Australia Research Council (ARC) Funding

The Australian Research Council (ARC) funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Funding includes:

  • support for high-quality research leading to the discovery of new ideas and the advancement of knowledge
  • financial assistance towards facilities and equipment
  • support for the training and skill development for the next generation of researchers
  • incentives for Australia's most talented researchers to work in partnership with leading researchers throughout the national innovation system, internationally, and to form alliances with Australian industry.

There are two main funding streams available, Discovery, and Linkage, under which the ARC funds a range of complementary schemes to:

  • support researchers at different stages of their careers,
  • build Australia's research capability,
  • expand and enhance research networks and collaborations, and
  • develop centres of research excellence.

A major component of Linkage is the ARC Centres scheme, which brings together leading researchers from around the world to work collaboratively on specific research problems. The Centres scheme is administered independently of the other components of Discovery and Linkage.

For further information on the ARC funding available and the support offered by the Office of Research and Innovation, please click on the links below:

Find out more information about ARC funding rounds and important dates:

ARC Linkage Project 
The Office of Research and Innovation is calling for Notification of Intent to apply for the ARC Linkage Project scheme for 2017. Please send your NOI form to
ARC Linkage Project
The ARC Linkage Project scheme is now open. Please contact for an NOI form and further information. 

Find out the details about how to correctly manage your ARC project by reading the information contained in the following links:

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