Upcoming ARC Fellowship Development Programs (DECRA, Future Fellowship)

1). Positioning & bid strategy for EMCRs, Thurs 29 September, 12.00 – 1.30pm

Research Advantage will conduct a 90min session on positioning and strategy for ARC Fellowships. Topics include: Calibration and timing of application attempts; Why me, why now, why this?; Track record and trajectory. Please register here.

2). ARC DECRA & Future Fellowships: Application writing principles, Monday 3 October, 12.00 – 1:00pm

This session will explore effective writing techniques for developing your proposal. An opportunity to hear an ARC College of Experts member’s perspective in what they read for in an application, as well as a former DECRA Fellow’s experience in preparing theirs. Take away some practical writing principles to apply to your own proposals. Please register here.

3). Grant Camp, Every Wednesday from 28 September – 2 November, 3pm – 4pm

Grant Camp provides concentrated time to draft a small part of your application, and ask questions about specific parts of the application. The format for each Grant Camp is the same: a single overhead encapsulating the key points; five minutes of instructions; 20 minutes of writing; five minutes for questions and then another 20 minutes of writing. 

Grant Camp 1: Project background
3 – 4 pm, Wednesday 28 September 2022

Grant Camp 2: Investigator / Capability
3 – 4 pm, Wednesday 5 October 2022

Grant Camp 3: Feasibility and Method
3 – 4 pm, Wednesday 19 October 2022

Grant Camp 4: Quality and Innovation
3 – 4 pm, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Grant Camp 5: Benefit and Impact
3 – 4 pm, Wednesday 2 November 2022

4). Buddy Program

We will pair you with another researcher who is applying to the same scheme/level and match according to which ARC Panel you align with. Matches will take place across all Academic Divisions to simulate the diversity of assessors. Once you have been paired, you can support each other to develop your proposals. Buddies are assigned on a weekly basis. You will receive an email informing you of your fellowship buddy along with further guidance. You can sign up for the Buddy program anytime between now and the RIC-review date for each respective scheme.

Follow the link to participate in our buddy program: