11 June 2020

Each year, the ARC calls for nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals across all disciplines to join the esteemed ARC College of Experts. College member appointments are highly competitive, with members drawn from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations.

ARC College of Experts members play a key role in the ARC’s peer review processes to ensure that government funding is spent on the highest quality research that will grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community.

Centre for Forest Value Deputy Director Associate Professor Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra (right) with the two of the Centre for Forest Value's PhD Candidates Michelle Balasso and Sean Krisanski.
4 June 2020

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value has become a launching pad for high-calibre, industry-ready University of Tasmania research higher degree graduates and postdoctoral fellows with broad perspectives of the forest industry.

Established in 2015, with $3.6 million funding from the ARC, and additional funding from industry partners and the University of Tasmania, the Centre is celebrating the final stages of its first intake of students, as they embark on the next step in their careers and continue to contribute to the development of the forest industry both in Australia and internationally.

Caption: Andrew Johnston and Buyung Kosasih, assessing the performance of the Mark I slotted air jet laboratory equipment. Credit: Paul Jones.
27 May 2020

Researchers at the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing, based at the University of Wollongong (UOW), are engaging with BlueScope Steel and other partners from Australia’s steel industry to solve complex problems in the manufacturing process for steel.

Jack Dale, ‘History painting’, 2003
27 May 2020

Dr Shino Konishi, a Yawuru woman and researcher at The University of Western Australia is leading a project with Dr Malcolm Allbrook and Professor Tom Griffiths—both from the Australian National University—under the Discovery Indigenous scheme to double the number of Indigenous biographies, adding 190 new entries, within the online Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) as well as producing a standalone published volume of Indigenous short biographies in the ADB.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this article contains an image and the names of deceased persons.

Associate Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa with green plum in East Arnhem Land © UQ
21 April 2020

Australia is home to a diverse array of ‘bush foods’ which have nourished Indigenous people for millennia but, with a few exceptions like the macadamia nut, these native Indigenous foods have not made it into our supermarket trollies.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods, based at The University of Queensland, aims to transform Australia’s bush foods industry, by bringing a new variety of Australian-grown foods to our tables. The Training Centre is leading the way to change the way Australians—and the world—think about Australia’s cuisine and food products.

Map of Australia
23 March 2020

On 27 February 2020, a new ARC grant opportunity opened—the Special Research Initiative (SRI) for Australian Society, History and Culture.

This SRI supports excellent research into all aspects of Australian society, history and culture from our ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beginnings to modern-day Australia.

The Australian bush regrowing after a fire. Credit: Dr David Blair.
19 March 2020

In response to the unprecedented and tragic 2019-20 Australian bushfire season, many researchers have had a significant public role to play in explaining the science behind bushfires, their control and their aftermath. One of these researchers is Professor David Lindenmayer, from The Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Professor David Lindenmayer is one of Australia’s leading ecologists—an expert in landscape ecology, conservation and biodiversity—who has had significant ARC funding support including an Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2012 and as a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions from 2012-2018. He is currently leading two Linkage Projects grants examining woodland biota and the effects of animals on bushfire risk, building on 37 years of empirical longitudinal research on bushfires in south-eastern Australia.

Image: Professor Lisa Kewley. Credit: ASTRO 3D.
11 February 2020

Professor Lisa Kewley, an ARC Laureate Fellow based at The Australian National University, and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D), is one of the world’s leading astronomers, whose research has focussed on the formation and evolution of star-forming galaxies.

Professor Marilyn Fleer
24 January 2020

Early childhood is a time of intense learning, at time when the framework is set in place for the learning that will follow—and because of that it is perhaps the most important period in a child’s education.

The Conceptual PlayLab, based at Monash University, is a five-year research project investigating the best way to teach and support young children to form concepts in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM). 

Wordcloud simplifying grants management
18 December 2019

As part of our transition to the whole-of-government grant agreement template, the ARC has simplified its grant management processes around start dates, parental leave and ethics clearances.