Better rate, less cash in ARC grants

Better rate, less cash in ARC grants | Guy Healy | The Australian Higher Education Supplement | 28 October, 2009

THE Australian Research Council has lifted the psychologically important success rate for Discovery grants this year, creating more winners, but it has applied a tighter squeeze to the budgets of researchers. On Monday the ARC announced funding for 925 projects, 80 more than last year. There were 4085 applications, down from last year’s peak of 4164. The success rate was 22.7 per cent, up on last year’s 20.4 per cent, a figure that alarmed the sector.

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