Why have you updated your website?

The ARC website has been improved to meet new Whole of Government Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The ARC also wanted to create a website that is easier to navigate and provides information in a more effective manner. The layout and structure of the information on the website has been improved to make it easier for our diverse stakeholders—whether grant applicants or recipients, media, or the general public—to find the information they need. We have also incorporated fresh new features such as the sliding banner and Twitter feed. There have also been improvements behind the scenes to make the website easier to update and maintain into the future.

Will my bookmarks I created for pages on the old website still work?

The website address, www.arc.gov.au, will remain the same for the new ARC website. Unfortunately any bookmarks linking to pages on the old ARC website will likely be broken as page URLs have changed for the new ARC website.

You will need to set new bookmarks for pages. If you experience any difficulties locating the page you are wishing to bookmark, please contact communications[@]arc.gov.au.

How do I search for details about current or previously announced ARC grants?

There are a few ways you can find this information. If it was recently announced, this information will be available from our Funded Research page—Click on ‘Outcomes’ and you can search by scheme under the Discovery or Linkage Programmes. Alternatively, you can visit our Funding Announcements page within RMS, which is home to data and project summaries for recently announced ARC funding scheme rounds.

To search all ARC-funded research projects please view our new ARC Grants Search (under the ‘Funded Research’ menu item, then ‘Grants Dataset’). ARC Grants Search is a web-based search tool. The ARC Grants Search is designed to make it easier for you to find details of ARC-funded research projects since 2001, including electronic and paper-based proposals.

This is the first release of this search capability. The ARC would welcome and appreciate any feedback regarding the new capability, including if you encounter difficulties or find issues with the data. Excel format versions of ARC grants are also available from the Grants Dataset page.

Is the new website able to be viewed in different browsers?

Yes, the ARC website has been configured to be user-friendly and accessible across a range of browsers. Please let us know if your browser does not display correctly.

Are ARC documents and pages on the website ‘WCAG’ compliant?

The ARC website has been developed to be reach level AA compliance as part of Whole of Government Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 embedded in the National Transition Strategy. The design and functionality of our new website has been carefully considered to meet WCAG requirements and the ARC will continue to work on content on the new website to ensure it is also WCAG compliant.

Our current page content, including pictures and tables, should be WCAG accessible, such as acceptable colour or contrast ratios, or including alternative text to enable reading by screen readers. It also means providing at least two documents types. Similarly, documents on the website are reviewed for accessibility before being placed on the website. However, should you experience any difficulties with accessibility of documents please contact the ARC. Please further note that older documents stored on the ARC Archive website may not meet accessibility guidelines. The ARC is working to make documents in the Archive website WCAG compliant also.

A new feature on the website to assist with accessibility is the ‘convert to large text’ function. This is available on all pages of the ARC website to assist those who require a larger font size.

Should you experience any difficulties using this feature, or accessibility of any ARC website material, please feel free to contact the ARC.

Will hyperlinks included in documents to pages on the website (such as those in funding rules) still work?

Yes, all hyperlinks in current documents will be updated to ensure you continue to find the information you need on the new website. Hyperlinks contained in documents in the ARC Archive website may no longer work; the ARC apologises for any inconvenience. Please contact the ARC should you require assistance finding material.

Why are only the most recent funding outcomes for ARC schemes available on the website?

To reduce the volume of content on our website, we are including only the most recent funding announcements for each funding scheme. However, document from previous years are still available to you. If you’re looking for the outcomes or documents relating to a previous funding round, please visit the ARC Archive website. There are instructions on the home page of the Archive website to assist you with locating the document you are looking for.

I’m looking for the ‘NCGP’ tab about funding schemes—why is it no longer in the navigation tabs?

We have split the NCGP tab that was on our old website into two tabs; ‘Funding Opportunities’ and ‘Funded Research’. If you’re looking for funding opportunities, but you’re not quite sure what you may be eligible for, or would just like an overview of funding that’s available, the ‘Funding Opportunities’ menu items has all the information you need. If you’re looking for information on grants already announced by the ARC, please view the ‘Funded Research’ menu item. [title:"I’m looking for funding opportunities that may be suitable for me—where can I find that information?"] Please visit the ‘Funding Opportunities’ tab on the top menu bar. In the drop down menu, select ‘What can I apply for?’ to view information about our schemes and what you might be eligible for. If you still require further information, please feel free to contact our National Competitive Grants Programme team NCGP[@]arc.gov.au.

I’m looking for funding opportunities that may be suitable for me—where can I find that information?
Please visit the ‘Funding Opportunities’ tab on the top menu bar. In the drop down menu, select ‘What can I apply for?’ to view information about our schemes and what you might be eligible for. If you still require further information, please feel free to contact our National Competitive Grants Programme team NCGP[@]arc.gov.au.

Is there still an ‘Important Dates’ page with key dates for funding schemes?

Yes, the ‘Important Dates’ page can be found under the ‘Funding Opportunities’ tab on the top menu bar. The ‘Important Dates’ page can also be reached via the following click path: ‘Media Centre > Resources’.

What is the ARC Archive website?

The ARC Archive website is a supplementary site that is home to a large number of historical ARC documents. The Archive website has been created to reduce the volume of documents on our main website, but still make that information available to our stakeholders. Documents on this Archive website will be preserved and maintained as required (per document type) to meet administrative, legal, fiscal and archival requirements.

Please note that information and documents on this supplementary website may not comply with the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 at Level AA compliance. The ARC will continue work to make documents on the Archive website WCAG accessible, however if you encounter any difficulties in obtaining any information or documents, please contact the ARC communications[@]arc.gov.au.

How do I provide the ARC with feedback or raise a concern about research integrity/misconduct?

There are a number of options to provide feedback to the ARC.

By following the click path ‘About Us > Feedback and Complaints’ you will see other areas where you feedback and comments can be made. There are different options and contacts for different types of feedback, including: General Complaints, Appeals against NCGP administrative processes, Research Integrity and Research Misconduct, Freedom of Information, and Public Interest Disclosure.

If you wish to provide feedback specifically on the release of our new ARC website or ARC Grants Search please forward your feedback to communications[@]arc.gov.au or grantssearchfeedback[@]arc.gov.au respectively.

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If you are unable to find information you are looking for, please contact the ARC Stakeholder Relations team communications[@]arc.gov.au so we can assist you with your enquiry.

Who can I contact if I still can’t find what I need?

If you are unable to find information you are looking for, please contact the ARC Stakeholder Relations team communications[@]arc.gov.au so we can assist you with your enquiry.