The ARC is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, including from senior research academics, people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin and end-users across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors who possess extensive peer review experience, with a multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise considered advantageous. Nominations are welcome from all disciplines, especially those identified below.

A high regard will be placed on applicants who have strong institutional support to meet the commitment required from College of Experts members.

The ARC is committed to improving the diversity of membership on the ARC College of Experts and encourages qualified people from a broad range of groups to nominate. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Gender diversity
  • People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin
  • Industry
  • Public sector organisations

International nominees are eligible to apply.  

Areas of Interest

The 2022 College of Experts call for nominations has particular interest in the following areas:

Aerospace Engineering

Geomatic Engineering

Agricultural Biotechnology


Agricultural, Land and Farm Management

Human Movement and Sports Science

Animal Production



Indigenous Studies


Information Systems

Artificial intelligence and image processing

Inorganic Chemistry

Astronomical and Space Sciences


Atmospheric Sciences

Library and Information Services

Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics

Marine Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Materials Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Mathematical Physics


Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics

Civil Engineering

Medical Biotechnology

Classical Physics

Medical Physiology

Computer Hardware

Microbial Ecology

Crop and Pasture Production


Data Format


Distributed Computing


Ecological Applications

Numerical and Computational Mathematics



Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Organic Chemistry

Engineering Design

Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)

Environmental Biotechnology

Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience

Environmental Science and Management


Evolutionary Biology

Public Health and Health Services

Food Sciences

Religion and Religion Studies


Social Work


Theological Studies


Urban and Regional Planning

Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society

Veterinary Sciences

Important dates 

  • Nominations open: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 
  • Nominations close: Friday, 25 June 2021