Key dates for ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022

  • Internal nomination process opens: 23 June 2021
  • Internal deadline for nominations: 2 August 2021
  • Applications open in RMS: 3 November 2021
  • Applications due to UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I): 15 December 2021
  • Requests Not to Assess due to UQ R&I: 15 December 2021
  • Request Not to Assess due to the ARC: 5 January 2022
  • Applications close with the Australian Research Council (ARC): 19 January 2022
  • Rejoinder period: 28 April - 12 May 2022


The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme supports excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia. Preference is given to researchers who will play a significant, sustained leadership and mentoring role in building Australia's internationally competitive research capacity.

How to apply

Internal nomination process

Given the extraordinarily competitive nature of the scheme, UQ will again determine its applicant field via a mandatory internal nomination process. Schools, Centres, Faculties and Institutes are invited to nominate their prospective Laureate Fellowship applicants as soon as possible to and include:

  • nomination form (DOCX, 2.1 MB)
  • an up-to-date CV of the nominee;
  • a brief supporting statement from the Executive Dean/Associate Dean Research/Institute Director/Institute Deputy Director as to the strength of the candidate and their alignment with UQ impact themes and areas of recognised strength, or other strategies being spearheaded by the Faculty/Institute.

Following the nomination phase, UQ R&I’s Laureate Fellowships team will work with endorsed nominees on the preparation of their applications to ARC. Applicants prepare a full application, as follows:

Step 1. RMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile in RMS ‘Person Profile’. If any team members are new to RMS and need a login/password, start early.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Australian Research Council (ARC) and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

Step 3. UQ R&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and valid, generate a whole Application PDF for your records and select 'Submit to Research Office' in RMS to submit the application.
  • To initiate review, email your completed FL22 Application Certification Form to UQ R&I at
  • If lodging a Request Not to Assess, complet the form in RMS  by the internal closing date.
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4. Final submission

  • Final submission by UQ R&I to the ARC.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


Before applying, please review the full suite of documents for 2022 Australian Laureate Fellowships available from GrantConnect 

Additional ARC documents


Additional resources

Rejoinders and rebuttal

In the ARC assessment and rejoinder process, application comments from external assessors will be made available to applicants, who may be given the opportunity to submit a rejoinder.

UQ R&I works closely with individual applicants in submitting Australian Laureate Fellowship rejoinders and for this reason does not provide institution-wide workshops or seminars.

Detailed information on the rejoinder process (including instructions for accessing assessment reports and submitting rejoinders) is available from the ARC website. The UQ R&I internal deadline for rejoinders is shown in the Key Dates section.