Acceptable Forms for Acknowledgement of ARC Funding
The ARC Funding Agreement requires that any ARC contribution to research and other activities be appropriately acknowledged.
When, at any time during or after completion of a project, the researcher or any other party publishes or produces material such as books, articles, newsletters or other literary or artistic works which relate to the research project, the Administering Organisation must ensure (wherever possible) that the ARC's contribution and support of the project is acknowledged in a prominent place and in an appropriate form. The acknowledgement should include the mention of the ARC as a funding body.
Similar efforts should be made to acknowledge ARC funding support when participating in television and radio programs, and when interviewed by the print media. In publicising the ARC’s funding support, researchers and other parties should, however, ensure that the publication does not lead the audience to believe that any particular views or messages being conveyed are those held by the ARC (unless the ARC has formally endorsed such views/messages).
Wherever possible, the ARC logo should be included with acknowledgements of ARC funding. Guidelines for usage of the ARC logo and copies of the logo in various print quality formats are available on the ARC Logo and Usage Guidelines page.
ARC-funded Centres of Excellence, Centres, Special Research Centres and Key Centres should include "Australian Research Council" or "ARC" in their titles, and use the ARC logo on their web sites and other promotional materials. For example, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research.
Researchers who have been awarded a fellowship by the ARC should acknowledge that they are the recipient of a fellowship which has been funded by the ARC (e.g. Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council Australian Research Fellowship etc).
Researchers and/or institutions should use their discretion in adapting one of the examples of acceptable forms of acknowledgement of ARC funding listed below to suit the medium in which the research will be featured.
In general, wording to the following effect is recommended:
"This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project number XXXX)."
"Professor/Dr XXXX is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship/Post Doctoral Fellowship/etc (project number XXXX)."
"This research was conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence/ARC Special Research Centre/ARC Key Centre for XXXX (project number XXXX)."
However, in cases where the material or publication contains a message or view which could possibly be interpreted as being that of the ARC, and which has not been officially endorsed by the ARC as such, the following form of attribution is recommended:
"This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DP0XXXXX). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council."
"This research was conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence/ARC Special Research Centre/ARC Key Centre for XXXX (project number XXXX). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council."
We have complimentary small (375 x 150mm) and large (745 x 300mm) stickers available for placement on equipment to assist with promotion of projects that have received funding through the Australian Research Council.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to obtain stickers for your project.