ARC Streamlining word cloud
14 December 2018

The ARC is continuing its work on streamlining grant processes, and we are actively engaged in seeking your views about what aspects of our grant processes could be improved to increase their efficiency and simplicity. We have been pleased to receive a lot of positive feedback from stakeholders on our progress so far, and are actively monitoring and participating in conversations within the sector about changes that could be made.

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14 December 2018

Each year, the ARC hosts a one day gathering for all new Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Directors, which provides an important opportunity to network as a cohort as well as meet with key senior ARC staff that manage the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program Major Investments.

2018 Research Administrators’ Seminar
14 December 2018

Research Office staff from around Australia attended the annual ARC Research Administrators’ Seminar, held in Canberra on 1 November 2018. Approximately 140 research office staff from 36 universities attended. Other organisations represented included the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), CSIRO, Telethon Kids Institute, The Granted Group, The George Institute and the Victor Chang Institute.

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14 December 2018

Improved eligibility management in RMS
From 10 October 2018, new functionality was introduced into the Research Management System (RMS) to assist and improve application eligibility compliance in relation to final reports, project limits, and eligibility requirements for Chief Investigators (CIs) and Partner Investigators (PIs).
RMS auto-population of research outputs
Researchers are now able to auto-populate their research output data into their ARC RMS person profiles and application forms.

opened laptop on a bed of grass
14 December 2018

When considering a new ARC application, remember that all named participants must have fulfilled their obligations in regard to all previously funded ARC projects, including the submission of Final Reports.

New functionality in our Research Management System (RMS) now prevents the submission of an application where any named participant is also a participant on a funded project that has an outstanding Final Report. This has been implemented to ensure that researchers, Administering Organisations and the ARC meet accountability and reporting obligations in the administration of publicly funded research.

the humble hookworm
16 October 2018

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), based at James Cook University, is an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative which received $42 million in funding over four years from 2014, to pursue a multi-disciplinary health and tropical medicine program in tropical northern Queensland. 

Peer review icon
21 September 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through the National Competitive Grants Program across all disciplines. At its core is a community of domestic and international researchers who peer review all research applications submitted to the ARC. 

RMS graphic
21 September 2018

Eligibility is an important aspect of the ARC’s grant management processes. Based on feedback from the sector, the ARC is improving its Research Management System (RMS) functionality to assist in determining key eligibility requirements as part of the application process.

Dr Archa Fox
21 September 2018

Dr Archa Fox is an ARC Future Fellow at the Schools of Human Sciences and Molecular Sciences at The University of Western Australia (UWA), whose research is building on the genomics revolution, by investigating how genetic variation and cell organisation leads to changes in the expression of genes.

ARC Training Centre for the Food Processing Industry in the 21st Century
21 September 2018

The ARC Training Centre for the Food Processing Industry in the 21st Century—led by Centre Director, Professor Fariba Dehghani at The University of Sydney—was established in 2014 to work with a broad range of industrial partners to boost Australia’s competitiveness in the global agri-food sector.