This year’s ARC research centres were excellently announced over-time, to maximise awareness of government funding. With Friday’s two wins for Uni Queensland it is now clear which got what
Uni Queensland did best, with three centres, with Macquarie U, QUT, RMIT, ANU, Uni Melbourne, and Uni Newcastle all winning one each.
It was a good-ish result for the humanities and social sciences. The Centre for Children and Families over the Life Course (Uni Queensland), received funding for a second seven years and QUT will host a centre research children’s digital practises, which cheered-up the Deans of Arts, Social Science and Humanities, “It has finally happened! The complete ARC Centre of Excellence outcomes, including two classified as primarily HASS, and many others incorporating HASS experts, methods and knowledges,” DASSH tweeted Friday.
Perhaps the outcomes will also please the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, which complained in May that the potential of the social sciences is too oft ignored in resourcing the government’s nine research priorities (CMM May 29).