The ARC's Linkage funding schemes aim to:
- encourage and extend cooperative approaches to research; and
- improve the use of research outcomes by strengthening links within the innovation system in Australia and internationally.
Linkage promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and:
- community organisations; and
- other publicly funded research agencies.
Through these partnerships, the ARC encourages the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.
The Linkage schemes are: