Release type: Media Release


Significant investment in Australian university research


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Australian researchers will receive an additional $35 million in funding next year to continue world-leading research that benefits our country.

The Morrison Government is providing $1.96 billion for research scholarships, support and technical staff salaries, libraries, laboratories, and computing centres.

The additional funding will help more than 40,000 Masters and PhD students to further their research.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the Morrison Government was providing almost $12 billion towards university research.

"The research done by our universities leads to the development of new products and innovations that drive jobs growth, business opportunities and productivity gains," Mr Tehan said.

"We are supporting world-class research and the training of Australia’s next generation of innovators.

"We want to see our investment in research turned into new ideas and knowledge that will support our economy, help create employment opportunities and deliver improvements in areas like health and the environment."

For more information on the 2020 research block grants visit