Editing at the ARC

Last week the Senate instructed the Australian Research Council to advise on grant applications that it required be revised to meet the National Interest Test for funding , on the motion of NSW Greens senator, Mehreen Faruqi (CMM September 8). There are quite a few

Of 1335 Discovery Early Career Research Award applications 153 were sent back for revisions of the NIT statement and the ARC wanted subsequent changes to 117 of them.

Of 627 Future Fellowship apps, 83 were sent back, 51 more than once.

And of 27 Discovery Indigenous applications the ARC thought ten needed work on their national interest statements.