Science researchers help propel Monash to top position nationally for Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects funding

JCB-Monash Science

Monash University was the most successful institution in Australia for ARC Discovery Project grants announced today with almost a quarter of the funding awarded to Faculty of Science researchers.

Faculty of Science researchers have been awarded $8,707,689 million (or 23.88%) of the $36,452,728 million awarded to Monash - playing a critical role in the University’s top position nationwide.

The Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced almost $285 million in funding for 660 research projects to commence next year.

Monash University was successful with 83 applications – the largest number for any university in Australia – with 18 of those applications linked to Faculty of Science researchers.

Today’s outcome for Monash Science is stellar at another level - representing more than double the $3,392,206 million awarded for Discovery Projects last year.

The projects funded in Science include:

  • Research into maximising male fertility.
  • Examining the evolutionary impacts of gene interactions in a rapidly changing world.
  • Research into sustainable nitrogen chemistry.
  • Research into improving the credibility of sea level rise projections.

A full list of research projects is available here.

The Dean of the Faculty of Science at Monash, Professor Jordan Nash said today’s funding outcomes were truly outstanding.

“On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate all of our talented and hard-working researchers who continue to strive for excellence,” he said.

“We should all be very proud of the results which have contributed greatly to the overall Monash result and represent an extraordinary improvement on the outcomes for the Faculty the same time last year.

“The awards are testament to our world-class researchers who are driven to make a global impact on society with their work.”

ARC Discovery Projects grant winners in the Faculty of Science by School break down include:

Biological Sciences ($4,112,689 awarded for 9 applications)

Chemistry ($2,344,000 awarded for 4 applications)

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment ($1,116,000 awarded for 3 applications)

Physics and Astronomy ($1,135,000 awarded for 2 applications)

For more information visit the ARC website.


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