Monash continued its strong performance in the Australian Research Council’s latest funding round, with more than $29.7 million shared among 65 ARC discovery projects.
Approved in December 2021, Monash has the most projects of any university in Victoria funded through the scheme, which has allocated $258.6 million for 587 new projects across Australia over the next five years .
ARC Discovery Projects provide funds to support excellent basic and applied research projects to be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.
Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, said the number of projects funded under the latest round of ARC Discovery Projects grants reflected the strength and diversity of academic research at the University.
“Monash places a strong emphasis on research that leads to long-term impact, with many projects addressing important global issues of our time. I congratulate all of the recipients of these grants, which will advance their important work,” said Professor Gardner.
Monash Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Rebekah Brown said Monash’s strong performance in such a competitive funding environment is a testament to the quality of the research.
“It is wonderful to see such a diverse range of projects from different disciplines, faculties and schools receiving funding, which reinforces our reputation as a comprehensive university with a breadth and depth of research talent. We are very happy to see so many Monash projects funded.
In addition to successful ARC Discovery projects, Monash had three LIEF (ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities) program funded projects worth over $3.5 million, and another under the ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) program. ARC bond worth nearly $700,000.
The Faculty of Science has received more than a third of Monash’s ARC Discovery Project funding, with more than $11.1 million for 26 projects.
They include $573,144 for Professor Carla Sgro’s work on genomic vulnerability, which aims to validate genomic predictions of species vulnerability to climate change. Associate Professor Jie Zhang was awarded $481,000 for a project on media temperature electrolysis for low-cost use of carbon dioxide.
The complete summary of successful Monash projects is:
ARC Discovery Projects
65 projects funded for $29,736,366
ARC LIEF scheme
3 projects funded for $3,519,691
ARC Linkage Funding
1 Project funded for $699,691
Full details of all projects funded in these rounds can be found here.