There are 100 new Future Fellows, which means another 575 researchers are wondering what happens next
The Australian Research Council has announced details of the new round of its mid-career researcher scheme.
The successful 15 per cent of applicants share $93m of the $100m they asked for in the round announced yesterday.
Where they work: As usual the Group of Eight scooped up buckets of money and 58 per cent of total awards.
Uni Melbourne has 12 new FFs, UNSW ten, Uni Sydney nine, ANU and Uni Queensland have seven each, Monash U and Uni Adelaide both have five and UWA three.
Outside the golden group, QUT does well with seven and Curtin U and Macquarie U both have six.
However, the per centage success rate for institutions making a major investment in the scheme (say, 20 or more applications) is quite distinct.
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Gender: 257 applicants were women (16.3 per cent success rate), 411 men (13.9 per cent) and seven (14.3 per cent) did not specify gender.
CMM’s pick of the projects (base criteria: having at least a vague grasp of what academics will work on):
Anita Ho-Baillie (Uni Sydney): photovoltaics to power space hardware
Julia Blanchard (U Tas): ocean-based food security under climate change
Bina D’Costa (ANU): protection of children in forced migrations
Christopher Drovandi (QUT): fitting complex simulation-based statistical models to data
Jennifer Flegg (Uni Melbourne): data integration modelling for infectious diseases response
Ajmal Mian (UWA) “robust and explainable” 3D computer vision
Nigel Rogasch (Uni Adelaide): neural mechanisms of working memory