The ARC is providing grants administration services to other Australian Government entities who are managing grant programs focussed on the university and research sector. We are providing a standardised research grants process through our Research Management System (RMS) that we are calling Research Grants Services (RGS).

What is RMS?

The ARC’s RMS is an IT end-to-end grants administration system that allows the ARC to accept applications; have applications assessed, through peer review, by experts in relevant research disciplines; rank applications and to offer, execute and manage grants. RMS is an online platform that supports a streamlined interaction across the grants management lifecycle of Design, Select, Establish, Manage and Evaluate.  Access to the relevant versions of RMS can be found on the RMS Information page.

Non-ARC funded grants management

As a specialist provider of research-based grants management services RMS offers a flexible, robust, stable, innovative platform for administering research grants. This will provide other entities with reliable access to the ARC’s systems and experts through a streamlined end-to-end grants administration process to assist with the management of their grants—achieving efficiencies for Government, and drawing on the technical capability, experience and expertise of the ARC to help ensure that the best research and researchers are funded.

Non-ARC Grant Programs 

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