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



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Symposium—Aftermath of Grenfell Tower Fire: Are Australian Buildings safe?

4 July 2017, 4.30-6.30 pm at The University of Melbourne


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Public lecture: Unconscious bias and outdated stereotypes: how thinking shortcuts add to bad outcomes

Macquarie University, Sydney—21 July 2017



Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Finalists announced 28 July 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.


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


International Science of Learning Conference: Research to Reality

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 18-20 September 2017

The Australian Science of Learning Research Centre—an ARC Special Research Initiative—is hosting its 2017 International Science of Learning Conference, which will provide an opportunity for cognitive and brain researchers, educational researchers, and neuroscientists to present and share their latest research findings into the science for learning and for education; to discuss what these findings mean across the respective disciplines from cognitive and brain research to education; and to consider the challenge of how these findings may be applied in learning and education.

The program will feature international keynote and invited speakers including Professor Andrew Meltzoff (University of Washington), Dr Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO), Professor Roberto Lent (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Dr Nancy Law (University of Hong Kong) and Professor John Hattie (University of Melbourne). The conference will include invited symposium sessions on research programs from laboratory-based brain sciences to application in education practice or policy.

To register for this event, please visit the Science Learning Research Centre website.


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.