Project Paper: Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding
Date Published: 15/08/2017

TIAC has added its voice in support of agencies and applicants in approaching the Commonwealth Government in relation to funding for innovation in WA. Members acknowledged that WA does not perform well in accessing Commonwealth competitive funding programs and in particular the poor performance of WA researchers in accessing important Commonwealth funding such as Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. WA also performs poorly in accessing infrastructure funding. By way of example of the poor level of access, until March 2017, when a CRC was awarded for honey bee products, no CRC’s were headquartered in WA.

In early 2017, TIAC worked with Belka Consulting to develop the Accessing Commonwealth Grant Funding Paper on the issue of accessing Commonwealth research grants. The discussion paper summarised the types of support offered by other jurisdictions and sought to identify government interventions that have most impact and deliver outcomes. TIAC considered the discussion paper and developed advice that was passed on to the Minister.

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