Research Attraction and Acceleration Program
In 2019/20, the NSW Government allocated $16.2 million in funding to support innovation and investment in the state's research and development capacity through the Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP).
A strong R&D capability is a critical driver for the state's economy. Investment in R&D has long-term benefits which include higher standards of living, economic prosperity, improved social and physical infrastructure and the generation of further knowledge, discoveries and services.
RAAP funding is primarily allocated through competitive grants rounds using a rigorous selection process and used to leverage funds from national and international bodies.
Facilities, programs and events supported by the RAAP are detailed in the menus below and include:
- prestigious ARC Centres of Excellence and critical research infrastructure for our state's universities
- the NSW Research Networks – the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) and NSW Circular
- science engagement and outreach activities in NSW
- the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering and the NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series.