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Funding research

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We administer the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) which supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through national competition.

The NCGP supports:

  • high quality research leading to the discovery of new ideas and the advancement of knowledge
  • facilities and equipment that researchers need to be internationally competitive
  • researchers at different stages of their careers, including training and skills development of the next generation of researchers
  • incentives for Australia’s most talented researchers to work in partnership with leading researchers throughout the national innovation system and internationally, and to form alliances with Australian industry.

The NCGP comprises 2 funding programs Discovery and Linkage.

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