Image: Associate Dean, Research; Senior Research Fellow, Dr Lee Berger. Image courtesy: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, James Cook University.
20 June 2017

As part of its commitment to promoting diversity and equity principles under the schemes of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), the ARC supports part-time opportunities for award and fellowship recipients under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Future Fellowships, and Discovery Indigenous schemes. Under current provisions, conversion to part-time arrangements may be granted for family and/or carer responsibilities or for exceptional research circumstances. Postdoctoral research and higher degree by research awards under the Australian Laureate Fellowships and Industrial Transformation Training Centres schemes may also be converted to part-time arrangements.

Image: ARC Executive Director, Dr Fiona Cameron, giving a presentation at the Forum.
20 June 2017

The ARC held its annual Centre Directors’ Forum on 26–27 April 2017 in Canberra. This two-day forum brought together around 120 Directors and business managers from ARC Centres of Excellence, Special Research Initiatives (SRI) and Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Research Hubs and Training Centres. The forum provided a great opportunity for networking with other academics and ARC staff, as well as exchanging ideas and sharing experiences about best practice on a range of topics relating to managing ARC large investments.

Image: Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran.  Image credit: Damien Sullivan, RMIT University
15 June 2017

Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran, co-leader of the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, is a finalist for the Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

The IODP ship JOIDES Resolution which works in the Australian region. Image courtesy Takuya Sagawa.
10 March 2017

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)is a multimillion dollar international geoscience research collaboration, with a mission to progress our understanding of the significant proportion of the earth’s crust that underlies the oceans.

Image courtesy: ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
10 March 2017

Researchers at The University of Adelaide have developed a breakthrough tool for use in brain surgery—a needle with a tiny camera inside, that enables surgeons to ‘see’ blood vessels. Blood vessels once spotted can then be avoided, to prevent the risk of dangerous bleeding during surgery.

University of Wollongong's SMART Railway Laboratory undergoing further modernisation.  Image courtesy: Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn
10 March 2017

The Australian railway network is the world's seventh longest network, stretching more than 40,000km. It enables everything from commuter trains for workers through to heavy-haul trains for moving cargo, such as agricultural produce and mining materials.

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10 March 2017

The ARC has announced two rounds of grants funded under the Linkage Projects scheme, which is now running a continuous application and assessment process.

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10 March 2017

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is pleased to introduce our freshly updated and expanded Peer Review webpages. We have tried to provide a central location dedicated to the ARC assessor community. Please take some time to look around at the new resources and familiarise yourself with the webpages.  

Review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
5 December 2016

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (the Code) is currently under review. The Code Review is a joint endeavour between the ARC, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA).

Kathleen Fitzpatrick
5 December 2016

On 25 October 2016, the ARC hosted the inaugural Gender Equality in Research Laureate Forum, bringing together some of Australia’s most pre-eminent researchers undertaking initiatives promoting gender equality in the research workforce.