The School of Physics is one of the most active research Schools in the Faculty of Science, ranking at or near the top of the Faculty in research income each year.

A majority of these grants are funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), although other sources include the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), other government agencies and private industry.

Researchers from the School and the University of Sydney have had outstanding success in recent rounds of research funding from the major Australian peer reviewed research bodies. For more details, please see Funding Success.