ARC Centres of Excellence

ARC Centres of Excellence involve significant collaboration which will allow the complementary research resources of universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses to be concentrated to support research in all fields of research except Medical and Dental research.

ARC Centres of Excellence

Funding Body

Australian Research Council

Key Dates

Internal Expression of Interest
EOI open: 13 March 2015
EOI close: 25 March 2015

ARC Expression of Interest
EOI open: 3 June 2015
Request not to assess: 8 July 2015
EOI close: 22 July 2015

ARC Full Submission
Open: 7 October 2015
Close: 16 December 2015


ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers collaboratively maintain and develop Australia's international standing in research areas of national priority. The CoE scheme aims to fund highly-innovative and transformational research leading to international standing and a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge.

Application Process

Internal call for Expression of Interest
In preparation for the EOI call from the ARC, the Research Portfolio is now calling for Expressions of Interest from University of Sydney researchers who intend to submit an EOI for a Centre to be based at Sydney or will be involved in an EOI through another University.

To submit an EOI complete the 2017 CoE Expression of Interest form and return to Kate Taylor by Wednesday 25 March 2015. Following a review of the EOIs we will contact all applicants to discuss Centre proposals in greater detail.


ARC resources

University of Sydney resources