People at a meeting
24 June 2019

Each year, the Australian Research Council (ARC) calls for nominations from senior research academics to join the esteemed ARC College of Experts. 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. The ARC is also committed to improving the diversity and gender balance of the ARC College of Experts. The ARC particularly encourages applications from women, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and end-users across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. If you are a senior researcher who enjoys peer reviewing and is looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to the research community, please refer to the ARC College of Experts webpage for further information about how to nominate before 5 July 2019.

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24 June 2019

Australia’s strong research performance is underpinned by a number of factors—not least of which are the clear expectations and standards for responsible research conduct by Australian researchers. 

The recently revised Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the Code) is central to a strong framework that assures these expectations and standards are upheld, and provides a foundation for credible, high-quality research, and for community trust in the research endeavour. 

Professor Damousi running a mentoring session
24 June 2019

The ARC’s Australian Laureate Fellowships not only support unique and vital projects of inquiry led by some of Australia’s most accomplished research leaders, they also provide a host of mentoring opportunities for the up-and-coming next generation of research leaders.

Dr Nguyen
24 June 2019

International Women in Engineering Day celebrates the amazing achievements of women engineers, raises the profile of women in engineering and promotes career opportunities for women and girls.

Major Investments Forum 2019
24 June 2019

The ARC held its Major Investments Forum in Canberra from 12 to 13 June 2019. This annual event was attended by over 140 senior research Directors, Chief Operating Officers and Centre Managers from ARC Centres of Excellence, Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Training Centres and Research Hubs, and Special Research Initiatives.

ERA EI logo
24 June 2019

The highly-anticipated results of the Austraian Research Council’s Excellence Research Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) 2018 assessments were released at the end of March, with the State of Australian University Research: ERA National Report 2018–19, and the Engagement and Impact Assessment National Report 2018–19. Both reports, available in the ARC Data Portal, are interactive and user-friendly, providing a wealth of valuable information about Australian research. 

24 June 2019

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is currently finalising the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) scheme timelines for 2019-20. It is anticipated that the 2019-20 scheme timeline will be very similar to the 2018-19 timelines and will be published on the ARC website shortly. A Network Message will be issued to the sector when the timelines are published.

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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. 

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31 May 2019

You know you have done something right when 100 per cent of participants in a workshop agree they achieved their goals, would recommend others take part in a similar future workshop, and every rating was in the very good or excellent category.

That was the result when three ARC Centres of Excellence—the Centre of Excellence for Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS), Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), and Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)—came together for a combined Media and Communications Workshop at the Monash University’s Parkville campus.

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22 March 2019

The ARC is always working to streamline its grants processes and we explained more about these efforts our last edition of ARChway. These activities have continued recently, with a particular focus on variations to grant agreements and final reports.  

As part of a general review of our post-award grant agreement requirements, we have updated the documentation required for supporting variation requests. These changes include allowing Human Resources areas of universities to certify maternity/parental leave (rather than provide documentary evidence) and reducing the required documentation for variations to organisation, personnel and project details.