Australian Research Council Corporate Plan 2021–22


NCGP – Funding Excellent Basic and Applied Research and Research Training

Program 1.1 Discovery – Research and Research Training Program 1.2 Linkage – Cross Sector Research Partnerships

Policy and Strategy

Program Implementation and


Relationships, Networks and

Evaluation and Analysis



The ARC will:

The ARC will:

The ARC will:

The ARC will:

The ARC will:

• use an evidence-based approach to developing

• fund the highest quality

• support a robust peer review • encourage national and

• monitor and evaluate

basic and applied research across all disciplines, selected through competitive peer review, to build the scale of Australian research support a sustainable and diverse research workforce maintain funding mechanisms that build capacity in, and foster efficient responses to, emerging research areas and Australian Government priorities.


international research

program delivery outcomes • manage stakeholder requests for ARC data • ensure the ARC has rigorous data collection systems • assess the efficiency of assessment processes using ARC data • engage internationally to consider different ways of administering grants • maintain the public availability of grant data via the ARC data portal • increase access to ARC grant data with an improved data visualisation function.

policies and decision making provide high quality advice to the Minister on research matters participate in Australian Government policy development on research, innovation and science ensure ARC policies reflect Australian Government policies and priorities protect the integrity of publicly funded research through appropriate policies and processes support the development of a diverse and sustainable

partnerships between universities and government, industry and not-for-profit organisations improve stakeholder awareness of ARC programs and policies engage stakeholders in policy development activities

• review the ARC’s assurance framework and implement recommendations • undertake post-award compliance activities of the NCGP, in accordance with the assurance framework • cultivate a system-wide culture of research integrity • introduce and monitor safeguards that address the risk that the benefits of Australian funded research do not accrue to Australia.

engage in collaborative consultations across the higher education and research sectors

support peer reviewers through strengthened communication, recognition, and training.

research workforce through policies and communications.



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