The House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training will inquire into and report on the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research, in the following terms:
The diversity, fragmentation and efficiency of research investment across the Australian Government, including the range of programs, guidelines and methods of assessment of grants;
The process and administrative role undertaken by research institutions, in particular universities, in developing and managing applications for research funding;
This inquiry will be focused on federally funded research agencies, their funding mechanisms and university collaborative research. The inquiry will not consider the National Health and Medical Research Council, nor non-federal research funding.