I am a researcher at an Australian university. How will these changes affect me?

These changes will encourage your university to broaden and deepen its engagement with industry and other research users, while still retaining a focus on academic excellence.

The new arrangements will provide your university with more flexibility than ever to support its researchers to deliver world-class outcomes in both pure and applied research, and develop the next generation of research talent.

Over time, more researchers will have the opportunity to form meaningful collaborations with industry and other users of research, pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and help transform our economy.

Students will have the chance to research real-world issues and develop a broader appreciation of career opportunities available to them in both the public and private sector.

Many researchers and universities are already heading down this path, and these changes better recognise and reward that effort. The new research block grant arrangements create a better environment for universities to achieve both academic excellence and deliver meaningful outcomes for Australia.