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NCGP Trends: Areas of Research

The ARC funds all research (excluding clinical and preclinical health and medical research) across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

With these interactive graphs, you can view data on funding by discipline using the drop-down filters and click elements. Selecting an element in one graph may affect what you see in another graph. The text will update depending on the filters selected. Press the ‘reset filters’ button to remove all selections made. Click Help for more information on using the ARC’s Microsoft Power BI Tool.


To note: only includes announced grants.

Understanding the data 

The research discipline allocated to a project is identified by the researcher in the project application.

The ARC 'rolls up' the 6-digit Field of Research (FoR) codes provided, based on their combined proportions, to derive a Primary Field of Research Group (FoR 4D) or Primary Field of Research Division (FoR 2D) code as the application’s main field of research. For continuity, this methodology has been applied retrospectively.

Approximately 75 (primarily historical) projects do not have a field of research specified. These projects are counted in ‘Not specified’.

For more information regarding research classification see the Methodology & Data Notes.

While due care has been taken in its preparation, the ARC cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information.

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