ARC and NHMRC due dates

ARC LIEF - Notice of Intent (NOI)

Updated 01/04/2022

Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE23 were due to Research Funding 12 noon Wednesday 12th January 2022

FedUni LIEF LE23 NoI form v2 (Word Doc 200 KB) for internal and external lead applications

If you are interested in applying for a LIEF LE23, please discuss this with your Centre Director or Nominee in the first instance to confirm support before contacting

ARC LIEF LE23 - Revised dates (current as of 30/03/2022)

Key Dates

12 Jan 2022Notices of Intent (NoI) for LE23 due to Research Funding

22 Nov 21 - 8 Feb 22

VicLIEF23 EOI process now complete (see below for further information)

30 Mar 2022

ARC LE23 Proposals open in RMS.

4 May 2022, 12 noonInternal Application Compliance and Budget Review

18 May 2022, 5pm

Request not to Assess due to ARC.

25 May 2022, 12 noon

Final Internal Submission for LE23 DVCRI approval

1 June 2022, 5pm

ARC Close for full LE23 proposals.

3 - 16 Aug 2022Rejoinder period
Forth quarter 2022Anticipated announcement

LIEF2023 VicLIEF expressions of interest

In preparation for the ARC LIEF 2023 grants round, Victorian universities collaborated via a VicLIEF Expressions of Interest process to coordinate applications.

All Federation University researchers intending to submit a LIEF grant application for the 2023 (LE23) round were required to enter a VicLIEF EoI submission.

Thr VicLIEF EoI period is complete and submissions have been reviewed and any further information or clarification has been requested. The DVC Research from each of the participating Victorian universities has met to review and provide feedback on the submissions.

Key Dates

22 Nov 2021, 9am

VicLIEF EOI system opens

12 Jan 2022, 12 noon

Notices of Intent (NoI) due to Research Funding

2 Feb 2022, 5pm REVISED

EOIs for VicLIEF 2023 Round close.

2 – 7 Feb 2022

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

8 Feb 2021

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 27/01/2022


ARC or NHMRC Scheme

EOI Deadline 12 noon

ARC Discovery Program

Discovery Projects DP24

Tues 1st Nov 2022

Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) DE24

Thurs 25th Aug 2022

Discovery Indigenous IN24

Thurs 24th Nov 2022

Future Fellowships FT23

Weds 17th Aug 2022

Australian Laureate Fellowships FL23

Weds 20th Jul 2022

ARC Linkage Program

Linkage Projects LP22 - Round 1

Mon 11th Apr 2022

Linkage Projects LP22 - Round 2

Tues 23rd Aug 2022

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE23

Please see current LIEF dates and NOI process

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE24

8th Dec 2022

All Other Linkage Program Schemes

16 weeks before the ARC external deadline

unless otherwise specified.


Investigator Grants 2022 applications

Weds 8th Dec 2021

Synergy Grants 2022 applications

Weds 19th Jan 2022

Ideas Grants 2022 applications

Weds 9th Feb 2022

Strategic and Leveraging Grants 2022-23 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

Partnership Projects 2022 applications - PRC1

Weds 12th Jan 2022

Partnership Projects 2022 applications - PRC2

Weds 18th May 2022

Partnership Projects 2022 applications - PRC3

Weds 7th Sept 2022

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2022

Weds 1st June 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 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 30/03/2022

ARC Schemes

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

ARC NCGP 2022 - 2023 Scheme Internal Dates - v3.0

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