Research Infrastructure Block Grants (RIBG) provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to eligible Australian higher education providers (HEP) to maintain and strengthen Australia’s knowledge base and research capabilities by developing an effective research and research training system.
The objectives of RIBG are to:
- Remedy deficiencies in current research infrastructure;
- Enhance support for areas of research strength; and
- Ensure that areas of recognised research potential, in which institutions have taken steps to initiate high quality research activity, have access to the support necessary for development.
Important note: Payments are made to HEPs who administer research block grant schemes on behalf of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Individual students or researchers need to approach their HEP to obtain funding support.
The Australian Competitive Grants Register (ACGR)
The RIBG grant amount is determined on the basis of HEPs relative success in attracting research income from competitive funding schemes listed on the ACGR.
The guidelines applying to RIBG are in the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2012 which can be downloaded from the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislative Instruments at:
The RIBG grant amounts for 2013 have been provided to HEPs on the basis of the conditions outlined in the following document:
Process for determining RIBG grant amounts
For more information please email: RBGrants@innovation.gov.au with "RIBG" as the subject line.