21 September 2018


Eligibility is an important aspect of the ARC’s grant management processes. Based on feedback from the sector, the ARC is improving its Research Management System (RMS) functionality to assist in determining key eligibility requirements as part of the application process.

The improved functionality will help identify potentially ineligible applications, as well as provide improved information and guidance to researchers and Research Offices as part of the application process.

What are the key changes for our stakeholders?

  • Updated questions on the application form will determine whether key eligibility requirements have been met. 
  • Any participant on the application that has an overdue Final Report for any ARC-funded projects will be unable to submit the application.
  • Where project and application limits have been breached the application will be invalidated.

These changes will help support researchers and Research Offices to improve compliance with ARC Grant Guidelines, and reduce time and effort preparing ineligible applications. These changes are expected to be in place in October 2018.