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ARC Linkage Projects

The objectives of the Linkage Projects scheme are to:

  1. Support the initiation/ or development of long term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry and other research end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems and/or to provide opportunities to obtain national economic, commercial, social or cultural benefits;
  2. Provide opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high quality research;
  3. Encourage growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system;
  4. Build the scale and focus of research in national Science and Research Priorities.


The Australian Government released its National Innovation and Science Agenda on 7 December 2015. One of the measures within the agenda is for the ARC to implement a continuous Linkage Projects scheme. For more information please view the ARC National Innovation and Science Agenda page and the Continuous Assessment Process page.

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