Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, announced $83 million in support for early career researchers. The University was awarded $9.1m to fund 22 up-and-coming researchers and received the most humanities and social sciences DECRAs in the country.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison congratulated the recipients.
“It is fantastic to see so many of our early career researchers recognised through the ARC DECRA scheme – achieving a nation leading success rate overall. They are working on exciting projects which will generate new knowledge across an amazing array of areas, including quantum technology, digital repression and political resistance in Southeast Asia, Sino-Western philosophical encounters, sustainable energy solutions and building child-friendly cities.”
Among the 22 recipients are Dr Katherine Kenny, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who will investigate the pressing global health challenge of antimicrobial resistance from a community-based perspective, and Dr Catherine Price, from the Faculty of Science, who will develop new approaches to prevent the extinction of threatened native species from invasive predators.
The full list of 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award recipients and their project summaries are available on the ARC website.