Australian Research Council delays opening funding round

The Australian Research Council announced Tuesday that applications for a major grant scheduled to open today won’t

Nor is there is word when the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme for 2023 will. Plus Discovery Grant ’23 and Linkage Projects ’22 guidelines, “are still in development.”

So, what’s the problem? “Revisions will enhance the National Interest Test and increase its transparency in the ARC grants process,” the council states.

That’s the test Acting Education Minister Stuart Robert wants stronger, “by enhancing industry and other end-users’ involvement and improve transparency in the grants process.”

As to Linkage programmes, Mr Robert instructed the ARC before Christmas, “to align” them “with the government’s research commercialisation agenda.”