Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows

Critical Dates

Different faculties specify different dates for application submissions, as follows:

Architecture, Building and Planning 30 Oct 2017Hayley Shaw

All potential applicants should contact Hayley Shaw in the ABP Research & Industry Office as early as possible to discuss their application intentions.

Strategic Alignment Statement review: ABP applicants are to submit their draft statements for RIC review by 5.00pm, Wednesday 1 November 2017. The statement will be reviewed and comments provided to the applicant.

Arts 1 Nov 2017Jeanette Wrench and John-Paul Hougaz

The total Establishment Grant amount for Arts applicants ($150,000) is yet to be confirmed.

In the Faculty of Arts the Arts Research team will arrange for each applicant’s draft Strategic Alignment Statement to be reviewed and feedback provided by the Faculty’s Associate Dean Research.  Prior to sending their Strategic Statement to the Faculty applicants are required to draft it in consultation with their grant mentor and to have the draft reviewed and approved by their Head of School. The draft Strategic Statement should be attached to the completed Arts FT18 Strategic Statement and Establishment Grant form when forwarded to the Arts Research Team by 1 November 2017.

Business and Economics 27 Oct 2017Kristie Matthews and Sarah Graham

All potential applicants should contact to discuss their application.

Strategic Alignment Statement drafts are due to by 10.00am, Monday 30 October 2017.

Please complete the FBE Establishment Grant Form and submit to by Friday 27 October 2017.

Education 5pm 1 Nov 2017Jacinta Ridge

Please complete MGSE Establishment Grant Form and send to Jacinta Ridge at MERI.

Strategic Alignment Statement review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm, Wednesday 1 November 2017

Engineering9am 18 Oct 2017

Melanie Villanger

All potential applicants should contact Melanie Villinger at MSE Research Services as early as possible to discuss their application intentions. This is required to allow MSE Research Services to submit the Establishment Grant requests to RIC on behalf of applicants. Draft Strategic Alignment Statements must be submitted to MSE research services at for review by 5pm Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Final Strategic Alignment Statement is due to MSE research services by 9.00am, Monday 6 November 2017.

Law N/AMas GenerisStrategic Alignment Statement review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm, Wednesday 1 November 2017.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 12pm 30 Oct 2017Suzy Ryan 

Submit the following to

  • If applicable – submit a completed MDHS Establishment Grant Form certified by the Head of Department (or Head of School for single department schools).
  • A draft Statement by Administering Organisation in word format (Refer to the template on the RIC website).
  • A scanned copy of the signed 2018 ARC Future Fellow Strategic Statement Coversheet.
  • A PDF copy of the draft ARC Future Fellow application (generated through RMS) (A preliminary draft is acceptable. The application will be used to assist with the review and editing of the D2 Statement by Administering Organisation).
Science 5pm 30 Oct 2017Meghan Bergamin

In order to receive an Establishment Grant, applicants must submit a completed draft Strategic Alignment Statement, reviewed by a senior colleague or mentor from within the host School, by 5.00pm Monday 30 October 2017.

For further information and instructions, please see the Science Staff Intranet (current staff only) or contact Meghan Bergamin

Veterinary and Agricultural Science 5pm 16 Oct 2017Edwina Goh

Submit requests for Establishment Grants to Edwina Goh by 5.00pm, Monday 16 October 2017.

Strategic Alignment Statement review: please send to RIC and for review by 5.00pm, Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Fine Arts and Music5pm 30 Oct 2017Belinda Kelly

Establishment Grant Application Form to by 5.00pm, Monday 30 October 2017.

Strategic Alignment Statement review: please send to RIC for review by 5.00pm,  Wednesday 1 November 2017.


This scheme aims to:

  • Support successful ARC Future Fellows in establishing their research program at the University of Melbourne
  • Enhance the candidate’s competitiveness when applying for the ARC Future Fellowship scheme

Faculties may set their own objectives and priorities in determining which candidates will be nominated for Establishment Grant support. Fellows must apply to their host faculty for Establishment Grant support through whatever process the faculty deems appropriate.


Chancellery Research & Enterprise will offer grants of up to $100,000 per project. To be eligible for central support, the host department/school/faculty must provide matching funding on a 2:1 basis. Chancellery Research & Enterprise may reduce its level of support in the event that requests exceed the budget for this program.

Chancellery Research & Enterprise does not impose any restrictions on how the central funding can be used, as long as it directly supports the Future Fellow and their project. Faculties may enforce restrictions on the use of funding as appropriate.

How to apply

  1. Total requested Establishment Grant support

    The Future Fellowship applicant should include details of the total requested Establishment Grant support in their ARC application in the following sections:

    • C3: Statement by the Administering Organisation – include details of the total financial support being provided by the Admin Org.
    • E1 : Application Budget – in the Admin Org column, list the specific items which will be funded by the Establishment Grant OR include a single line for 'Establishment Grant support' under the 'Other' subheading.
    • F2: Details of Admin Org contribution – describe how the UoM Establishment Grant support will contribute to achieving the aims of the project.
    • I: Research Support Table – list as a requested application. (Sponsor: University of Melbourne; Scheme: Establishment Grant 2018).
  2. Submit application to host faculty

    Fellowship applicants apply to their host faculty for support.

    Faculties may need to rank applications if they wish to limit support in a particular round.

  3. Faculty submits application to RIC

    Faculties should submit a list of names on the Faculty Establishment Grant Form with a faculty commitment and the requested RIC commitment by Monday 6 November 2017.

Supporting documents

Faculty Establishment Grant Form


Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows questions and primary email

Key contact

Veronica Loew (primary contact)8344 8236
Elizabeth Morfe8344 2064

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