ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

Funded by: Australian Research Council

Key information

Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Commonwealth's commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.

The objectives of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme are to:

  • attract and retain outstanding research and research leaders of international reputation
  • support ground-breaking, internationally competitve research
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nuture early-career researchers
  • forge strong links among researchs, the international research community and/or industry
  • expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Getting started

1.  Each College deals with a different volume of applications, offers different services and has a different internal deadline.

  • Contact your College Research Office to advise of your intent to submit an application.
  • Ensure you are informed of internal deadlines and obtain any resources available to support you in preparing your application. 
  • Please note: The Research Services Division (RSD) is the single point of contact with the ARC. If you have any questions, contact your College Research Office (links below).

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

  • Applications for Australian Laureate Fellowships typically open in RMS in late September and close in early November of each year.
  • To ensure that you receive any updates from the ARC about this scheme, please visit the ARC website or follow the ARC on Twitter.
  • 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.

External Applicants:  For information on how to apply for the Australian Laureate Fellowship through the Australian National University please contact

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Updated May 2019

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