The Australian National Audit Office has commenced an audit of the ARC’s performance in administration of the National Competitive Grants Program and invites public contributions related to the specific questions of its terms of reference:
Do the NCGP guidelines align with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs) and government objectives in relation to research and innovation?
Do the ARC’s grant assessment processes comply with the NCGP guidelines?
Has the ARC implemented effective monitoring, assurance, evaluation and reporting arrangements for the NCGP?
Submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2019 and further information is available at: https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance-audit/australian-research-council-administration-national-competitive-grants-program