Australian Respiratory Council


Research Overview

ARC funds and supports research projects that address basic science, clinical research, and public health in tuberculosis, respiratory diseases due to other infections, or respiratory diseases related to tobacco use. Support is provided through the ARC Research Support Grant Scheme.

Since the 1990’s, ARC has provided in excess of $2.5 million in research funding to address a range of issues, including:
  • New strategies for TB vaccination
  • Rehabilitation for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Infant lower-respiratory tract infections
  • Indigenous public health and smoking cessation strategies.
ARC continues to support Australian scientists in their efforts to find innovative ways to prevent and treat serious respiratory diseases.