019:

Macquarie University EOI open: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Macquarie University EOI deadline: 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 5 September 2018
Release of ARC Grant Guidelines: Thursday 20 September 2018
ARC opening date in RMS: Monday 15 October 2018
Macquarie University submission date: Friday 23 November 2018 - 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: Friday 21 December 2018
Rejoinder period: Thursday 11 April to Wednesday 24 April 2019
Outcomes expected: Third Quarter 2019

ARC dates are indicative and are subject to change



Future Fellowship EOI for funding commencing in 2019

Due by 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 5 September 2018. Please note that although the EIO deadline has now passed, if you wish to be considered as an ARC Future Fellowship Candidate through Macquarie University in the 2019 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:

  • Hard copies will NOT be accepted
  • Responses must be submitted using this 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 leave the publication list (Part J) empty and instead email your list of publications as a PDF to
  • You can edit your EOI after submitting your form up until the EOI due date
  • EOI's 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

MQ FT19 Advice Toolkit - v1
MQ FT19 Budget Calculator - v1
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)
Successful Grants Library
Pure Research Management System
Open Access and Funding Compliance
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 Manager
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737
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