Another ARC delay

The Australian Research Council announces applications for 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards will not open today, as scheduled

This is the second scheme postponed in a week, following Laureate Fellowships applications (CMM September 2).

Research observers suggest the delay is due to the ARC working out what to do about the ban it imposed on citing pre-prints in the DECRA scheme, just announced. This caused uproar, not least because 15 applicants were excluded for breaching the new and not widely noticed rule. Another 17 applications, for Future Fellowships, were also dropped.

“We are looking into the issues raised and will respond as soon as we can,” the ARC blanded last week.