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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

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Future Fellowships 2014 Funding Outcomes

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has today announced the funding outcomes for Future Fellowships commencing in 2014.

The Funding Outcomes have been released and are now available on the Future Fellowships Funding Outcomes page. The media kit for this announcement—including: Minister's media release, funding snapshot, state project example sheets—can be viewed from the Announcement Kits page.

Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes

The Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne has announced $35 million in funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.

For more information, visit the Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes web page.

ERA 2015 Submission Guidelines, Discipline Matrix and Technology Pack release

The ARC has released the Excellence in Research for Australia(ERA) 2015 Submission Guidelines, Discipline Matrix and Technology Pack. These documents provide a detailed guide to the rules and processes for ERA 2015 submission, as well as technical documentation, Code Tables and XML schema related to the ERA 2015 submission process. Documentation regarding ERA 2015 evaluation will be released separately.

Submission Stage 0 for ERA 2015 will open on Monday, 19 January 2015

For more information, please visit the ERA 2015 page.

Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has announced funding to the Australian Academy of Science and The Australian Academy of the Humanities for the Learned Academies Special Projects 2014.

The Minister's media release is also now available.

Special Research Initiative for Tropical Health and Medicine

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has announced the funding outcomes for the Special Research Initiative for Tropical Health and Medicine.

The Minister's media release is also now available.

Linkage Projects 2014 Funding Outcomes

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, has today announced the funding outcomes for Linkage Projects commencing in 2014.

The Funding Outcomes for Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2014 have been released and are now available on the Linkage Projects Funding Outcomes page. The media kit for this announcement—including: Minister's media release, funding snapshot, state project example sheets—can be viewed from the Announcement Kits page.

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funding Outcomes

The Funding Outcomes for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2013 – Round 2 have been released and are now available on the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funding Outcomes page. The Minister's media release is also now available.

2014–15 Federal Budget

The Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, has released the 2014–15 Federal Budget. You can find out more about the new ARC measures within the budget on our ARC significant measures page.