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ARC and NHMRC expression of interest dates 2021/22

Updated 12/01/2021


ARC or NHMRC Scheme

EOI Deadline 12 noon

ARC Discovery Program

Discovery Projects DP22

Weds 22nd July 2020

See below for DP22 Internal Dates and Milestones

Discovery Projects DP23

Weds 3rd Nov 2021

Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) DE23

Weds 28th July 2021

Discovery Indigenous IN23

Weds 24th Nov 2021

Future Fellowships FT22

Weds 18th Aug 2021

Australian Laureate Fellowships FL22

Weds 7th July 2021

ARC Linkage Program

Linkage Projects LP21 - Round 1

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Linkage Projects LP21 - Round 2

Mon 26th Apr 2021

Linkage Projects LP21 - Round 3

Thur 26th Aug 2021

Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE22

Please see current LIEF dates and NOI process

All Other Linkage Program Schemes

15 weeks before the ARC external deadline


Investigator Grants 2021 applications

Weds 6th Jan 2021

Synergy Grants 2021 applications

Weds 20th Jan 2021

Ideas Grants 2021 applications

Weds 3rd Feb 2021

Strategic and Leveraging Grants 2021-22 applications

Dependent on sub-scheme

Partnership Projects 2021

Continuous from 13th Jan to 1st Dec 2021

Weds 4th Aug 2021

Postgraduate Scholarships 2021

Weds 10th Mar 2021

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2021

Weds 2nd June 2021

All Other NHMRC Schemes

15 weeks before the NHMRC external deadline

*EOI deadlines are subject to change upon release of ARC and NHMRC external deadlines. Updates will be communicated via the school 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 School 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.