ARC Discovery Projects 2019

Funded by: Australian Research Council

Key information

The Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.

The objectives of the Discovery Project scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
  • encourage research and research training in high-quality environments
  • enhance international collaboration in research
  • 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 deadlines.

  • Contact your College Research Office to advise of your intent to submit an application.
  • Ensure your are informed of internal deadlines and obtain any resources that are 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.

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

  • Applications for Discovery Projects opened in RMS on 13 November 2017 and closes on 21 February 2018.
  • To ensure that you receive any updates from the ARC about this scheme please start a proposal under DP19 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.

External Applicants: For information about how to apply for the ARC Discovery Project through The Australian National University please contact


For Research Administrators



Updated February 2018

Partner Organisations

Page owner: Research Services