ARC Discovery Program consultation session MU X5BT1

Very generally speaking, the more capable ECR researches will already have academic positions but are struggling to compete for research funding for projects. The ECR Discovery grants seem designed for those ECR researchers without jobs and be less useful for the “best and brightest” for whom the ARC are trying to cater.

For an ECR researcher who already has a teaching-research position what will be the benefit of funding for their position?

The proposal discusses the possibility of being able to pick up teaching throughout the course ofw the grant – What sort of flexibility will be afforded to ECRs on how they appropriate funds?

What will count for institutional support?

DECRA – discovery ecr award
200 scholarships up to $110k for salary plus costs .
Research offices to negotiate with recipients on how money is spent.
Cross- scheme conditions to be released (when?)
Institutional support – are the right facilities / mentoring available?

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Professor at Macquarie University.
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