Call for Expressions of Interest - ARC Fellowship Schemes

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCGR) was established in 2003, building on a strong tradition of leading edge humanities and social science research at Griffith University. The Centre is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse.

Expressions of Interest

The Centre is looking to invest in leading social and cultural researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding ARC DECRA and Future Fellowship proposals from suitable qualified applicants (see details below).



Scheme Objectives

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities
  • ensure that outstanding mid-career researchers are recruited and retained by Administering Organisations in continuing academic positions
  • build collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines
  • support research in Science and Research Priorities that will result in economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia
  • strengthen Australia’s research capacity by supporting innovative, internationally competitive research.


To be considered eligible candidates should have:

  • a strong and extensive track record of publications and research impact (relative to opportunity);
  • be working in a field closely related to one or more of GCSCR’s research themes; and
  • Hold a PhD awarded on or after 1 March 2014 (DECRA candidates)
  • Hold a PhD awarded on or between 1 March 2003 and 1 March 2013 (Future Fellowship candidates)


Up to $140,858 per year of funding for 3 years which includes:

  • $100,858 (2017$) in salary contributions, including 30%   on-costs
  • a maximum of $40,000 project costs.

Up to $266,896 per year of funding (dependent on FT award level) for 4 years which includes:

  • Salary contributions including 30% on-costs:
    • Level 1: $152,630
    • Level 2: $184,766
    • Level 3: $216,896
  • a maximum of $50,000 project costs.


1 January 2020, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

1 July 2019, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

EOI Deadline

COB Monday 16 July 2018*

COB Monday 9 July 2018*

*Please note that applicants seeking to apply through the Centre need to submit a CV in the first instance to as soon as possible.

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact GCSCR's Research Development Coordinator, Mrs Dani Newman at

Our Research and Researchers

GCSCR researchers conduct high quality applied and interdisciplinary research in and across the fields of history, literary studies, journalism and media studies, human geography, mobilities, migration and refugee studies, cultural sociology, anthropology, environmental humanities, Islamic studies, linguistics, music and cultural heritage studies.

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