Australian Research Council

Australian Research Council

The ARC is a statutory authority under the Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (IISRTE) 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 the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.