DECRA: big wins for Group of Eight and tech unis

There are 196 researchers new Discovery Early Career Research Awards, just 20 per cent of applicants

Successful applicants received $83m of the $87m they asked for.

As to where they work, it is the usual outcome, with researchers at the big six accounting for the biggest share of awards, * Uni Melbourne – 25 * Uni Sydney – 22 *Uni Queensland – 21 * UNSW – 17 * Monash U – 15 * ANU – 14. Group of Eight outliers were Uni Adelaide – five and UWA – two.

Australian Technology Network members did well, Deakin U and UTS won nine each, with RMIT picking up six. The ATN’s pal Uni Newcastle won five.

Between them the Eight and ATN account for two thirds of the pool.

The overall success rate for all applicants is 20 per cent.