Key dates for ARC Future Fellowships 2022

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 01 November 2021
  • Applications open in RMS: 02 November 2021
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) information session: 20 October 2021
  • UQ R&I Notice of Intent close: 28 October 2021
  • Eligibility Exemption Request due to UQ R&I: 24 November 2021
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 24 November 2021
  • Requests Not to Assess due to UQ R&I: 29 November 2021
  • Applications close with ARC: 15 December 2021
  • Rejoinder period: 16 March 2022 to 29 March 2022
  • Rejoinder Information Session: 17 March 2022 10:00am
  • Rejoinders due to UQ R&I: 23 March 2022
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2022

Future Fellowships 2022 – eligibility

To be eligible, the candidate must, as at the grant opportunity closing date:

  • have an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2007 and 1 March 2017; or
  • have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruptions that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2007 and 1 March 2017. The allowable career interruptions set out and the period allowed for each are in Table 6 of the Grant Guidelines for the Discovery Program (2021 edition).


The Future Fellowships scheme seeks to retain and attract the best and brightest mid-career researchers to undertake high-quality research programs in areas of national and international benefit. The scheme provides four-year fellowships, and up to $60,000 in additional non-salary funding per annum, to enhance the scale and focus of Australian research, and promote collaboration across industry, research institutions and other disciplines.

How to apply

Internal Notice of Intent

Researchers intending to submit a 2022 ARC Future Fellowship application are required to submit a mandatory internal UQ Notice of Intent. NOIs will be collated centrally and distributed to Faculties/Institutes weekly to facilitate the earliest commencement of conversations at the School/Institute/Faculty level on applicant suitability and local support towards the Fellowship, including the post-Fellowship pathway.

If you would like to discuss your intention to apply with your local area, please contact your Faculty/Institute Research Manager to assist you in facilitating the conversation.

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/valid, generate a whole Proposal PDF for your records and select 'Submit to Research Office' in RMS to submit the application.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Application Certification Form  to UQ R&I at
  • Send UQ R&I a Word version of your draft D3 Statement by the Administering Organisation.
  • Send UQ R&I a copy of your completed UQ FT22 Pending and Newly Funded ARC Grants Form
  • If you are lodging a Request not to Assess, please note that the process has changed from last round. Applicants should complete the Request Not to Assess form in RMS and then submit to the Research Office for review. Instructions for creating a RNTA are available on GrantConnect.
  • 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 available from GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system. (Login required.)

Additional ARC documents



Additional resources

A range of resources and workshops from the UQ library are also available to assist researchers applying for this scheme

Rejoinders and rebuttal

The assessment comments provided by external assessors may be made available to applicants by the ARC, and applicants may be given the opportunity to submit a rejoinder.

UQ R&I works closely with individual applicants in submitting Future Fellowships 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 under our Key Dates section above.