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Australian Research Council ‘delivers value for money’


National grants programme achieves threefold return on research investments, report says

The Australian Research Council has said that its work is vindicated by a report showing a A$3.32 return on every dollar spent on research funding.

The impact assessment report from the consultancy ACIL Allen found that research funded through the ARC from 2002 to 2021 would contribute A$184 billion to the economy and create almost 7,000 jobs a year “over the lifetime of the research benefits”.

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