Reforming research funding instruments

Through the comprehensive reform, research and analysis undertaken to support government decision-making will be strengthened by combining and targeting research funding in line with government policy. For this purpose, among other initiatives a strategic research funding instrument will be established. The new instrument will assemble research funding subject to competition, and disbursed in support of social policy and society's needs, functions and services.

Research and investigation activities supporting societal decision-making by the Government will be strengthened, by accumulating funding in stages from state research institutes between 2014–2016.