Government support for scientific research and new technologies
In this guide:
The Queensland Government supports scientific research in Queensland through funding assistance, financial incentives and policies. This support has led to billions of dollars in investment for projects, skills and facilities, and has created a collaborative network of institutes and precincts across the state.
Queensland Government funding for research
The Queensland Chief Scientist reviewed the Queensland science and research priorities (PDF, 625KB) to ensure future investments provide value for money, align with Queensland Government priorities, focus on well defined areas and reflect identified needs.
These priorities form part of the Science and innovation action plan (PDF, 546KB) and were developed through consultation across government with the university, research and industry sectors.
Additional funding for medical research is available through Health and Medical Research in Queensland Health.
Australian Government funding for research
The Australian Government supports scientific research through research bodies, infrastructure development and funding. Some key Australian Government funding organisations are:
- Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory authority that advises the Government on research matters and manages a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development.
- National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) supports the investment of millions of dollars in research infrastructure across Australia.
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) aims to develop health standards in Australia through research funding in institutes, hospitals and government.
- Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education manages national funding of major research infrastructure, develops international partnerships and provides advice on science and technology.
- The Australian Taxation Office provides an R&D Tax Concession that allows companies to deduct up to 125% of the expenditure incurred to undertake research and development (R&D).
- Rural Research and Development Corporations brings industry and researchers together to establish research and development strategic directions and fund projects.
- AusAID funds research to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development around the world.
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funds research projects and encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.
Find out more about the national bodies supporting science in Australia.
- Last reviewed
- June 16, 2014