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2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap) outlines national research infrastructure required over the coming decade so that Australia's world class research system continued to improve productivity, create jobs, lift economic growth and support a healthy environment.

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. ...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

AIATSIS is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation which promotes knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP)

Funding for the Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP) has ended.

Australian Maths Sciences Institute (AMSI)

The Australian Government is providing $2 million over four years from 2016 to 2020 to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) for its new national project: Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce.  

Collaborative Research Networks (CRN)

The Collaborative Research Networks program is intended to effect structural adjustment in the research and research training capacity of smaller, regional and less research intensive universities in the higher education system

Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia provides opportunities for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The scholarships will be offered through two application rounds and...

Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group

The Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group (HEIWG) was established to examine how universities support their teaching and research infrastructure requirements. ...

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.

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)

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy drives research excellence and collaboration between 35,000 researchers, government and industry to deliver practical outcomes.

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...

Research Block Grants

In 2017, the Australian Government will provide $1.89 billion to higher education providers as block grants to support research and research training, through two performance-based programs under the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003.

Review of Australia’s Research Training System

A highly skilled research workforce is vital to Australia’s future prosperity. The Government commissioned the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake a review of Australia’s research training system. 

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...