ARDC Capital Infrastructure Funding

June 8, 2018


ANDS, Nectar and RDS as representatives of the ARDC are pleased to announce that the Australian government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program, has committed to a $72m cash injection into capital research infrastructure over the next 5 years.  


The newly acquired funding is part of the 2018-19 budget announcement stating a $1.9b National Research Infrastructure (NRI) investment to 2028-29. This funding complements the ongoing annual NCRIS commitment of $150m announced in 2015.


This further investment will ensure researchers have the cutting-edge equipment, services and infrastructure to keep Australia on the forefront of research globally.


Interim Executive Director of the ARDC, Richard Northam said “The investment represents a significant and much needed injection of funding that will position Australian researchers extremely well from both a national and global perspective.”


The funding will enable the ARDC to develop stable, reliable, and secure programs providing the ability to leverage current NCRIS investments.


Further detail about the capital planning process will emerge in coming weeks.


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This website relates to activity between July 2017 and June 2018.


Please visit the ARDC website for all activity post June 2018.

Monash University is the lead agent of ANDS.

The University of Melbourne is the lead agent of Nectar.

The University of Queensland is the lead agent of RDS.

This activity received grant funding from the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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