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A change of government helped

A year back then acting education minister Stuart Robert knocked back an ARC recommended Discovery Grant application from Erin Sebo (Flinders U), joint chief investigator on “Finding friendship in early English literature.” Mr Robert decided that the project did not meet the National Interest Test.

It’s not a view present minister Jason Clare shares. Dr Sebo and Daniel Anlezark (Uni Sydney) now have a $250 00 Discovery Grant for the project, awarded in the new round.

Plus, and it is a prodigious plus indeed, Dr Sebo won another Discovery Grant last week. She has a further $120 000 to study of ‘attitudes in the earliest English literature.”

“The project expects to generate new knowledge about the first English speakers, what issues mattered most to them and how broad the range of attitudes was,” the ARC grant report states.