Reminder: Full applications for ARC Centres of Excellence 2020 will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 19 December 2018. This is a restrictive competitive grant opportunity following the Expression of Interest stage. 

All documentation for this scheme is available on the GrantConnect website, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please note, while the grant guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation.

To ensure there is adequate time to update the FAQs on GrantConnect prior to the closing time – we request that Research Offices contact us with any further questions relating to information in the Grant Guidelines or Instructions to Applicants by Friday, 14 December 2018

Important note about automated eligibility management in RMS:

From 10 October 2018, new functionality was introduced into RMS to assist and improve application eligibility compliance in relation to final reports, project limits, and key CI and PI eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility checks are performed in RMS at various stages of the application submission process: whilst the form is being filled; on certification by the Administering Organisation; and at time of submission to the ARC.

Where RMS detects an eligibility issue, an application will not be able to proceed to the next submission stage in RMS.

While an application may pass eligibility checks when initially filled in, subsequent changes to RMS information may affect an individual’s eligibility.

As RMS will prevent applications with detected eligibility issues being submitted to the ARC, please allow adequate time to check and address any eligibility issues encountered at each stage of the application process.

The new eligibility checking functions are not exhaustive and the ARC will undertake eligibility checking after close of submission. It remains the responsibility of the applicants and Research Offices to comply with the grant guidelines.

For further information, please visit the following pages:

If you have questions regarding this scheme, please email

All accountable authorities and officials must use GrantConnect to publish all Grant Opportunities, all Grant Opportunity Guidelines and all addenda/alterations.

The ARC will no longer publish Grant Opportunity Guidelines (formerly known as Funding Rules) on our website.

While the Grant Guidelines are available to view, you will need to sign in or create a User Registration account in GrantConnect to access all relevant documentation for Grant Opportunities.

For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the ARC GrantConnect information page or the GrantConnect website