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1 Professor Aidan Byrne CEO, Australian Research Council Towards a sustainable research system in Australia 27 February 2014

2 History Inertia Resource allocation Levers for change Strategies for change Research Utopia in 2030

3 Australian Research Grants Committee funding by University

4 Australian Research Grants Committee 1974 – % funding share compared with ARC NCGP 2013

5 ARC NCGP funding by University ($m) RUN IRU ATN Go8 Unaligned

6 ARC NCGP funding by University (%) RUN IRU ATN Unaligned Go8

7 Commonwealth Investment in R&D Source: Budget Industry and Innovation tables

8 Trends in Government Investment in R&D $M (source: budget tables)

9 Trends in Government Investment in R&D % (source: budget tables)

10 Field of research

11 ERA 2012 Income and Quality National Competitive G Other Public Industry ERA rating

12 National Competitive Grants Program Discovery ProjectsLinkage Projects Laureate Fellowships Future Fellowships DECRA Discovery Projects Centres of Excellence Co- Funded & SRI Linkage Projects Other Fellowships Area of box represents $$ awarded over the period N.b. ITRP & DECRA running for less than five years. LIEF ITRP

13 Focus on quality Effective programs Strengthen connections What should our research allocation look like in 2030

14 National Competitive Grants Program Discovery ProjectsLinkage Projects Laureate Fellowships Future Fellowships DECRA Discovery Projects Centres of Excellence Co- Funded & SRI Linkage Projects Other Fellowships Area of box represents $$ awarded over the period N.b. ITRP & DECRA running for less than five years. LIEF ITRP

15 Not just more $$ Careful choice of programs The right balance: -Between established researcher and new talent (and re-entry) -Between competitive funding and block funding -Unconstrained and targeted research Research Utopia in 2030

16 $112m $50m $12m Linkage Discovery Strength in scheme Mapping Engagement: Linkage Projects vs. Discovery Projects avg. p.a. $LP + $DP

17 Linkage Discovery Engagement by Cohort Strength in Linkage and Discovery Schemes

18 Engagement by University Strength in Linkage and Discovery Schemes Percentage of scheme funds obtained

19 Professor Aidan Byrne CEO, Australian Research Council


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