The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency under the Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education portfolio within the Australian Government. Its mission is to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community.

In seeking to achieve its mission, the ARC provides advice to the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), and administers Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Through the NCGP - a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development - the ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through national competition across all disciplines, with the exception of clinical medicine and dentistry.

The ARC requires that researchers submit their applications for consideration via their institution’s research office – at UQ, this is the Research Management Office (RMO) within UQR&I. UQR&I is also responsible for the subsequent administration of any grants awarded by the ARC including managing contracts, ethics requirements, reporting and post-award variations.

Please use the following links to access information on currently operating ARC Funding Schemes:

ARC section

ARC Linkage Projects

Round Status: OPEN

ARC Centres of Excellence

Round Status: OPEN

ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

Round Status: OPEN

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program - Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC)

Round Status: OPEN

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program - Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH)

Round Status: OPEN

ARC Discovery Projects

Round Status: CLOSED

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards

Round Status: CLOSED

ARC Discovery Indigenous

Round Status: CLOSED

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Round Status: CLOSED

ARC Future Fellowships

Round Status: CLOSED

ARC RMS

Using ARC's Research Management System