Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards 2017

Funded by: Australian Research Council

Key information

The ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.

  • Introduction to Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards: A summary of key information about Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, aimed at applicants who are new to this Scheme.

  • What's new for Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards 2017?: A summary of changes that have occurred since the last round, aimed at researchers who have had prior experience with the Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards Scheme.

Getting started

  1. Contact your College Research Office to advise them of your intent to submit an application

    Each College deals with a different volume of applications, offers different services and has a different internal deadline. Please contact your College Research Office as soon as possible to ensure that you are informed of internal deadlines and recieve any resources that are available to support you in preparing your application. Please note: All communication with the ARC must be done through the Research Services Division so please contact your College if you have any questions.

  2. Start your proposal in ARC's Research Management System (RMS)

    Applications for Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards are expected to open in RMS on the 3rd of February 2016. To ensure that you receive any updates from the ARC about this scheme please start a proposal under DECRA17 in RMS. Please note that you must enter the ANU as the Administering Organisation in section A1 of the application. If you do not have an RMS account please request a new account.

For Research Administrators 


ANU RSD Request Not to Assess Deadline

Requests Not to Assess are due to RSD by 5pm, 1 March (Tuesday) 2016

Updated February 2016

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