11 October 2021

The Australian Government has made available $18 million of administered funding for up to 3 years through the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) program to support excellent research that deepens understanding of emerging science and technology and addresses intelligence and national security interests.

On 28 September the Minister for Defence the Hon. Peter Dutton announced the outcomes of Round one of the NISDRG Program: Funding boost for national security research | Department of Defence Ministers. Ten projects across 8 universities received almost $6 million in funding to deepen understanding of emerging science and technology to address intelligence and national security threats.

Research Grants Services would like to thank everyone that contributed to the assessment of NISDRG grant applications. Your efforts have given ONI and Defence-NSSTC great confidence in the supported projects. Research Grants Services would like to thank everyone that contributed to the assessment of NISDRG grant applications. Your efforts have given ONI and Defence-NSSTC great confidence in the supported projects.

Round 2 of the NISDRG Program is currently open for applications and will close on 26 November 2021. Project funds between $400,000 and $600,000 per project for up to 3 years can be requested, to support research in identified priority areas – Intelligence Challenges for ONI, and National Security Challenges for Defence.

To find out more, visit our website at ARC Research Grants Services: National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program | Australian Research Council.

The ARC is always looking to expand the talent and resources of the Assessor Community. If you are not already part of our Assessor Community, please consider applying today! Visit us at How to become an ARC Assessor | Australian Research Council for more information.