24 November 2016


New ARC College of Experts members for 2017


58 new members of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for 2017 have been announced today, each to play an important part in assessing research proposals for funding under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

The 176-member ARC College of Experts plays a key role in identifying research excellence, moderating external assessments of research grant proposals, and recommending projects to be funded. ARC College of Experts members are appointed for up to a three-year term and are announced annually, ensuring a constant source of expertise.

Acting ARC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Leanne Harvey, said the ARC College of Experts is comprised of a wide range of experienced and highly qualified people of international standing, drawn from across academia, industry and public sector research organisations. 

“The new members I have welcomed to the ARC College of Experts today ensure the College has a balance of research expertise across disciplines, males and females, and small and large Australian universities,” Ms Harvey said.

“In this latest nomination round, strong emphasis was placed on interdisciplinary expertise, as well as interest in a wide range of research areas. I am pleased to see the College has such wonderful representation, with members selected from a very competitive field of applicants.

“Together with 118 continuing members of the College of Experts, the new members will meet throughout the year to review and assess the numerous ARC proposals submitted through the NCGP—providing valuable advice and perspective, and making funding recommendations on proposals across broad discipline areas.

“I would like to take this opportunity to also extend my thanks to the outgoing College of Experts members who have enthusiastically contributed their time and efforts, and shown their commitment to the ARC’s peer review process and the advancement of Australian research.”

Full membership of the 2017 ARC College of Experts is available on the ARC website.

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