ARC and NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI)

Updated 28/10/2022

Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE24 are due to Research Funding 12 noon 9th November 2022.

The NoI form is available for Download here:

FedUni LIEF LE24 NoI form v2 (Word Doc 53 KB) for internal and external lead applications

If you are interested in applying for a LIEF LE24, please discuss this with your Centre Director or Nominee in the first instance to confirm support before contacting

ARC LIEF LE24 and VicLIEF2024 - Due Dates (current as of 28/10/2022)

Key Dates

28 October 2022, 9am

VicLIEF EOI system opens

9 Novemeber 2022, 12 noon

Notices of Intent (NoI) due to Research Funding

21 December 2022, 5pm

EOIs for VicLIEF 2024 due

16 January 2023, 9am

VicLIEF system hard close

19 January 2023, 10am

Meeting of all Victorian-based university DVCRs/Research Directors (or equivalent) to review EOIs.

25 January 2023

ARC LE24 Applications open in RMS.

TBA see ARC calender for updates

Request not to Assess due to ARC.

1 March 2023, 12 noon

LE24 Internal Application Compliance and Budget Review

22 March 2023, 12 noon

LE24 Final Internal Submission for DVCRI approval

29 March 2023, 5pm

ARC Close for full LE24 applications.

LIEF2024 VicLIEF expressions of interest

Each year the Victorian Universities (see participating universities below) run a combined Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the LIEF scheme to strengthen the competitiveness of submissions and eliminate duplication of applications for similar infrastructure/equipment. Accordingly, the DVCR’s request that EOIs are submitted for any potential LE24 bids where either:

  • ·        a VIC-based university is leading the application, or
  • ·        a VIC-based CI is participating on a bid led by an interstate university.

The EOI form is available via the Smarty Grants system which this year is hosted by the University of Melbourne on behalf of the following participating universities: Monash University, Deakin University, Federation University Australia, La Trobe University, RMIT University, Swinburne University, University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania and Victoria University.

NOTE: The VicLIEF EOI is in addition to the FedUni internal Notice of Intent (NoI) form

For more information, please download the Helpsheet here:

LE24 VicLIEF EOI Helpsheet_Fed_Oct22 (PDF 246 KB)

ARC and NHMRC application process

Updated  20/05/2022

The first steps to applying for ARC and NHMRC funding:

The process for all Federation University administered ARC Discovery Program, ARC Linkage Program (exc. LIEF) and NHMRC rounds is as follows:

  1. A Centre Director or nominee signed ARC/NHMRC Grant Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be submitted to Research Funding by the advertised date for the scheme.  The DVCRI and the appropriate Centre Director or nominee will determine EOI outcomes. If the EOI is approved to progress, the full application will need to pass through the following steps in order:
  2. Two peer reviews (arranged by applicant);
  3. Centre support system including review by an internal (or external where appropriate) ARC or NHMRC expert.  This review will assist applicants in gauging the competitiveness of their application and identify gaps.  This may also include compulsory attendance at an Internal Workshop or meeting.
  4. Research Funding compliance and budget check;
  5. Centre Director or nominee and DVCRI approval for final submission.

The benefits of undertaking this process include:

  • To ensure that applicants are provided with appropriate support to develop their applications;
  • To ensure that applications are reviewed appropriately,and if they are to be submitted, are of competitive quality; and
  • To ensure that Federation University's reputation is not compromised by the submission of non-competitive applications, nor that undue time is spent on developing applications that are unlikely to be competitive.

ARC/NHMRC Grant Expression of Interest (EOI) forms can be downloaded here via the Funding Forms web page.

Submission to the RAO via RMS or Sapphire is considered confirmation from the applicant that their application is ready for endorsement and submission to the funding body.

ARC and NHMRC expression of interest dates

Updated 24/01/2023


ARC or NHMRC Scheme

EOI Deadline 12 noon

ARC Discovery Program

Discovery Projects DP24

16th Nov 2022

Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) DE24

25th Aug 2022

Discovery Indigenous IN24

3rd Nov 2022

Future Fellowships FT23

17th Aug 2022

Australian Laureate Fellowships FL23

20th Jul 2022

ARC Linkage Program

Linkage Projects LP23 - Round 1

6th Dec 2022

Linkage Projects LP23 - Round 2

23 Mar 2023

Linkage Projects LP23 - Round 323 Aug 2023
Mid-Career Industry Fellowship IM2329th Sept 2022
Early Career Industry Fellowship IE2313th Oct 2022
Industry Laureate Fellowship IL2327th Oct 2022

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE24

Please see current LIEF dates and NOI process

Industrial Transformation Research Program (IC23 and IH23)24th Aug 2022

All Other Linkage Program Schemes

16 weeks before the ARC external deadline

unless otherwise specified.


Investigator Grants 2023 applications

1st Feb 2023

Synergy Grants 2023 applications

1st Feb 2023

Ideas Grants 2023 applications

15th Feb 2023

Strategic and Leveraging Grants 2023-24 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

Partnership Projects 2023 applications - PRC1

17th May 2023

Partnership Projects 2023 applications - PRC2

6th Sept 2023

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2022


All Other NHMRC Schemes

16 weeks before the NHMRC external deadline

unless otherwise specified.

*EOI deadlines are subject to change upon release of ARC and NHMRC external deadlines. Updates will be communicated via your Centre and/or FedNews.

The majority of subsequent internal deadlines are available below on our ARC and NHMRC internal dates for current rounds page and others will be set and released upon receipt of EOIs. Adherence to the above deadlines ensures that the DVCRI approved process is carried out and managed effectively. Late EOIs will not be accepted unless exceptional circumstances apply, and have been pre-approved by both the Centre and the DVCRI. However, Research Services staff can be contacted at any time during the process to discuss any aspect of an application.

Any questions or concerns regarding the process can be directed to Tina D’Urbano, Team Leader Research Funding (

For Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs please scroll below.

ARC and NHMRC internal dates for current rounds

Updated 24/01/2023

ARC Schemes

The Internal Dates for ARC schemes in 2023 - 2024 have been recently released and are available here.

Please note these dates are subject to change as the ARC website is updated.

ARC NCGP 2023 - 2024 Scheme Internal Dates - v1 (Word doc, 41 KB)

NHMRC Schemes

The NHMRC internal dates and milestones (based on interest) are available here:

Partnership Projects 2023 Applications - PRC 1 and 2

NHMRC-Partnership-2023-Internal-Due-Dates-and-Milestones-v1.0 (Word Doc  44kb)

Ideas Grants 2023 Applications

NHMRC-Ideas-2023-Internal-Due-Dates-and-Milestones-v1.0 (Word Doc 44kb)

Investigator Grants 2023 Applications

NHMRC-Investigator-2023-Internal-Due-Dates-and-Milestones-v1.0 (Word Doc 44kb)

For EOI deadlines, please see the table above under ARC & NHMRC expression of interest dates.

Please be aware that ARC and NHMRC due dates change from time to time.

Any questions or concerns regarding the process can be directed to Tina D’Urbano, Team Leader, Research Funding (

For Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants & Other Relevant Docs please scroll below.

Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants and other relevant docs

Updated 23/11/2022

Further information and documentation for each ARC and NHMRC funding scheme are available as per below:


To view the ARC dates and documentation, please login to GrantConnect and search for the relevant scheme. If you don't have a GrantConnect login, you can register via the same link.

Documentation such as guidelines (previously funding rules), instructions and FAQs for all Commonwealth funded schemes should be accessed via GrantConnect directly.

Further information on ARC schemes is still available via the ARC website:

ARC Certification forms

The current ARC Discovery and Linkage Written Certification Forms are available for download below.  Please ensure you use these versions if you are submitting a Federation University Lead Discovery or Linkage Program application:

ARC Written Certification forms for other schemes will be made available based upon need and availability of guidelines


Updated 14/01/2021

To view the NHMRC dates and documentation, please login to GrantConnect and search for the relevant scheme. If you don't have a GrantConnect login, you can register via the same link.

Please note that documentation such as guidelines (previously funding rules), instructions and FAQs is no longer updated on the NHMRC website.

Further information on the new NHMRC schemes is available via the NHMRC website:

NHMRC and MRFF Certification form (v2021)

The CIA (Primary Chief Investigator) must provide the RAO with evidence that the application is complete and that all Chief and Associate Investigators have agreed to it, i.e. through written evidence such as email or signature on this form. Such written evidence should be retained by the Administering Institution and must be provided to NHMRC if requested.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at

*Please also check with your School ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

For assistance with the project budget costing pro forma, please contact