The ARC has released its second edition of ARChway
- Congratulations to ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Peter Hall for his election to the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences.
- Media Release: ARC CEO Welcomes Additional Round for Future Fellowships Scheme
- Media Release: New centre to transform education through science
- Media Release: Labor's plan to secure Australian industries and jobs
- Funding Outcomes of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2013 are now available
- Funding Outcomes of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2012 are now available
Welcome to the Australian Research Council website
The ARC is a statutory agency under the Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education portfolio 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, with the exception of clinical medicine and dentistry.
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.
Special Research Initiative for a Science of Learning Research Centre for funding commencing in 2012
Science and Research Minister, the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP has announced $16 million in funding to The University of Queensland for the Special Research Initiative for a Science of Learning Research Centre.For more information, visit the Science of Learning Research Centre page.
Industrial Transformation Research Program – Round 2
Ministers Emerson and Combet have today announced the Industrial Transformation Priorities for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 and the Industrial Transformation Training Priorities for Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2014 schemes.
The priority areas for each program can be found on the ARC website at the Industrial Transformation Research Program page.
Industrial Transformation Research Program – Round 1
The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funding Outcomes for funding commencing in 2012 are now available.
For further information, please visit Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funding Outcomes page.
The Industrial Transformation Training Centres Funding Outcomes for funding commencing in 2013 are now available.
For further information, please visit Industrial Transformation Training Centres Funding Outcomes page.
National Principles for management of IP
The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) now have a new set of National Principles to guide better management of Intellectual Property (IP) for publicly funded research carried out in the public sector.
The Australian Government's Coordinating Committee on Innovation approved the revised principles in late 2012.
"These principles will strengthen the good management of IP expected for the outcomes of publicly funded research," said Professor Aidan Byrne, ARC Chief Executive Officer.
"We expect that all public institutions who receive funding from the ARC and NHMRC will now incorporate these principles into their own research policies".
Professor Warwick Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council, who chaired the working group to revise the national principles, said "Maximising the benefits of IP leads to better relationships between research institutions and industry and can lead to products coming onto the market more quickly to benefit all Australians".
The revised National Principles are now available on the ARC website.
ARC Centres of Excellence for funding commencing in 2014
The ARC Centres of Excellence Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 have been released.For further information on this scheme, please visit the ARC Centres of Excellence page.
ARC Open Access Policy
The ARC has introduced a new open access policy for ARC funded research which takes effect from 1 January 2013. The policy will be incorporated into all new Funding Rules and Agreements released after 1 January 2013. For more information visit the Information for Applicants page.