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This research aimed to study the output and outcome of para-rubber research projects under the para-rubber industry development project package, and to examine factors affecting outcome presence of those para-rubber research projects. Primary data were collected using a structured questionnaire, sent via postal service. There were 101 heads of the para-rubber research projects who responded. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. The results revealed that 98.0 percent of the para-rubber research projects achieved the desired goals in the research project proposals. The outputs exceed the intended goal, e.g., receiving invitations as a speaker at the national conference, the number of doctoral graduates, and petty patents. However, only 23.8 percent of the para-rubber research projects gained outcomes. Statistically significant factors positively affecting outcome presence of the para-rubber research projects under the para-rubber industry development project package were the number of researchers, compensation for the head of the research project, and obvious policy and top management support for research. In contrast, statistically significant factors negatively affecting outcome presence of the para-rubber research projects under the para-rubber industry development project package were the utilization of facilities provided by original affiliation, and having good relationships with colleagues. The research grants should allow the next research users to participate in research design; in addition, they should focus on the interdisciplinary research team, new researcher, and original affiliation readiness.