The Australian Research Council has funding for 18 new research projects, with a 40 per cent success rate
UNSW leads with five of the 46 projects, followed by Macquarie and Monash universities, plus the universities of Melbourne and Queensland, with four each. Another 17 institutions shared the balance. Monash and Macquarie unis were also leaders in the first announcement of this Linkage round, (CMM January 20).
Successful projects asked for a total of $24m and will receive $21m.
CMM’s faves are; Katherine Mosby and colleagues (UNSW and partners), “improving the anti-predator responses of native mammals.” Douglas MacFarlane and others (Monash U and Energy Storage Pty Ltd), wind and solar energy storage. Craig Wheeler and team (Uni Newcastle with Bradken Resources), grinding mills for mineral refining.
Below: Dan Tehan’s new research strategy