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Federal Government announces $71.3M for 238 research projects


Senator Kim Carr, Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today announced that 238 projects will share in funding of over $71.3 million under Round 2 of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

“The 238 projects I am announcing today have forged partnerships with 554 national and international government, private and non-profit organisations,” Senator Carr said. “These partnerships encourage the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas that support our national innovation system.”

Partner organisations are contributing a total of $126.8 million in cash and in-kind support.

The projects being funded under this round of the Linkage Projects scheme are designed to improve airport security and productivity, early childhood education and care programs and the strength and resilience of the nation’s health systems in response to a pandemic.

The Linkage Projects scheme is part of the Australian Research Council’s National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), which is designed to nurture the creative abilities and skills of Australia’s most promising researchers.