Research support

This section provides support and information on early career research opportunities, research publications and research ethics

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

The Faculty of Arts is keen to support applications from promising early career researchers for the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme. The DECRA scheme is funded by the Australian government through the ARC, and supports highly promising early-career researchers for a period of three years. The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to support excellent basic and applied research and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways. Applicants external to the University are required to submit to the Faculty by 1 October 2019 an Expression of Interest (EoI) so the Faculty can determine in advance whether it is able to support the proposed application.

DECRA Expression of Interest form

Future fellows

The Faculty of Arts is keen to support promising Future Fellows to join our Faculty. The Future Fellowship scheme is funded by the Australian government through the Australian Research Council (ARC), and supports highly qualified mid-career researchers who typically receive a four-year fellowship. In addition, the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $50,000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow's research. Applicants external to the University are required to submit to the Faculty by 12 August 2019 an Expression of Interest (EoI) so the Faculty can determine in advance whether it is able to support your proposed application.

Future Fellowship Expression of Interest form

Early career researcher opportunities

If you are a current Faculty of Arts academic, please see the Staff Intranet Research web page.


The Faculty of Arts is keen to support promising Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to join our Faculty. There are three competitive funding schemes that enable ECRs to take up fellowships in the Faculty of Arts: McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships program, Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) and the Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

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Research publications

The Faculty annually compiles of list of all research publications published in the previous year. While this had formed part of the University's annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) report in the past, the data gathered in the publications collection is an integral part of the annual academic performance appraisal process and essential to the regular Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessments.

The University uses Minerva Elements as collection tool and management system for its publications collection. All academics and honorary staff members are responsible for ensuring their publications are recorded in Minerva Elements.

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Human research ethics

All student and staff research undertaken at the University of Melbourne is governed by

These documents stipulate the obligations on all researchers to be aware of the ethical framework governing research at the University and to be compliant with regulatory requirements.

This information is applicable to both research students and academic staff.

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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) workshops

Claim your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) and unlock your researcher profiles. An Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. An ORCID can link to other digital researcher profiles such as Google Scholar and help increase your online visibility.

To help you claim your ORCID and unlock your researcher profiles the Library will run twice-weekly sessions in the Digital Studio.

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