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ARC assessment cycle flow chart (wording below)

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  1. Funding Rules

    • Funding Rules are approved by Minister

    • Published on the ARC website

    • Sector is advised of availability

  1. Proposals

    • Instructions to applicants, sample application form and FAQs are published on ARC website

    • Applications are submitted by Eligible Organisations by the relevant scheme closing date

  1. Assessment

    • Proposals are considered against eligibility criteria and compliance with the Funding Rules

    • Proposals are assessed by independent assessors in initial assessment

    • Applicants may be given the opportunity to respond to assessors' written comments

    • Proposals are assessed by the ARC College of Experts or a Selection Advisory Committee

  1. Selection

    • The ARC College of Experts or Selection Advisory Committee considers all proposals, ranks each proposal relative to other proposals in the same discipline cluster, and recommends budgets for the highly ranked proposals

  1. Approval of funding

    • ARC CEO provides recommendations to the Minister with proposals to be approved for funding, proposals not recommended for funding, and the level of funding and duration of projects

    • Minister considers recommendations and approves and announces funding outcomes