Research Division

ARC - Discovery Indigenous


Start Date

29th Mar 2017 9:00am

End Date

29th Mar 2017 5:00pm

Applicants are requested to provide their draft proposal to the Office of Research Services (ORS) by the 27 February 2017 to allow eligibility and grantsmanship review.

The Instructions to Applicants and Funding Rules are available on the ARC Discovery Indigenous page.

All ORS templates, will become available on the ORS Discovery Indigenous web page.

Key dates
Release of Funding Rules: 22 September 2016
Proposals open in RMS: 23 January 2017
Proposals due to ORS: 27 February 2017
Requests not to assess to ORS: 13 March 2017          
Certifications due to ORS: 13 March 2017                                                        
Requests not to assess to ARC: 15 March 2017   
Proposals submitted to ARC: 29 March 2017
Rejoinders: Approx. 8 weeks from submission to ARC*
Announcement: Approx. 6 months from submission to ARC*

*The ARC advise these dates are approximate and subject to change.

Major ARC Funding Rules Change – Active Projects
In the 2016 edition of the Discovery Programme and Linkage Programme Funding Rules, ARC have incorporated a definition of ‘Active Projects’: ‘a project that is receiving funding according to the terms of the original Funding Agreement, or has any carryover funds approved by the ARC, or an approved variation to the Project’s end date.

We strongly encourage all potential participants for open and upcoming schemes to check the end dates for all projects listed in their RMS profiles.

Checking your Active Project status: In order to assist with the determination of which projects are considered to be ‘Active Projects,’ ARC have made changes in the Research Management System (RMS) so that the ‘Current ARC Projects’ section of a participant’s RMS profile and the ‘Currently held ARC Projects’ proposal question displays the end date.

Development assistance with your proposal is available from your Research Hub.  Questions regarding the IN18 funding rules and ARC requirements may be directed to IN18 Scheme Leader