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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...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The Australian Government has commissioned the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap to support future investment decisions in research infrastructure. This will ensure Australian researchers can access world class major national research infrastructure.

Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence

The Australian Government has committed $3.5 million over four years from 2016-17 to establish the Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence program aimed at addressing the critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in Australia.

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 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.  

Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group

The Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group has been established to assist universities in supporting their teaching and research infrastructure needs.

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.

Research Block Grants

In 2016, the Australian Government is expected to provide $1.81 billion to higher education providers as block grants to support research and research training, through a number of performance-based schemes 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...