ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships

StatusExpression of Interest Open

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 2019:

Macquarie University EOI open: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Macquarie University EOI deadline: 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 5 September 2018

For funding commencing in 2018:

Outcomes expected: Mid 2018

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

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
  • 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.

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
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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