24 June 2019


An exciting and improved Grants Search is now available as part of the ARC’s new Data Portal—joining the data provided on Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI), released recently.

The Grants Search capability was first established to provide quick and easy access to basic data about grants awarded under the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). 

The ARC appreciates and thanks everyone for their feedback from the first release of Grants Search. We have listened to your concerns and the second release of the Grants Search capability is designed to make that access even easier and to increase the range of data available. 

There are many improvements you’ll discover in Grants Search II:

  • Get real-time data—including details of research projects incorporating significant post-award variations
    Information in the new Grants Search is now provided as at the time of data extraction, as well as at the time of announcement.
  • More specific searches 
    The search functionality has been improved to enable the return of more specific search terms.
  • Extract data for easier analysis
    The new Grants Search provides a way to extract your searched data into a CSV format and view it in Excel. There is also a way to access data through an API (Application Programming Interface).
  • Find new information
    The new Grants Search includes a number of new fields including international collaboration and four-digit Field of Research codes.

Help on how to access the data in the new Grants Search is provided within the Data Portal

Grants Search is an important part of the ARC’s commitment to the public release of data it holds as an Australian Government agency.  

We would welcome and appreciate any feedback regarding the new capability, including if you encounter difficulties or find issues with the data. Please send any feedback to grantssearchfeedback@arc.gov.au.