ARC Industry Laureate Fellowships

ARC Industry Laureate Fellowships


The Industry Fellowships Program (IFP) will be funded under the ARC’s Linkage Program. Its primary goal is to create a pathway to support academic researchers in establishing careers in industry, and industry-based researchers to work in university settings, with the aim of increased two-way mobility and skill-building in research collaboration, translation and commercialisation. The Schemes will also drive research collaboration, translation and commercialisation outcomes across a range of industry settings.

There are three levels in the IFP. All levels seek to:

  • develop a strong pipeline of researchers in Australia with capabilities in research collaboration, translation and commercialisation;
  • open up and maintain a diversity of career pathways traversing university and industry settings;
  • increase strategic engagement and alignment between universities and industry;
  • contribute to the solving of industry-identified challenges and opportunities; and
  • create commercial, economic and other benefits for Australia through enhanced translation and commercialisation, including the development of start-up companies.

Industry Laureate Fellowships

  • provide leadership in the development of high quality and impactful collaborations between university and industry personnel;
  • fund significant programs of research that deliver step-changes across a variety of industry settings;
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture the development of collaboration, commercialisation and translation skills among early career researchers and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students; and
  • attract and retain, within Australia, outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation with demonstrated capacity for collaboration, commercialisation and/or translation.

Funding for Industry Laureate Fellowships

  • the Industry Laureate Fellow will receive a contribution to salary and salary related on-costs ($179,840 per year) for 4–5 consecutive years on a full-time basis
  • contribution to salary support (of $110,418 per year) for two Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA) will be provided for 4–5 years each
  • contribution to stipend support ($29,880 per year) for two Postgraduate Researchers (PGR) will be provided for 4 years each
  • project costs not exceeding $1.5 million may be requested over the duration of the grant
  • up to $20,000 per year (additional to project costs) will be provided to support ambassadorial work promoting industry-university collaboration.
  • the grant may be converted to a part-time basis for funded applications, not exceeding 8 consecutive years (excluding any approved periods of suspension).
Key Dates

Changes to Eligibility for DVCR Co-Funding

Eligibility for the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by the compliance and eligibility check date. Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding. In most cases, researchers request cash contributions, such as project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships and major equipment, from the DVCR via the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme  to support their external funding applications. To be eligible to request this DVCR Co-Funding, grant applications must be submitted internally, via Pure, by the compliance and eligibility check date.

  • Applications must be submitted to the Research Services Grant Development Team by the compliance and eligibility check date.
  • View further information on deadlines, processes and FAQs.
  • Applications that do not have a Pure record and/or do not have all the appropriate approvals in Pure (Head of Department [HoD] and Deputy Dean of Research and Innovation [DDRI]) will not be submitted to the external funding body.

For funding commencing in 2024:

Please note that our grant review processes have changed. Strategic reviews are optional, while compliance and eligibility checks are mandatory.

  • ARC Grant Guidelines released: Wednesday 21 June 2023
  • ARC opening date in RMS: Tuesday 22 August 2023
  • Strategic review (optional): Submit your draft application to the Research Office in the ARC RMS by Tuesday 19 September 2023
  • MQ request not to assess deadline: Tuesday 26 September 2023
  • Compliance and eligibility check (mandatory): Submit your draft application to the Research Office in the ARC RMS by Tuesday 3 October 2023
  • ARC request not to assess close: Tuesday 3 October 2023
  • Research Services submission to ARC: Tuesday 17 October 2023
  • Outcomes expected: 9 April to 2 May 2024

Complete a Notification of Intent to inform the Grant Development Team and your Faculty of your intention to submit an application. After completing this NOI, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.


Grant Opportunity Information
Grant Opportunity Documents (e.g. Instructions to Applicants; GrantConnect login required) 
RMS Information
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy

Guidelines on Developing an Industry Laureate Fellowship Budget
IL24 Budget Template
Industry Fellowships Budget Calculator
MQ Salary Rates (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships)
MQ Guide to Appropriate Salary Levels and Steps
ATO Allowances (Per Diems)
MQ ERA 2018 Outcomes
MQ Engagement and Impact 2018 Outcomes
Guide to Determining Journal Impact Factor, Quartile and Publication Percentile
Successful Grants Library
Pure Research Management System
Open Access and Funding Compliance
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
MQ Conflict of Interest Policy

If you are an external applicant applying through Macquarie University, please email for access to any of these resources.


Information, Strategic Advice, Compliance and Eligibility:

Grant Development Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4737

Faculty Contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 9663 (x9663), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Christine Boman

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Business School
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

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