The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is an element of the ARC Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme provides more focused support for early career researchers and creates opportunities in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.
The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:
support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities
- DECRAs provide a salary for up to 3 years.
- the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $40,000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the DECRA candidate’s research.
- RMIT University provides a research support allowance of up to $50,000 pa (for 3 years) to any successful DECRA candidate. These funds may be used for project costs not covered by the ARC DECRA salary funding.
For more information about the ARC DECRA Scheme: http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-early-career-researcher-award
The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of Future Fellowships is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.
At present many highly qualified mid-career researchers choose to work overseas to further their careers due to lack of opportunities in Australia. The Future Fellowships scheme addresses this problem and will significantly boost Australia's research and innovation capacity in areas of national importance.
Future Fellowships encourage proposals from researchers working in areas of national priority. Preference will be given to those researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration across industry and/or research institutions and/or with other disciplines.
Future Fellowships provide a salary for up to 4 years, awarded at one of 3 salary levels.
the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $50,000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow's research.
RMIT University provides a research support allowance of up to $100K pa (for 4 years) to any successful Future Fellowship applicant. These funds may be used for project costs not covered by the ARC Future Fellowship funding.
For more information about the ARC Future Fellowship Scheme: http://www.arc.gov.au/future-fellowships
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