Funding

Funding

The PHRN commenced operations in 2009 with a $20 million allocation of funds from the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program. This initial funding covered a four year period from 2008-09 to 2011-12 inclusive. Subsequently, the PHRN received further funding from the Australian Government’s national research infrastructure programs, with cash contributions totalling over $46 million in the periods 2008-09 to 2016-17 inclusive.

In addition to the Australian Government cash contribution, government, research institutes and universities have provided significant cash and in kind contributions.  

In December 2015, the Australian Government announced that it will allocate $1.5 billion over 10 years from 2017-18 for the NCRIS program. This funding is of major significance as it will provide opportunities for long-term investment in Australia’s national research infrastructure.


The Main Funder for the PHRN is the Australian Government:

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) supports major research infrastructure to encourage collaboration between the research sector, industry and government in Australia to conduct world-class research. For more information visit the Commonwealth Department of Education's website.

The Lead Agent for the PHRN funding agreement is the University of Western Australia:

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