ARC and NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI)

Updated 15/09/2022

Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE24 are due to Research Funding 12 noon Wednesday 7th December 2022.

The NoI form is available for Download here:

FedUni LIEF LE24 NoI form v1 (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 - Revised dates (current as of 15/09/2022)

Key Dates

7 Dec 2022Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE24 due to Research Funding

Dec - Jan TBC

VicLIEF 24 EOIs open

25 Jan 2023

ARC LE24 applications open in RMS.

1 Mar 2023, 12 noonInternal Application Compliance and Budget Review

23 Mar 2023 TBC

Request not to Assess due to ARC

22 Mar 2023, 12 noon

Final Internal Submission for LE24 DVCRI approval

29 Mar 2023, 5pm

ARC Close for full LE24 applications

12 - 25 Jul 2023 TBCRejoinder period
Forth quarter 2023 TBCAnticipated announcement

LIEF2024 VicLIEF expressions of interest

In preparation for the ARC LIEF 2024 grants round, Victorian universities will collaborate via a VicLIEF Expressions of Interest process to coordinate applications.

All Federation University researchers intending to submit a LIEF grant application for the 2024 (LE24) round are required to enter a VicLIEF EoI submission.

The VicLIEF EoI period is yet to be announced for 2024 applications.

Key Dates


VicLIEF EOI system opens

7 Dec 2022, 12 noon

Notices of Intent (NoI) due to Research Funding


EOIs for VicLIEF 2024 Round close.


Each participating University’s Research Office will collate and review EOIs led by their institution, contacting lead CI’s for clarification where necessary.


Meeting of all Victorian-based university representatives to review EOIs.

The help-sheet for the LE23 VicLIEF Expressions of Interest process is available for reference:

LE23 EOI Helpsheet_Fed_Nov21 (Word Doc 236 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 19/09/2022


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 LP22 - Round 2

23rd Aug 2022

Linkage Projects LP23 - Round 1

6th Dec 2022

Linkage Projects LP23 - Round 223 Mar 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


Synergy Grants 2023 applications


Ideas Grants 2023 applications


Strategic and Leveraging Grants 2023-24 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

Partnership Projects 2022 applications - PRC3

Weds 7th Sept 2022

Partnership Projects 2023 applications - PRC1


Partnership Projects 2023 applications - PRC2


Partnership Projects 2023 applications - PRC3


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 19/09/2022

ARC Schemes

The Internal Dates for ARC schemes in 2022 - 2023 have been recently updated and are available here.

Please note these dates are indicative only until the ARC website is updated.  Any changes will be reflected in version 6.0.

ARC NCGP 2022 - 2023 Scheme Internal Dates - v5.0 (Word doc, 40 KB)

NHMRC Schemes

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

Ideas Grants 2022 Applications

NHMRC-Ideas-2022-Internal-Due-Dates-and-Milestones-v1.0 (Word Doc 46kb)

Investigator Grants 2022 Applications

EOI date available above.  Please contact for further information.

Partnership Projects 2022 Applications - PRC 1, 2 and 3

NHMRC-Partnership-2022-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 01/04/2022

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 now 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