Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Australian Research Council; Order for the Production of Documents
I inform the chamber that Senator Carr will also sponsor the motion. At the request of Senators Faruqi and Carr, I move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Youth, by no later than 9.30 am on Thursday, 26 August 2021, de-identified information about applications for the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships 2021 and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2022 funding schemes, specifically:
(a) the number of applications deemed ineligible on the basis that they cited pre-print publications;
(b) the primary field of research code of each of those applications; and
(c) the total monetary value of those applications.
All Australian Research Council funding is awarded on the basis of a competitive grants process and rigorous peer-review assessment. All applications are subject to grant guidance and guidelines which, since September 2020, have precluded the listing of preprints in an application for funding. This preclusion was detailed in the application form, instructions to applicants and information sessions conducted by the Australian Research Council with universities. Applicants are able to appeal decisions in accordance with the grant guidelines.
Question agreed to.