Image: Associate Professor Nick Thieberger. Credit: The University of Melbourne.
13 July 2018

Associate Professor Nick Thieberger is a linguistics academic and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, based at The University of Melbourne, who is digitising and archiving the records of our most at-risk indigenous languages.

Professor Thieberger and his team are building and populating the databases that hold these records, and developing methodology that will allow the public, and particularly speakers of endangered languages, to have greater access to the raw materials of language research including transcripts, words lists, and recordings made in the field.

Image: Image mosaic - 2018 ROO Workshop.  Image credit: Australian Research Council.
28 June 2018

​​​​​​​In June 2018, the ARC invited new staff from Research Offices from all universities to a workshop in Canberra to learn about the ARC post-award functions and processes.

Over 60 participants attended the workshop, representing 35 universities. All ARC post-award staff participated, including key ARC senior executive staff.

Word cloud for Revised code of responsible research conduct
28 June 2018

In June 2018, the CEOs of the ARC, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia released a revised Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018 Code) and Guide to managing and investigating potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (Investigation Guide).

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research  is a crucial component of the framework for the responsible conduct of research in Australia.

Grant Connect promo button
28 June 2018

The ARC will now be publishing all future grant opportunities under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) on the GrantConnect website—the whole-of-government grants information system.

The new Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines 2017 require all grant opportunities and grant awards to be published on GrantConnect. It serves as the central point for finding all Commonwealth grant opportunities. This provides the ARC with the facility to forecast, publish and amend grant opportunities together with all supporting documentation, in one single location.

National Reconciliation Week
15 June 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) recognises and celebrates National Reconciliation Week, which is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This year, the theme of National Reconciliation Week is ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’, which presents an opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, as a number of research projects funded by the ARC are helping us to do.

A tactile poster describing the process of antigen recognition between T-cell receptors and antigen presenting molecules, highlighting the complexity of the recognition process and its many interactions. Credit: Hynesite Photography & Monash University.
8 June 2018

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Jamie Rossjohn, and colleagues, are helping people with low or no vision to experience the fruits of the latest infection and immunity research through a special Sensory Scientific Exhibition and Discovery Day, held at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. 

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25 May 2018

The ARC is committed to research workforce diversity and aims to contribute to a strong and sustainable Australian research workforce through our policies and programs. In particular, we are committed to ensuring all eligible researchers, irrespective of gender, have a fair opportunity to participate in the funding schemes of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Image: L-R Hazel Brown, Henry Dabb, Iris Woods, Aubrey Roberts, Clint Bracknell, Gaye Roberts, Kim Scott, Jason Miniter and Roma Winmar working together to record an old Wirlomin Noongar song. Credit: Dr Clint Bracknell.
25 May 2018

Dr Clint Bracknell is a musician and ethnomusicologist, based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at The University of Sydney, who is using an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous grant to bring to life the musical traditions of the Noongar language of South Western Australia.

Professor Glenda Sluga
24 May 2018

Professor Glenda Sluga—an Australian Research Council (ARC) Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow—is head of the Laureate Research Program in International History, based at The University of Sydney. The program is bringing into focus the ‘lost international past’—the history of international ideas, actors, and structures that underpin the global order of the present day. In doing so, they are establishing their position as Australian historians at the centre of the study of international history in the world.

Image credit: Bellevue Hill Primary School and NSW Department of Education
30 April 2018

Educational researchers based at The University of Melbourne are using funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme to study how innovations in school architecture affect student learning, and develop tools which are helping teachers to bridge the gap between the educational potential of classroom designs, and their actual performance.The design of a school classroom is intimately connected with the quality of education that students receive, but there is a limited amount of evidence to inform how new innovations in learning environments can be effectively used by teachers and students.

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