Find out about upcoming events for the ARC and events in the research sector supported by the ARC.

Here we promote current news, upcoming events, calls for nominations and opening of applications across the research sector. Please find below, events listed for the year 2017.

Please note, events that involve any of the ARC's Centres of Excellence are marked with this icon  An ARC Centre of Excellence Event icon

May 2017


Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Entries close 7.00pm AEST, 5 May 2017

The 2017 Eureka Prizes opens for nominations on 10 February 2017. Entries close 7.00pm AEST, 5 May 2017.

Known as the ‘Oscars of Australian science’, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes celebrate research, science communication and journalism, leadership, and students.

Previous recipients have included ARC-funded researchers.

Finalists will be announced online on 28 July 2017, and winners at a gala dinner on 30 August 2017.

For more information about prize categories and how to enter, visit the Australian Museum website.


International workshop on government administrative data for policy-relevant research An ARC Centre of Excellence Event icon

Stanford University, California—1-2 May 2017

Administrative data regularly collected by government organisations for has provided opportunities for research in recent decades. Increased access to administrative records presents a number of advantages for research that addresses policy-relevant questions about socioeconomic disadvantage, and forges closer collaborations between research and government organisations. However, there is an enormous untapped potential in administrative data. Challenges that prevent wide and effective use of administrative data relate to existing regulatory frameworks, perceived risks by data custodians, and underdeveloped methodological and infrastructure capacities.

The workshop is designed for researchers who have experience or are interested in using government administrative data for research purposes. This first of its kind workshop will bring together authoritative international figures in the field to engage with workshop participants on relevant themes around government administrative data access and use.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course is a co-host of this international workshop, with the Stanford Centre for Poverty and Inequality and Children’s Data Network.


June 2017

WA Innovator of the Year

Closes 12.00pm, 6 June 2017

Applications are open for the 2017 WA Innovator of the Year program.

The program, now in its 11th year, will include a Young Innovator of the Year Award and, for the first time, a regional assistance package and professional assistance and mentoring for semi-finalists and finalists.

The awards recognise the exceptional local and regional innovators behind the newest products, technologies, processes and services that have or have the potential to benefit Western Australia. Award winners will share in a prize pool of $145,000 to help commercialise their innovations, and the overall winner will receive a prize of $75,000. To help innovators ground their ideas and move them forward, the program also links industry and academia through research collaborations.

 For more information on the program, visit the Government of Western Australia website




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Public lecture: Unconscious bias and outdated stereotypes: how thinking shortcuts add to bad outcomes

Macquarie University, Sydney—21 July 2017


August 2017

IMPACT7—Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Meat Market, Melbourne

Discover the ways that science will help to unlock a better future. Hear how researchers are solving this generation’s wicked problems. This is research that matters—and could transform the way we think, work, and live.

Sponsored by CSIRO, IMPACT7 is an unmissable opportunity to meet Australia’s cleverest people and those eager to bring their research to fruition. Make meaningful connections with ‘Impact Leaders’ in corporations, universities, media, and government, and build capabilities in your organisation through collaboration!

Are you working on solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges, food security, our health and wellbeing, or clean energy? Share your research by applying to present at IMPACT7! IMPACT7 invites researchers, innovators, teams and startups to apply to present their exciting impactful project before panels of renowned Impact Leaders. Gain visibility, traction and potentially invaluable connections. Every team selected for IMPACT7 will be invited to participate in Pitchcamp to gain support and coaching in prep for the big day. One deserving team will also receive fast-tracked entry to the ‘Selection Bootcamp‘ for national science and technology accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO‘. It is free to apply, and IMPACT7 is also offering 10 travel grants to ensure researchers can make it to Melbourne on the day.

Applications to present at IMPACT7 are open until Friday, 16 June 2017. For more information, visit the Impact7 website.


September 2017


Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Conference

Wellington, New Zealand—26–29 September 2017

The ARC is a Bronze level sponsor of the 19th annual national ARMS conference.

The ARMS Annual Conference is the principal research meeting for research managers and administrators in Australasia. The conference will feature internationally renowned key note speakers, oral and poster presentations, industry exhibitions, collaboration meetings, and professional development workshops of significance to this global profession. The conference’s theme Funding Research: Drawing on the Power of Collaboration will explore opportunities to bring together professionals in research organisations and funding bodies to create greater efficiencies in the wider management of research and its funding.

Call for abstracts is now open, and registrations open April 2017. For more information, please visit the ARMS2017 conference website.


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Reading and Spelling Workshop

Macquarie University, Sydney—27–28 September 2017

The workshop, hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders in conjunction with the MQ Cognition Clinic for Reading, aims to bring together leading researchers from around the world to discuss reading and spelling development, disorders, remediation, and related policy. The workshop will therefore have two parts, one day focused on practice and policy and one day focused on research. Our intended audience includes teachers, school counsellors, clinicians, parents, and researchers.

For further details on workshop program, speakers and registration information please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders website.