ARC Linkage Grants announced

The Australian Research Council has announced seven new Linkage Projects grants in the field of Creative arts and writing. Our congratulations go to the successful recipients.

Chief Investigators Administering university Project title
Prof Dennis Del Favero; Prof Claude Sammut; Dr Fabri Blacklock; Dr Carol Oliver; Dr Susanne Thurow; Mr Matthew Connell; Mr Arul Baskaran UNSW Redefining museum experience as an immersive networked narrative.
Prof Roger Dean; A/ Prof Tara Hamilton; Dr Christian Walder; Mr John Davis; Dr Ajay Heble Western Sydney University Music can speak for you: making music with a deep net partner.
A/Prof Sandra Gattenhof; Dr Donna Hancox; Prof Helen Klaebe QUT The Role of the Creative Arts in Regional Australia: A Social Impact Model.
A/Prof Melanie Swalwell; Dr Denise de Vries; Dr Helen Stuckey; Mr Nick Richardson; Ms Carolyn Murphy; Mr Andrew Piper; Ms Angela Goddard; Mr Jonathan Parsons Flinders Archiving Australian Media Arts: Towards a method and national collection.
Dr Oliver Bown; Dr Samuel Ferguson; Dr Alexander Davies; Dr Linda Candy; Mr Anthony Rowe; Mr Bruce Tulloch; Mr Craig Donarski UNSW Artistically rethinking creative coding for digital media.
Prof Dennis Del Favero; Prof Michael Thielscher; Dr Baden Pailthorpe; Mr Brian Dawson; Prof Craig Stockings; Dr Rhys Crawley; Ms Robyn Van Dyk UNSW memorySCAPE: the commemoration of war using a database narrative framework
A/Prof Melanie Swalwell; Dr Helen Stuckey; Dr Denise de Vries; Prof Angela Ndalianis; Mr Sebastian Chan Flinders Play it again: preserving Australian videogame history.

Australian Research Council Engagement and Impact Assessment results revealed

The ARC has now released results for the first Engagement and Impact assessment that accompanied the ERA research exercise.

The E & I assessment was introduced in December 2015 by the federal government to examine how universities translate their research into economic, environmental, social, cultural and other benefits. Each Unit of Assessment (UoA) was considered, with Field of Research 19 ( Studies in Creative Arts and Writing) and 12 ( Built Environment and Design) of most relevance to creative arts researchers.

High – medium – low assessments were made in three areas:

  • Engagement: the extent to which university research engages with ‘end users’ outside academia

  • Impact:  the impact that university research has outside academia; and

  • Approach to impact: institutional approaches to facilitating the impacts.

FOR 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing E & I assessments

Institution Engagement Impact Approach to Impact
Bond University n/a n/a n/a
Charles Darwin University n/a n/a n/a
Charles Sturt University medium high medium
Central Queensland University n/a medium medium
Curtin University of
  Technology
high medium medium
Deakin University high high high
Edith Cowan University medium high high
Federation University
  Australia
n/a n/a n/a
Flinders University medium medium medium
Griffith University medium medium medium
James Cook University n/a n/a n/a
La Trobe University medium medium medium
Macquarie University medium medium high
Monash University medium medium medium
Murdoch University n/a n/a n/a
Queensland University of
  Technology
high high high
RMIT University high low medium
Southern Cross University n/a n/a n/a
Swinburne University of
  Technology
medium low low
The Australian National
  University
medium medium low
The University of Adelaide medium medium low
The University of Melbourne high high High
The University of New England n/a n/a n/a
The University of Newcastle high high High
The University of Notre Dame
  Australia
n/a n/a n/a
The University of Queensland medium medium Medium
The University of Sydney medium high High
The University of Western
  Australia
medium medium Low
University of Canberra medium high Medium
University of Divinity n/a n/a n/a
University of New South Wales high high High
University of South Australia n/a medium Low
University of Southern
  Queensland
n/a n/a n/a
University of Tasmania medium low Medium
University of Technology
  Sydney
n/a n/a n/a
University of the Sunshine
  Coast
n/a n/a n/a
University of Wollongong high high Medium
Victoria University n/a n/a n/a
Western Sydney University medium high High

FOR 12 Built Environment and Design E & I assessments

Institution Engagement Impact Approach to Impact
Australian Catholic University n/a n/a n/a
Bond University low n/a n/a
Charles Darwin University n/a n/a n/a
Charles Sturt University n/a n/a n/a
Central Queensland University n/a n/a n/a
Curtin University of
  Technology
high low medium
Deakin University medium medium high
Edith Cowan University n/a n/a n/a
Federation University
  Australia
n/a n/a n/a
Flinders University n/a n/a n/a
Griffith University high high high
James Cook University n/a n/a n/a
La Trobe University n/a n/a n/a
Macquarie University n/a n/a n/a
Monash University high high high
Murdoch University n/a n/a n/a
Queensland University of
  Technology
high medium high
RMIT University high high high
Southern Cross University n/a n/a n/a
Swinburne University of
  Technology
high high high
The Australian National
  University
n/a n/a n/a
The University of Adelaide high medium low
The University of Melbourne high high high
The University of New England n/a n/a n/a
The University of Newcastle medium medium medium
The University of Notre Dame
  Australia
n/a n/a n/a
The University of Queensland high high/medium high/low
The University of Sydney high high high
The University of Western
  Australia
medium high medium
University of Canberra n/a n/a n/a
University of Divinity n/a n/a n/a
University of New South Wales high high medium
University of South Australia high high medium
University of Southern
  Queensland
n/a n/a n/a
University of Tasmania high medium medium
University of Technology
  Sydney
high high high
University of the Sunshine
  Coast
n/a n/a n/a
University of Wollongong n/a n/a n/a
Victoria University n/a n/a n/a
Western Sydney University medium high high

Congratulations to ARC Linkage grants awardees

Congratulations to awardees in ARC’s recent Linkage grants announcement.


Investigators

Administering University

Project title
Professor Roger Dean, Associate Professor Tara Hamilton, Dr Christian Walder, Mr John Davis, Dr Ajay Heble Western Sydney University
Music can speak for you: making music with a deep net partner
Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof, Dr Donna Hancox, Professor Helen Klaebe
Queensland University of Technology The Role of the Creative Arts in Regional Australia: A Social Impact Model
Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell, Dr Denise de Vries, Dr Helen Stuckey, Mr Nick Richardson, Ms Carolyn Murphy, Mr Andrew Piper, Ms Angela Goddard, Mr Jonathan Parsons
Flinders University Archiving Australian Media Arts: Towards a method and national collection
Dr Oliver Bown, Dr Samuel Ferguson, Dr Alexander Davies, Dr Linda Candy, Mr Anthony Rowe, Mr Bruce Tulloch, Mr Craig Donarski
University of New South Wales
Artistically rethinking creative coding for digital media
Professor Dennis Del Favero, Professor Michael Thielscher, Dr Baden Pailthorpe, Mr Brian Dawson, Professor Craig Stockings, Dr Rhys Crawley, Ms Robyn Van Dyk
University of New South Wales
memorySCAPE: the commemoration of war using a database narrative framework
Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell, Dr Helen Stuckey, Dr Denise de Vries, Professor Angela Ndalianis, Mr Sebastian Chan
Flinders University
Play it again: preserving Australian videogame history

Australian Research Council performance audit

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:

  1. Do the NCGP guidelines align with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs) and government objectives in relation to research and innovation?

  2. Do the ARC’s grant assessment processes comply with the NCGP guidelines?

  3. 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

ARC to review Australian Science and Research Priorities

A panel of experts has been established to review the 2015 Science and Research Priorities as they apply to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). The panel will consider

  • how the existing priorities are used in the NCGP process;

  • whether the structure of the existing priorities appropriately supports the NCGP process;

  • areas in which Australia exhibits research strength, or which present opportunities to establish Australia as a world leader in research as identified by the ARC’s Excellence in Research for Australia report;

  • areas of strategic priority that have been identified by Australia’s Learned Academies;

  • how the ARC’s use of the priorities relates to government science, research and innovation strategies, for example, as outlined in the 2017 National Science Statement and Innovation and Science Australia’s Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation;

  • how the ARC’s use of the priorities compares to other Commonwealth research funding programs.

The panel which includes members of the current ARC Advisory Council includes:

  • Professor Sue Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, ARC (Chair)

  • Professor Deborah Terry AO – Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

  • Professor David Lloyd – Vice-Chancellor, University of South Australia

  • Professor Kevin Hall – Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Global Engagement and Partnerships, University of Newcastle

  • Professor Duncan Ivison – Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Sydney

  • Ms Lynley Marshall – Chief Executive Officer, Museums Victoria

  • Mr Mark McKenzie – Director and Chair, Council of Small Business Australia

  • Professor Cindy Shannon – Professor of Indigenous Health, Queensland University of Technology.

  • Dr Michele Bruniges AM (Secretary, Department of Education and Training) or delegate

  • Dr Alan Finkel AO (Australia’s Chief Scientist)

  • Professor Anne Kelso AO (Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council).

The panel will also consider other reviews of the priorities as well as stakeholder consultation and feedback and will report back by the end of July 2019.

ARC announce engagement and impact panel members

The Australian Research Council has announced panel members for the 2018 Engagement and Impact assessment.  Members include university staff and end users:

  • Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney (Chair)
  • Dr Judith Bishop, Appen 
  • Mr Michael Campbell, WestWords
  • Ms Jillian Comber, Comber Consultants Pty Ltd
  • Associate Professor Penelope Edmonds, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Paul Egglestone, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Adrian Franklin, University of South Australia
  • Dr Richard Gillespie, Consultant 
  • Professor Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney
  • Professor Jeremy Moss, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Kirsten Orr, University of Tasmania
  • Ms Bethwyn Serow, Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG)
  • Professor Anita Stuhmcke, University of Technology Sydney
  • Associate Professor Amanda Third, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Michael Wykes, University of Exeter

Biographical details for each member are available at: https://www.arc.gov.au/engagement-and-impact-assessment/ei-2018-assessment-panel-chairs/ei-2018-creative-arts-and-humanities-panel

Digitising art, cultural value and Charlotte Bronte study amongst recent Linkage grants

Three arts related projects are amongst the most recent announcement of ARC Linkage Projects funding:

  • Digitising art projects Archive led by Professor John Potts; Professor Ross Harley; Dr John Kaldor; Professor Nicole Anderson; Dr Scott East and administered by Macquarie University;
  • Meaningfully communicating the value of arts and culture through reporting led by Professor Julian Meyrick; Professor Robert Phiddian; Professor Richard Maltby; Dr Tully Barnett; Mr Procopis (Peter) Louca; Ms Satu Teppo; Ms Christabel Anthoney and administered by Flinders University;
  • A textual and critical study of Charlotte Bronte led by Emeritus Professor Christine Alexander; Professor Tim Dolin; Emeritus Professor Herbert Rosengarten and administered by UNSW.

Congratulations to all awardees.

ERA 2018 REC members announced for Humanities and Creative Arts

The Australian Research Council has announced the members of the Research Evaluation Committee for the next round of ERA:

  • Professor Han Baltussen, The University of Adelaide (Classics & ancient history)
  • Professor Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia (history)
  • Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Monash University (performance studies, cultural history and ethnography)
  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth, The University of Melbourne (law)
  • Professor Catharine Coleborne, The University of Newcastle (history)
  • Professor Stephen Crain, Macquarie University (linguistics)
  • Professor David Cross, Deakin University (visual arts)
  • Professor Richard De Dear, The University of Sydney (design)
  • Professor Susan Forde, Griffith University (media)
  • Professor Ross Grantham, The University of Queensland (law)
  • Professor Helena Grehan, Murdoch University (performance research)
  • Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University (digital media)
  • Professor Ralph Horne, RMIT University (design)
  • Professor Susan Martin, La Trobe University (literature)
  • Professor Jennifer McMahon, The University of Adelaide (philosophy)
  • Professor Martina Möllering, Macquarie University (linguistics)
  • Associate Professor Gregory Nolan, University of Tasmania (architecture)
  • Professor John Powers, Deakin University (philosophy)
  • Professor Benjamin Richardson, University of Tasmania (law)
  • Professor Benjamin Smith, University of Western Australia (rock art)
  • Professor Sean Ulm, James Cook University (archaeology)
  • Distinguished Professor Jennifer Webb, University of Canberra (creative practice).

Linkage grants awarded for set design aesthetics and audio watermarking projects

Projects on interactive aesthetics in contemporary performance design and audio watermarking techniques for tracing multimedia piracy are amongst the most recent grants to be awarded under the ARC Linkage Projects scheme. Our Congratulations go to Professor Dennis Del Favaro (UNSW) and Professor Yong Xiang (Deakin) and their respective teams.

ERA engagement and impact assessment panel chair announced for creative arts and humanities

Hot on the heels of the announcement that UQ’s Professor Graeme Turner will chair the research evaluation committee for creative arts and humanities, the ARC has announced that University of Sydney Professor of Media and Communications Gerard Goggin will be panel chair for creative arts and humanities in the inaugural round of the engagement and impact assessment. 

Professor Goggin is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, Secretary General of the International Association of Media and Communication Research and President of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. His research focuses upon the social cultural and inclusion aspects of digital technology, the Internet, mobile media and communication. 

Source: http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/ei-2018-assessment-panel-chairs-announced