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Higher Education Research Programmes

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Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program

The Australian Government is making $16.4 million available over three years to enable universities across Australia to deliver innovative maths and science projects.

Collaborative Research Networks (CRN)

The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) 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 and Australian National University Strategic Relationship

Investment by the Commonwealth to reinvigorate its strategic relationship with the Australian National University (ANU) began in 2010, with the creation of several new public policy institutes at ANU.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure

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

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Sustainable and effectively targeted investment in world-class national-scale research infrastructure underpins Australia’s capacity to innovate and secure our long-term prosperity. Australia’s leading‑edge research infrastructure network provides the equipment and expertise to enable Australian...

Research Block Grants

In 2015, the Australian Government is expected to provide $1.77 billion to higher education as block grants to support research and research training, through a number of performance-based schemes under the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003.

Research Impact Assessment

The department has investigated options for the design of a university-based research impact assessment mechanism. The broad aims of this mechanism is to: ...

Research Training

'The Government’s vision for 2020 is of a strong and productive Australian research workforce, comprising the scale, breadth and depth of skills required to support innovation, educate the next generation of Australians, and ultimately drive productivity improvements across the economy.' (The...

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

In 2014, AIATSIS will celebrate its 50 year anniversary. The review is both timely and necessary considering the length of time AIATSIS has provided services to Australia and the fact that the institute and its activities have been the focus of a range of recommendations in a number of recent...