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Grant Payments

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Under the service arrangements between the ARC and funding entities, funding entities are responsible for the payment of funds to grantees. Further information on grant payment arrangements are provided below for each funding entity. 

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Defence - National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC)

In administering the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) Program, Defence pays Administering Organisations (Grantees) twice a year via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

Indexation  

NISDRG grants are not indexed. 

Payments 

Defence will pay Administering Organisations (Grantees) after the execution of the Grant Agreement and the Grant Offer typically in August and February of each financial year as detailed in the table below. If there are any further changes in the payment proportion or timing of the payment, RGS will notify the recipients. 

Year 

Pay 

Pay Date 

Pay % (of financial year amount) 

Year 1

July to December on execution of the Grant Agreement and Grant Offer by the Defence - NSSTC. 

50% 

Year 1 

2

February

50% 

Year 2

August 

50% 

Year 2

2

February 

50% 

Year 3

1

August

50% 

Year 3

February 

50% 

Contacts  

Defence banking issues: dfg.dst@defence.gov.au

Financial reporting and issues regarding payment amounts: ARC-NISDRG@arc.gov.au 


Department of Education

The ARC does not provide grants payment administration services for the grants funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).  

Agents should direct requests for information about payments to the NCRIS team within the Department of Education at ncris@dese.gov.au.


Office of National Intelligence (ONI)

In administering the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) Program, the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) pays Administering Organisations (Grantees) twice a year via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

Indexation  

NISDRG grants are not indexed. 

Payments 

ONI will pay Administering Organisations (Grantees) after execution of the Grant Agreement and Grant Offer typically in August and February of each financial year as detailed in the table below. If there are any further changes in the payment proportion or timing of the payment, RGS will notify the recipients 

Year 

Pay 

Pay Date 

Pay % (of financial year amount) 

Year 1

July to December on execution of the Grant Agreement and Grant Offer by the Office of National Intelligence. 

50% 

Year 1 

2

February

50% 

Year 2

August 

50% 

Year 2

2

February 

50% 

Year 3

1

August

50% 

Year 3

February 

50% 

Contacts  

ONI banking issues: nisdrg@oni.gov.au

Financial reporting and issues regarding payment amounts: ARC-NISDRG@arc.gov.au 

 

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