Under the service arrangements between the ARC and funding entities, funding entities are responsible for the payment of funds to grantees. Further information on grant payment arrangements are provided below for each funding entity. 

Department of Defence

In administering the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program, the Department of Defence (Defence) pays Administering Organisations (Grantees) twice a year via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

Salary and stipend levels  

NISDRG uses the same salary and stipend levels as the ARC's National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). Please click here to view Salary and stipend levels 

Contacts  

Subject 

E-mail Address 

Banking issues 

dfg.dst@defence.gov.au 

Financial reporting and issues regarding payment amounts 

ARC-NISDRG@arc.gov.au 

Indexation  

NISDRG grants are not indexed. 

Payments 

Typically, Defence will pay Administering Organisations (Grantees) as detailed in the table below. If there are any further changes in the payment proportion ARC RGS will notify the recipients 

NISDRG Funding commencing in 2021 (NS21R1): 

Year 

Pay 

Pay Date 

Pay % (of financial year amount) 

2021 

Jul-Dec 2021 on execution of the Grant Agreement and Grant Project Offer by Defence. 

50% 

2022 

February

50% 

2022 

August 

50% 

2023 

February 

50% 

2023 

August

50% 

2024 

February 

50% 

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 

The ARC does not provide grants payment administration services for the grants funded by the National Competitive Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).  

Agents should direct requests for information about payments to the NCRIS team within Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) on ncris@dese.gov.au.

Office of National Intelligence

In administering the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program, the Office of National Intellignce (ONI) pays Administering Organisations (Grantees) twice a year via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

Salary and stipend levels  

NISDRG uses the same salary and stipend levels as the ARC's National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). Please click here to view Salary and stipend levels 

Contacts  

Subject 

E-mail Address 

ONI Banking issues 

nisdrg@oni.gov.au

Financial reporting and issues regarding payment amounts 

ARC-NISDRG@arc.gov.au

Indexation  

NISDRG grants are not indexed. 

Payments 

Typically, Defence and ONI will pay Administering Organisations (Grantees) as detailed in the table below. If there are any further changes in the payment proportion ARC will notify the recipients. 

NISDRG Funding commencing in 2021 (NS21R1): 

Year 

Pay 

Pay Date 

Pay % (of financial year amount) 

2021 

Jul-Dec 2021 on execution of the Grant Agreement and Grant Project Offer by ONI.

50% 

2022 

February

50% 

2022 

August 

50% 

2023 

February 

50% 

2023 

August 

50% 

2024 

February 

50%