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Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2024

Australian Research Council
Close Date & Time:
10-Oct-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
FL24 Round 1
Primary Category:
381001 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Secondary Category:
381002 - Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

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The Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity encourages applications from the highest-quality researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with project funding in addition to a salary and salary-related (on-cost) support.

We may name two successful Australian Laureate Fellows as the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow and the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow. The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship may be available to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. The Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship may be available to a highly ranked female candidate from the science and technology disciplines. Recipients will be provided with additional funding to undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research.

The Australian Laureate Fellowships objectives are to:

  • attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation, with exceptional ability to lead, collaborate, mentor and supervise, and enhance their capacity to create an enduring legacy;
  • build focus and scale in research by forging new links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry and other research end-users;
  • support a program of innovative and ground-breaking research that addresses a significant problem or gap in knowledge;
  • create a cohesive research program and implementation plan that represents value for money;
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary opportunity to nurture early or mid-career researchers;
  • produce new or advanced knowledge resulting from the outcomes of the research with economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia, and to enhance research in Australian Government priority areas.

An application may only be submitted through the Research Office of an Eligible Organisation listed in the relevant Grant Guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria for Participants

All candidates named in an application must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the role they are to perform as listed in the relevant Grant Guidelines.

The named participant role available under the Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity is an Australian Laureate Fellowship candidate.

Application Eligibility

The application must nominate only one Australian Laureate Fellowship candidate and request funding for a minimum of two Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) and two Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs).

An individual must not be nominated for more than one Australian Laureate Fellowship in a grant opportunity.

A previous recipient of an Australian Laureate Fellowship is not eligible to apply for another Australian Laureate Fellowship.

An Australian Laureate Fellowship candidate can be concurrently funded through the Discovery Program for a maximum of: one ARC Fellowship and one project as a CI; or one ARC Fellowship or project if the individual is also a Director on an active ARC Centre of Excellence and/or a Special Research Initiative project.

Applications for Australian Laureate Fellowships do not need to meet the project limit requirements at the grant opportunity closing date. If an Australian Laureate Fellowships application is successful, named participants must meet the project limits under section 4.9 before the project can start. Project limits can be met by relinquishing existing active project(s), or relinquishing role(s) on existing active projects, or withdrawing application(s) that would exceed the project limits. This may not need to occur until all applications are announced.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Australian Laureate Fellowships funding and grant duration is five consecutive years on a full-time basis.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $2,242,420.00 to $3,842,420.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

The application must be submitted as a mature research plan presenting the proposed project ready for implementation and must contain all the information necessary for its assessment without the need for further written or oral explanation, or reference to additional documentation, unless requested by the ARC.

The ARC reserves the right to change these criteria in future funding rounds. Grant Guidelines for all ARC schemes may be found attached to the relevant Grant Opportunity. Administering Organisations must submit Applications through RMS unless otherwise advised by the ARC.

All applications must meet the format and content requirements, including certification, as set out in the RMS online form and the relevant scheme Instructions to Applicants.

Other Instructions:

The RMS is a web-based system used to prepare and submit research applications, requests not to assess, assessments and rejoinders for the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Registered users can log in using their email address and password at

To request a new account, please go to and click on the Request New Account link.

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