Early Career Researcher Fellowships (DECRA) University of Adelaide Australia

Early Career Researcher Fellowships (DECRA)
School of Humanities, University of Adelaide

The Australian Research Council (ARC) annually awards three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher
Awards (DECRAs) to create opportunities for early career researchers to develop their research careers.
The University of Adelaide, a member of the Go8, seeks to support outstanding ECR applicants to apply
for DECRAs to be housed in the School of Humanities, in conjunction with efforts to build research
strengths.

Early career researchers who wish to apply have an excellent research track record to date, and have
expertise and a prospective project in one of the following focal areas:
Focus 1: ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing or FoR 2005
Literary Studies, potentially in conjunction with the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice
Focus 2: FoR 2103 Historical Studies

The School will commit resources to developing its research strengths in these areas and the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research) will support successful DECRA applicants commencing
funding in 2020 through the provision of AUD$40,000 establishment, conference travel and professional
development funds.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of applying for an award in one of these areas, please email
your research CV to the Research Support Officer, Rita Horanyi at rita.horanyi@adelaide.edu.au by
26th of October 2018, making sure to identify the focus area relevant to you in the subject bar (e.g.
"Focus 1"). The University reserves the right in our absolute discretion not to support any expressions of
interest, having considered any and all CVs.

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for a DECRA a candidate must at the closing time of submission of proposals have been
awarded a PhD on or after 1 March 2014 (or longer if combined with periods of significant career
interruption). It is important to refer to the ARC Funding Rules (pp. 54-59) for detailed information
regarding the DECRA program. The ARC DECRA program is highly competitive and support from our
institution provides no guarantee of application success. The University is under no obligation under this
initiative to employ an individual if the DECRA is unsuccessful.


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