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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.

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.

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...

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 Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP)

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

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)

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...

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

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 2018, the Government will provide $1.92 billion to 42 providers as block...

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). 

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...

Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce

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

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

The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million over four years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20) to the NRIP, expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The NRIP objectives are to: ...