Dr Megan Power
17 December 2020

ARC Centres of Excellence are the ARC’s largest regular investment, with grant rounds since 2003, currently awarding up to $5m per annum over seven years to significant collaborations between universities, research organisations, governments and businesses in Australia and overseas. Although there are some parallels with other government research centre schemes in Australia and overseas, the scheme has sufficiently unique attributes to make it an interesting object of study in itself.

17 December 2020

#QandARC, is a video series instigated and led by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence researchers.  

17 December 2020

The ARC has commenced implementing the updated 2020 Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) codes​ in accordance with the plan advised last edition of ARChway for National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) activities.

Recording rock art at Liwingkinya on Vanderlin Island in Yanyuwa Country with Graham Friday, John Bradley, and Warren Timothy. Credit: Amanda Kearney, June 2019.
9 November 2020

A decades-long research engagement with the Yanyuwa people from the south-western Gulf of Carpentaria is reframing the meaning of ‘rock art’, through a Discovery Project led by ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Liam Brady, with colleagues Professor Amanda Kearney and Associate Professor John Bradley.

30 September 2020

The ARC is committed to supporting the Australian research sector and is focused on continuing to provide flexible, effective and practical measures to ensure researchers can continue to participate in ARC schemes. 2020 has presented considerable challenges and it is important to reiterate the mechanisms we have in place to support researchers preparing applications.

Professor Rob Hyndman
30 September 2020

What’s going to happen next with the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia? What about a few weeks from now? What about in different states and territories? 

These are the questions a team of researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) is helping to answer. 

Yusuke Yamauchi
23 September 2020

Many ARC researchers are experts at building industry support to strengthen an existing research program, which can also provide a pathway to industry employment for new graduates. Professor Yusuke Yamauchi is one of a small number of ARC supported researchers who are making these links directly with industry partners in Japan, and he has a vision of a bright future in manufacturing collaboration between Australian and Japanese industry.

Professor Sharon Parker
10 September 2020

Professor Sharon Parker is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, whose research focus is the design of jobs and work, and the vital role that this design has in delivering a thriving economy with a healthy, flourishing workforce. Awarded $2.9m through the ARC’s 2016 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship, Professor Parker has used this research funding to establish the Centre for Transformative Work Design, conducting high quality, independent and innovative research to understand the role of work design in generating healthy and productive work.

Professor Maria Forsyth. Credit: Donna Squire/Deakin University.
23 June 2020

The rechargeable Lithium-ion (LI) battery has become a ubiquitous technology that underpins our lives, powering our mobile devices and electric cars, as well as providing efficient storage for renewably generated electricity. But there is still a great research effort underway to increase their efficiency and reliability, as the technologies of the future will have even greater thirst for the portable energy power of batteries.

Professor Maria Forsyth, a former ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship recipient at Deakin University is Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Future Energy Storage Technologies, and is determined that the next breakthrough battery technology will have a manufacturing home here in Australia.

11 June 2020

Over the past year, the Australian Research Council (ARC), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Stats NZ have undertaken a joint review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) 2008. 

The ARC is pleased to advise that the revised ANZSRC is on track to be published at the end of June on the ABS and Stats NZ websites.