Fields of research (FOR) codes

All researchers in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will need to know their FOR codes to include on Certification Forms, in grant applications, for publications data collection (the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC)), and for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

The FOR is a hierarchical classification with three levels; Divisions (2 digits), Groups (4 digits) and Fields (6 digits). Each level is identified by a unique number.

Level example

Division 16 Studies in Human Society
Group 1606 Political Science

Field 160607 International Relations

FoR codes can be found on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.