Establishment Grants for ARC Industry Fellows

Critical Dates

Different faculties specify different dates for application submissions as detailed below:

NOTE:  IM24: 2024 Mid-Career Industry Fellowship;  IE24: 2024 Early Career Industry Fellowship

Faculty Faculty Establishment Grant Due DateContactNotes
Architecture, Building and Planning 9am Tuesday 17 July 2024 (IM24)

Tuesday  26 September 2023 (IE24)

Jennie Ramsey

Please email your draft RMS application including NIT Statement to by the due date
Arts N/A

Grace Barrand

All Faculty of Arts applicants will be nominated for the Establishment Grant in the stipulated amount.
Business and Economics 10am Monday 31 July 2023 (IM24)

10am  Monday 16 October 2023 (IE24)

Alex Campell

FBE - IM24  Establishment Grant Application Form

FBE - IE24 Establishment Grant Application Form

Education N/A

MGSE is not expecting  any Industry Fellowship Applications. Please contact the faculty ASAP.

Monday 31 July 2023 (IM24)

Monday 16 October 2023 (IE24)

Jessica Finlay

834 45962

Daniel Jenk  (for IM23)

Co-investment requests are considered by the Deputy Dean (Research) on a case-by-case basis.

Fine Arts and Music Monday 31 July 2023 (IM24)

Monday 16 October 2023 (IE24)
Bernardo Jarrin
Law Monday 31 July 2023 (IM24)

Monday 16 October  2023 (IE24)

Mas Generis

8344 9983

MLS  is not expecting any Industry Fellowship applications. Please contact Mas Generis ASAP to discuss.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 10am Monday 31 July 2023 (IM24)

10am Monday 16 October 2023 (IE24)

Tessa Grimmond

Applicants must complete the MDHS Establishment Grant request form at link below.

MDHS Establishment grant request for: ARC Early and Mid Career Industry Fellowships

Science N/A

Science Research Office

All applicants will receive $100,000. Requirements for $150,000 vary between Schools. If $150,000 is necessary and/or appropriate, please contact the Science Research Office.

All applicants will be allocated an Establishment Grant of $50,000


This scheme aims to:

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

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. An Establishment Grant will only be awarded to candidates whose ARC Industry Fellowship application is successful.


An Establishment Grant comprises matching (1:1) financial contributions from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research (DVCR) and the applicant's Department/School/Faculty.

While there is no specified minimum amount for an Establishment Grant, the standard Establishment Grant will be $50,000 (for IE) and $100,000 (for IM) split 1:1 between DVCR and the applicant's Department/School/Faculty. For IM, Establishment Grants of up to $150,000 (again split 1:1) will be considered by DVCR if supported by the Faculty.

Please note,  industry-based researchers intending to work in University settings are not eligible for Establishment Grants.

DVCR does not impose any restrictions on how the central funding can be used, as long as it directly supports the Industry 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 Industry Fellowship applicant should include details of the total requested Establishment Grant support in their ARC application in the following sections:

    F3: Details of non-ARC contributions – describe how the UoM Establishment Grant support will contribute to achieving the aims of the project.

  2. Submit application to faculty

    Fellowship applicants apply to their faculty for support .

  3. Faculty submits nominations to RIC

    Faculties should submit a list of names on the Faculty Establishment Grant Form with a faculty commitment and the requested RIC/Chancellery commitment by 11 October 2022.

Supporting documents


RIC contact for ARC Mid-Career (IM) and Early Career (IE) Industry Fellows questions and primary email

Key contact

Carrie  Liang8344 0440

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