ARC agrees to improve support for Indigenous early-career researchers

The Australian Research Council has  released its response to a Wells Advisory report on support for Indigenous researchers and research.  The core recommendation from Wells was that the ARC should redirect some support to Indigenous higher degree research students, postdoc and early career researchers, “in order to broaden the entry base for ARC-funded Indigenous researchers.”

The ARC thinks this is a splendid idea, although what it will do about it is unknown with the council stating it is; “considering possible actions.”

The council will also “work to increase Indigenous scholars’’ applying for Future and Laureate fellowships, “where, “participation rates are low.”

But the ARC knocked back a proposal to cap, at two or three, senior researchers winning Indigenous Discovery grants, “as they play an important role in capacity development.”


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