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2020 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan

The 2020 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan will continue to provide Australian researchers with access to modern and world-class national research infrastructure (NRI). It will enable advances in science, technology and knowledge; boosting productivity, creating jobs, and delivering...

Women in STEM Cadetships and Advanced Apprenticeships

The Government will help women who want to upskill in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), or build a STEM career to get job relevant skills to help them to advance in their profession.

2020-21 Budget Research Package

The Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, announced the Research Package on 6 October 2020, as part of the 2020-21 Budget.

Research Block Grants

The Government's research block grants are established under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and provide block funding to eligible Australian higher education providers for research and research training. In 2020, the Government is providing $1.96 billion to 42 providers as block...

Strategic Framework

Acknowledging technology and scientific changes over time, the Government’s approach to strategic long term planning for national research infrastructure (NRI) incorporates the development of regular roadmaps (every five years) to refresh the ten-year vision of the NRI system based on strategic...

HERI Budget Overview 2019-20

Overview of higher education, research and international education measures

Government response to 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia maintains its position as an established global leader in world-class research and that Australian researchers continue to have access to cutting edge research infrastructure.

Supporting more women into STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) National Research Internships Program (NRIP)

The Australian Government is providing $19.1 million over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute to deliver the National Research Internships Program (NRIP), a national industry-based PhD-internship program.

Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements

On 7 July 2015, the then Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP appointed Dr Ian Watt AO to conduct a review of research policy and funding arrangements (the review). The review was given the task of developing options to strengthen Australia’s research system and...

Higher Education Research Promotion (HERP)

The (HERP) scheme supports activities to foster understanding of the importance of, and/or promote research and scholarship in, science, social science or humanities in Australia. The HERP scheme is established under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce

The Australian Government is providing $2.5 million over five years (2016 to 2021) to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) for the Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce program.  

HERI Budget Overview 18-19

The Australian Government is committed to enhancing the sustainability, transparency and accountability of the sector while ensuring that student support is targeted to deliver the best outcomes for students.

Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE)

The Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE) program is part of Australia's $230 million Cyber Security Strategy launched by the Prime Minister on 21 April 2016. ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap), developed by an Expert Working Group led by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, outlines national research infrastructure required over the coming decade so that Australia's world class research system continues to...

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure

The Australian Government supports national collaborative research infrastructure that enables Australian researchers to deliver lasting returns to the Australian community.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. Projects support strategically important research through which Australian researchers...

Review of Australia’s Research Training System

A highly skilled research workforce is vital to Australia’s future prosperity. In 2015 the Australian Government commissioned the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake a Review of Australia’s Research Training System (the Review). 

National Innovation and Science Agenda

Extraordinary technological change is transforming our lives – it is changing how we learn, and is creating many exciting opportunities for our researchers. The National Innovation and Science Agenda will help us embrace innovation and science from an early age, and harness new sources of growth...

National Research Infrastructure Census (NRI Census)

As a part of the management of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), the department routinely conducts a census of funded facilities to observe the annual outcomes and outputs of the program.

National Research Infrastructure

National research infrastructure (NRI) comprises the nationally significant assets, facilities and services that support leading‑edge research and innovation. It is accessible to publicly and privately funded users across Australia, and internationally. It is a critical platform for the research...