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ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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. 

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

Further information and criteria available at 

Applications close 13 March 2019.


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