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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

Commemorating 100 years since Gallipoli

To commemorate 100 years since Gallipoli, this week we will be featuring stories of ARC-funded projects that highlight the importance of research in the Humanities discipline, in particular war history.

These stories are now available in the latest edition of ARChway.

NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) along with the ARC have issued a joint Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). The NHMRC and ARC encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier. The full statement can be found on the media release page of the ARC website.

ARC 2017 Centres of Excellence

The next funding round for the ARC Centres of Excellence (for funding commencing in 2017) will commence in the first half of 2015. Applicants interested in applying for this grant program should regularly check the ARC website for updates. In the meantime please visit the ARC Centres of Excellence webpage for information about previous rounds.

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.