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Welcome to the Australian Research Council website

The ARC is a Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government. Its mission is to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community.

In seeking to achieve its mission, the ARC provides advice to the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), and administers Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Through the NCGP - a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development - the ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through national competition across all disciplines. Clinical and other medical research is primarily supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council.  

ERA assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions and gives government, industry, business and the wider community assurance of the excellence of research conducted.  It also provides a national stocktake, by research discipline areas, of research strength against international benchmarks.

ERA 2015

ERA

New Australian Research Council website

On Monday, 6 July, the Australian Research Council (ARC) is scheduled to launch its new website.

As a regular user of our website you will notice some changes. Watch this short video to take a tour through the new structure.

Transcript [Word Format, 16KB] | Watch on YouTube

Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Outcomes

The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced the outcomes of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme round for funding commencing in 2015.

View a full list of the 2015 Australian Laureate Fellows.

The Funding Outcomes are now available on the Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Outcomes page. The media kit for this announcement—including: Minister's media release and funding snapshot—can be viewed from the Announcement Kits page. The Outcomes may also be viewed from the Funding Announcements web page.

Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015—Funding Rules now available

The following documents relating to Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 are now available on the ARC website:

Applications will open to proposals on 30 June 2015.

ARC Centres of Excellence for funding commencing in 2017

The ARC Centres of Excellence for funding commencing in 2017 Expression of Interest is now open.
Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.

For further information, please visit the ARC Centres of Excellence page.

Minister announces nine new projects under Industrial Transformation Research Program

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has announced almost $40 million in new research funding that will forge stronger research and industry connections. The funding, awarded under the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP), will see nine new research hubs and training centres commence vital research programs in priority research areas.

View the new ARC ITRP funding outcomes in the new RMS Announcement Module.

Future Fellowships

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has confirmed that the Government will continue the Future Fellowships scheme, offering 50 four-year appointments in 2015.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Australian Research Council Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme

To expand research capacity in dementia, a joint National Health and Medical Research Council - Australian Research Council Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme opened on 7 January 2015. This joint scheme is inviting applications from postdoctoral researchers across a wide range of science, health and medical fields under a priority framework for dementia research based on national and international strategies.

Further details can be found on the NHMRC website.