ARC Mid-Career Industry Fellowships

ARC Mid-Career Industry 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.

Mid-Career Industry Fellowships

  • strengthen the industry collaboration skills of mid-career researchers
  • encourage uptake of a wider range of career options for established researchers; and
  • supervise and develop future research and nurture their development of collaboration, commercialisation and translation skills; and
  • deliver significant, actionable outcomes for industry partners and end-users.

Funding for Mid-Career Industry Fellowships

  • the Mid-Career Industry Fellow will receive a contribution to salary and salary-related on-costs ($199,824 per year) for 2–4 consecutive years on a full-time basis
  • project costs not exceeding $290,000 may be requested over the duration of the grant
  • 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 the on-time submission of grant applications by the date you select for your compliance and eligibility check in the booking calendar. 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 your compliance and eligibility check date.

  • Applications must be submitted to the Research Services Grant Development Team by your 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. There are sufficient booking times available for all applicants, but we recommend booking early to ensure you have an ample choice of dates.

  • Macquarie University EOI open: Tuesday 11 April 2023
  • Macquarie University EOI deadline: 12 pm (AEST) Wednesday 7 June 2023
  • ARC Grant Guidelines released: Wednesday 21 June 2023
  • ARC opening date in RMS: Wednesday 5 July 2023
  • Strategic review (optional): 20 to 21 July 2023; select your date and time in the strategic booking calendar
  • MQ request not to assess deadline: 26 July 2023
  • Compliance and eligibility check (mandatory): 1 to 2 August 2023; select your date and time in the compliance and eligibility booking calendar
  • ARC request not to assess close: 2 August 2023
  • Applicant submits a final application in RMS: 11:59 pm Sunday 13 August 2023
  • Research Services submission to ARC: Wednesday 16 August 2023
  • Outcomes expected: 4-15 March 2024


Note: Although the EOI deadline has now passed, if you wish to be considered as a Mid-Career Industry Fellowship candidate through Macquarie University in the 2024 round, please discuss your project with your Macquarie academic contact, Faculty contact (see below) or the Grant Development Team (see below) who may be able to advise you on the late EOI submission process.


ARC Early Career and Mid-Career Industry Fellowships
Monday 19 June
Dr Irene Chen (Research Services) and Professor Yuling Wang (ARC College of Experts and Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Slides [PDF]


Grant Opportunity Information
Grant Opportunity Documents (e.g. Instructions to Applicants; GrantConnect login required) 
ARC Mid-Career Industry Fellowships page (includes recording of information seminar)
RMS Information
Request Not To Assess
ARC Medical Research Policy

MQ IM24 Advice Toolkit
IM24 Important Dates and Submission Process
Letter of Industry Partner Organisation Certification
Strategic Review Booking Calendar (optional)
Compliance and Eligibility Booking Calendar (mandatory) 
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
Advice on Writing your Rejoinder

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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