The Australian Research Council (ARC) today announced University of Sydney researchers would receive $31.4 million for 79 projects in 2017, including 54 Discovery Projects and 13 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Sydney would also receive and seven Future Fellowships, four Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grants and one Discovery Indigenous grant.
“This funding represents a significant investment in a wide variety of fundamental and applied research projects, growing Australia’s research capacity and infrastructure, and supporting the next generation of researchers,” Minister Birmingham said.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said the results were an outstanding achievement that reflected the diverse nature of research being conducted at the University.
“From improving our understanding of stars and planets and designing the clean energy highway, to understanding how we maintain vitamin D levels in winter and examining the human rights abuses of migrant workers – the diverse range of Sydney-led projects announced by the ARC in the latest round of funding will further knowledge and improve technologies that benefit the Australian community and the world.”
The ARC grants awarded to University of Sydney researchers include: