ARC delay

Australian Research Council 2022 Future Fellowship applications were supposed to open tomorrow. They won’t.

The ARC announced yesterday it will advise when they do. There is no word on why. Perhaps the ARC is making sure there is no reference to pre-press citations being banned in the ultra-fine print, perhaps the minister has yet to approve the end of that widely unpopular rule.

Could be. As ARC chair Sue Thomas says in the October issue of agency’s e-mag, “The ARC continues to work through the change to preprint requirements including for schemes that were already open, as well as still to open. This is an ongoing process that requires a number of important processes, system and legislative changes and we appreciate patience while these are put in place.”