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These Funding Rules reflect the Commonwealth’s commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions in Australia.
Administered by: Education, Skills and Employment
Registered 18 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Funding Rules made under section 60 of the Australian Research Council Act 2001

 

Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013

 

Issued by the authority of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research

 

Subject:           Australian Research Council Act 2001

                        Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013

 

Authority

Section 60 of the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (the Act) provides that the Minister must approve ARC funding rules. 

 

Purpose and effect

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Commonwealth’s commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions in Australia.

In accordance with subsection 59 (2) of the Act, the Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 contain:

 

(a)        the eligibility criteria to be met in order for a proposal to be approved for financial assistance (including criteria relating to the kinds of organisation that may receive assistance and the kinds of research program in respect of which assistance may be provided);

(b)        how to apply for financial assistance;

(c)        the assessment process for deciding which proposals will be recommended for approval;

(d)       the ways in which, and circumstances in which, a funding approval may be varied; and

(e)        any additional accountability requirements that the ARC thinks desirable.

 

In accordance with subsection 59 (2) of the Act, the Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 take account of, and are consistent with:

(a)        the funding cap for the year, or each of the years, to which the rules apply; and

(b)        the funding split determination for the year, or each of the years, to which the rules apply.

 

Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 were approved by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, on 3 December 2012. No amendments have been made.  

 

Documents incorporated by reference

  • the NHMRC/ARC/UA Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007); the NHMRC/ARC/AVCC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007); and codes on animal research promulgated by the NHMRC, available from (www.nhmrc.gov.au);
  • Instructions to Applicants for funding commencing in 2012, available from www.arc.gov.au)
  • National Principles of Intellectual Property Management for Publicly Funded Research, available from (www.arc.gov.au).

 

Commencement

Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2013 shall take effect upon registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation of provisions:

 

Section 1 provides the name of the Funding Rules.

 

Section 2 provides the commencement details.

 

Section 3 provides definitions.

 

Section 4 provides an overview and outlines the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme and selection criteria.

 

Section 5 outlines funding including the level and period of funding, budget items supported/not supported and research/activities not supported.

 

Section 6 outlines organisational types, roles and eligibility.

           

Section 7 deals with roles and eligibility for researchers including eligibility criteria for Australian Laureate Fellow and Postgraduate Researchers.

 

Section 8 outlines the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship and Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

 

Section 9 outlines the Australian Laureate Fellowship salary support.

 

Section 10 outlines the Number of Proposals, Funded Projects and Cross-scheme Eligibility.

 

Section 11 outlines the submission of proposals and the closing time for proposals.

 

Section 12 deals with the selection and approval process, recommendations and offer of funding

 

Section 13 outlines the appeals process.

 

Section 14 outlines reporting requirements including progress reports, end of year reports, final report and audited financial statement.

 

Section 15 deals with fundamental principles of conducting research including ethics and research practices, applicable law, confidentiality, intellectual property and incomplete or misleading information.

 

Appendix A: Eligible Organisations