Australian Research Council (ARC): deadline extensions for applicants affected by bushfires

The ARC have advised that any researchers who have been professionally or personally affected by the current bushfires may be eligible to apply for an extension to the upcoming ARC grant submission deadlines. ARC grant guidelines allow for late grant applications to be submitted in exceptional circumstances (including natural disasters). However, the ARC will only accept late applications where a request for an extension has been submitted in advance of the application deadline and the ARC has approved the request.

If you have been directly affected by the bushfires and this will impact on your ability to submit an ARC grant by the relevant deadline, please contact the SEAP grants team to advise us of your RMS application ID and provide us with a brief description of the exceptional circumstances in your case. The University will then formally write to the ARC prior to the application submission deadline to request an extension due to exceptional circumstances. The ARC will consider each request on a case by case basis.  The ARC can normally accommodate an extension of up to two weeks.

Please note that the request for an extension to the application deadline must be provided to the SEAP team as soon as possible, but at the latest by the SEAP team deadline outlined below.

ARC scheme Extension requests due to SEAP Final ARC deadline
Discovery Projects (DP21) Wed 5 February 2020 Wed 26 February 2020
Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards
Thu 20 February 2020 Thu 12 February 2020
Discovery Indigenous (IN21) Wed 26 February 2020 Wed 18 March 2020

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