Australian Research Council: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.

Funding & Duration

The average estimated award value is from $307,116.00 to $427,116.00 It is anticipated that up to 200 three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, including up to $40 000 per annum in project funds, may be awarded each year.


Please refer to the DECRA Guidelines for further details related to funding and eligibility criteria.

Key Internal Dates & Submission Instructions

If you are intending to apply, please complete a Notification of Intent ASAP.

  • Request not to Assess – 20 February 2019
  • Applications must be submitted for internal review by 20 February 2019
  • Visit the Research Services DECRA website for detailed submission instructions and other application resources.

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