Research Grant Income Categories

The following summary provides a brief explanation of research grant income categories. For a more detailed description of the categories, the Current HERDC Specifications is available for download.

Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants

Category 1 income is income from Australian competitive grants, which are self-assessed by the University as meeting the criteria set out in section 5 of the Specifications.

Partner organisation cash contributions to Category 1 schemes are reported under the Category relevant to that particular partner (and not as Category 1).

Category 2: Other Public Sector Research Income

Category 2 comprises funding from the Australian public sector, including:

  • Australian Government schemes and business enterprises that don't meet the Category 1 assessment
  • State and local governments and partly government-owned or funded bodies
  • Research income from CRCs in which the University was not a participant or signatory

Category 3: Industry and Other Research Income

Category 3 comprises funding from the private sector, philanthropic and international sources, including:

  • Research grants or contract research with Australian or international industry or non-Australian Government agencies
  • Funding through donations, bequests and foundations (both Australian and international)

Category 4: Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Research Income

Category 4 consists of research income received from a CRC in which they were a participant (i.e. a signatory to the CRC's Commonwealth Agreement or Participant's Agreement.)