Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program

Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program

What is the Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program?

The Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program is a collaborative partnership between the Regional Australia Institute, Commonwealth, state and territory departments with responsibility for regional development, and select universities. It provides funding to deliver targeted research on the opportunities and challenges facing regional communities. The research is used to better inform and co-ordinate government policy responses to regional issues.

 

Background

The Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program will run over two years from 2020-21 to 2021-22. The purpose of the grant is to enable delivery of the Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program (ISIP).

The ISIP is a collaborative partnership between the Regional Australia Institute, Commonwealth, state and territory departments with responsibility for regional development, and select universities, to deliver targeted research on the opportunities and challenges facing regional communities. The research is used to better inform and co-ordinate government policy responses. Research topics are agreed by co-funding jurisdictions on an annual basis.

The ISIP contributes to achieving the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Outcome 3: Strengthening the sustainability, capacity and diversity of our cities and regional economies including through facilitating local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; through reforms that stimulate economic growth; and providing grants and financial assistance.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the Regional Australia Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program are:

  • research topical opportunities and challenges facing communities in regional Australia
  • undertake analysis and data collection to develop an evidence base to inform government decision making.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • identify emerging regional issues and policy solutions
  • improve understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing communities in regional Australia
  • improve collaboration and decision making – based on research, analysis and evidence – amongst government, RAI and regional universities.

 

Funding

The grant amount will be up to $400,000 plus GST

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must be aimed at be aimed at conducting research, analysis and data collection to develop an evidence base on research themes agreed by co-funding jurisdictions.

Eligible activities may include:

  • researching and analysing disaster recovery and resilience activities and assistance in regional Australia
  • delivering collaborative workshops
  • engaging with key stakeholders
  • reporting and providing evidence to inform government decision making
  • presenting and/or briefing program participants on research and report findings.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must be the Regional Australia Institute Ltd (ABN 65 152 955 667).

The Regional Australia Institute Ltd has been identified as the appropriate recipient because:

  • it has an established process to deliver the intended program outcomes, including through its Regional Advisory Council, and a proven advocacy function that addresses the pressing issues facing regional Australia
  • the nature of the grant activity is specifically dependent on the network, skills and reputation of the Regional Australia Institute Ltd.

 

Timing

Applications close 09 April 2021.

 

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