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Welcome to the Australian Research Council website

The ARC is a statutory agency 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.

ERA 2015

ERA

Special Research Initiative for Antarctic Gateway Partnership

The Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne has announced $24 million in funding to the University of Tasmania for the Special Research Initiative for Antarctic Gateway Partnership.

For more information, visit the Special Research Initiative for Antarctic Gateway Partnership webpage.

2015 ARC Major Grants Announcement

The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced the funding outcomes of the Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes for funding commencing in 2015.

Please visit the Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities webpages for more information.

Corresponding media releases, snapshots and example sheets can be found on the Announcement kits page.