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Outstanding win for Monash Science with ARC outcomes


1 November 2016


Monash University was the nation's most successful institution in Australian Research Council (ARC) grants announced today with almost half of the $47.9 million grants awarded allocated to Faculty of Science researchers.

The ARC announced the funding as part of the Competitive Grants Programme with funding awarded for Discovery Projects (DP), Discovery Indigenous (DI), Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Future Fellowships (FT) and Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

Monash was awarded grants valued at $47.9 million ­– with $21.16 million of this amount going to Science researchers.

In the Future Fellows category Monash Science achieved an unprecedented 85 per cent success rate with 12 successful applications out of 14 – compared with a national average of 30.9 per cent.

The Faculty of Science also performed extremely well in DECRAs with a 30.4 per cent success rate – almost double the national average of 16.7 per cent.

“This is an outstanding result and we congratulate all successful applicants who have contributed to this outcome,” said Faculty of Science Interim Dean Professor Cristina Varsavsky.

“The awards reflect the calibre and drive of our world-class researchers who are driven to a make a global impact with their work.”

In total the Faculty of Science was awarded:

FT -  $8,648,116

DECRA - $2,454,299

DP- $9,461,869

LIEF - $600,000

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