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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.

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ARC Centres of Excellence for funding commencing in 2017

The ARC Centres of Excellence for funding commencing in 2017 Funding Rules, draft Funding Agreement and sample Expression of Interest form have now been released.

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.

2015–16 Federal Budget

The Australian Government announced its 2015–16 Budget on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. View the Education Portfolio Budget Statements information and announcements on the Budget page of the ARC website.

 

ARC College of Experts Nominations for 2016 are now open

Nominations for appointment to the ARC College of Experts in 2016 are now open and will close at 5.00pm (AEST) Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

Please refer to the Nomination Kit, Nomination Form and Nomination Summary Spreadsheet on the College of Experts page for submission instructions.

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.

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.