ARC Future Fellowships 2018

Funded by: Australian Research Council

Key information

The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia.  The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

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
  • strengthen Australia's research capacity by supporting innovative, internationally competitive research.

Getting started

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

Ensure you are informed of internal deadlines and obtain any resrouces available to support your in preparing your application.

Please note:  The Research Services Division is the single point of contact with the ARC.  If you have any questions contact your College.

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

  • Applications for Future Fellowship 2018 opened in RMS on 1 September 2017 and closed on 22 November 2017.
  • To ensure that you receive any updates from the ARC about this scheme please visit ARC website.
  • 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: Please contact for information on how to apply for the Australialian Laureate Fellowship through the Australian National University.

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Updated February 2018.

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