Professor Timothy Bayne Image courtesy: Provided by Professor Bayne
22 March 2018

Professor Timothy Bayne—a 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow—is a philosopher based at Monash University, who is bridging the gap between philosophy and neuroscience, to get a practical grip on the multifaceted nature of consciousness. In doing so, he is bringing new insights from the latest technological breakthroughs in neuroscience to some of the oldest and hardest questions in philosophy.

  The ARC has started work on transitioning its Funding Rules into a new Grant Guidelines template.
15 March 2018

The ARC has started work on transitioning its Funding Rules into a new Grant Guidelines template.

Image: 2012 Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Nalini Joshi, from The University of Sydney
10 March 2018

The prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme supports outstanding Australian and international researchers and research leaders to build Australia’s research capacity, undertake innovative research programs and mentor early career researchers.

Image: Dr Melanie Randle Credit: University of Wollongong
14 February 2018

Dr Melanie Randle is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) recipient, based at the University of Wollongong, who has been working closely with non-profit and government organisations to increase the number of foster care placements in the Wollongong area through better marketing and recruitment strategies.

Image: Professor Michelle Simmons. Image courtesy: L’Oréal–UNESCO
30 January 2018

Selected from a distinguished list of nominees, the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards and Australia Day Honours have recognised the substantial contributions of Australian researchers.

Image: Professor Sharon Robinson. Image credit: University of Wollongong.
8 December 2017

The ARC College of Experts is made up of experts of international standing, drawn from all corners of the Australian research community, including from higher education institutions, industry and public sector research organisations. College of Experts members are engaged by the ARC for appointments of one to three years, during which time they play a key role in identifying research excellence, moderating external assessments, and make funding recommendations under the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program.

Image: Professor Jian Yang  Image credit: Image provided by Professor Yang
30 November 2017

Professor Jian Yang is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, at The University of Queensland, and the recipient of the 2017 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, in the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. His research focuses on tracking down the genetic basis for complex inherited traits, which are those that depend on changes to more than just one or two individual genes.

Kylie Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Science Technology Australia
11 September 2017

Leaders from Australian Research Council (ARC) research centres highlighted their stories of outstanding science and research to Australian Parliamentarians and key policy makers at an ARC Centres of Excellence Research Showcase held in the Australian Parliament House on Thursday, 7 September 2017.

Professor Fedor Sukochev
9 August 2017

Professor Fedor Sukochev is a world-leading mathematician based at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and one of seventeen Australian Laureate Fellows, including three mathematicians, announced by The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, on 5 June 2017.

Our Languages Matter—NAIDOC week 2-9 July 2017
2 July 2017

In recognition of the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week, Our Languages Matter—which aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song— it is timely to highlight the valuable Indigenous language research the Australian Government supports through the Australian Research Council (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).