ARC College of Experts
To support the advancement of knowledge and contribute to national innovation, the ARC engages an ARC College of Experts to play a key role in identifying research excellence, moderating external assessments and recommending fundable proposals. It also assists the ARC in recruiting and assigning assessors and in implementing peer review reforms in established and emerging disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas.
Its members are experts of international standing drawn from the Australian research community: from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations.
ARC College of Experts nominations are approved by the ARC CEO for appointments of one to three years.
Members of the ARC College of Experts assess and rank ARC grant applications submitted under the National Competitive Grants Program, make funding recommendations to the ARC and provide strategic advice to the ARC on emerging disciplines and cross-disciplinary developments.
The ARC is required to maintain a high standard of professionalism and ethical conduct in its operations. The ARC Guidelines for Disclosure of Interests and Confidentiality Obligations are designed to ensure that all members of the ARC College of Experts are aware of the confidentiality obligations associated with College activities and that conflicts of interest are identified and addressed in a rigorous and transparent way. The ARC requires members of the ARC College of Experts to provide assurances to the ARC that they will abide by the ARC's confidentiality requirements and will disclose to it any conflicts of interest related to their official duties as members.
ARC College of Experts Nominations for 2015
The ARC seeks nominations annually from suitably qualified and experienced individuals in all disciplines, with strong emphasis placed on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.
Nominations from women, from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and from end-users across the private, public and not-for profit sectors are particularly encouraged.
ARC College of Experts Nominations for 2015 closed at 5:00pm (AEST) on Thursday 26 June 2014. Outcomes are expected to be announced in September—October 2014.
Members of the ARC College of Experts
There are currently 158 members on the ARC College of Experts.
Selection meeting panels will be drawn from across the College of Experts as necessary.
ARC College of Experts members listed by broad discipline grouping:
- Biological Sciences and Biotechnology (BSB)
- Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI)
- Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA)
- Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences (PCE)
- Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences (SBE)