Australian Association for Research in Education Forum
27 October 2016
Professor Marian Simms

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Outline

  • Australian Research Landscape
  • Education and NCGP Schemes - Linkage Scheme, which is a sector engagement scheme as a positive feature
  • Impact and Engagement

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2015–16 Federal Budget—$429 billion

Diagram to illustrate proportion of funding allocated in 2015–16 Federal Budget to all Australian departments and agencies. Dollars allocated to agencies are shown by the size of the circles of each department and agency.

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2015–16 Federal Budget—R&D $9.7 billion

Diagram to illustrate proportion of funding allocated in 2014–15 Federal Budget to all Australian departments and agencies.

Diagram to illustrate proportion of funding allocated in 2015–16 Federal Budget to all Australian departments and agencies. Dollars allocated to agencies are shown by the size of the circles of each departments and Agency. This graph particularly illustrates about $9.7 billion of this funding which is allocated to R&D.

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Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2015–16 (%)

Pie chart showing Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2015–16 (%)

Pie chart showing Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2015–16 (%)

  • ARC—7.40%
  • NHMRC—8.35%
  • Other Health—2.52%
  • CRCs—1.49%
  • Rural—3.11%
  • Energy and the Environment—3.06%
  • Other R&D—2.07%
  • CSIRO—7.82%
  • DST Group (formerly DSTO)—4.35%
  • Australian Government Other R&D—6.79%
  • Business Innovation and Other R&D—2.02%
  • Industry R&D Tax Measures—31.07%
  • Block Funding—19.61%
  • Higher Education R&D—0.33%

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Selected research agencies 2009–2016 funding ($m)

 Line graph showing the Government funding budget of ARC, NHMRC, CSIRO, DST Group rom 2009–10 to 2016–17 budget.

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ARC NCGP % funding by institution 2009–2015

ARC NCGP % funding by institution 2008-2015

Stacked area chart showing ARC and NHMRC percentage funding by institution over the years 2009–2015.  

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Research grants funding by institute (%) 1971–2014

Grants funding by institute (%) 1971–2014

This is a stacked area chart showing a long time series of funding to universities and institutes under the ARC and previous similar grants funding agencies/schemes.

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ARC NCGP funding by Fields of Research 2009–2015 

 Stacked area chart showing ARC NCGP funding by Fields of Research (FoR) for years 2009–2015.  

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Success by scheme 2011–2015—FoR 13

 This slide shows the success rate of the selected discipline (Education) within different ARC schemes, for years 2011–2015, and compares this to the overall success rate of proposals in that scheme in those years.

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Histogram of Rank for DP 2012–2016

Histogram DP

This slide shows for the selected scheme (Discovery Projects) and for each two-digit discipline code, a histogram illustrating the number of proposals which occupied each rank, counting all proposals submitted from 2012–16 with funded rank bands coloured red.

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Histogram of Rank DE 2012–2016

Histogram DE

This slide shows for the selected scheme (DECRA) and for each two-digit discipline code, a histogram illustrating the number of proposals which occupied each rank, counting all proposals submitted from 2012–16 with funded rank bands coloured red.

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Education Systems—NCGP success rates

 Education Systems –NCGP success rates

 Chart showing NCGP success rates, and proposals received/funded for Education Systems, 2002–2016.

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Curriculum & Pedagogy—NCGP success rates

 

Chart showing success rates in terms of proposals received/ funded for Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2002–2016.

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Specialist Studies in Education—NCGP success rates

 

 Chart showing success rates in terms of proposals received/funded in Specialist studies in education, 2002–2016.

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National Competitive Grants Program

National Competitive Grants Programme

Graphical representation of schemes in the ARC's National Competitive Grants Program. Each scheme is a rectangle with the area of the rectangle representing amount funded over the period 2011–2015.

Area of box represents amount funded over the period 2011–2015.

N.B.

  • Centres of Excellence, SRIs, not awarded in every year.
  • ITRP and DECRA only funding since 2012

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ARC NCGP funding by scheme 2008–2015

ARC funding by scheme

Stacked bar chart showing ARC NCGP funding by scheme over the years 2009–2015.

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

  • In Dec 2015 the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) was announced
  • ARC measures:
    • Continuous linkage from July 2016
    • Engagement and Impact