The Minister for Education and Youth, the Honorable Jason Clare MP, has announced $85 million for 200 projects to support early career researchers. The University received $9.5 million to fund 22 promising researchers.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Emma Johnston, congratulated the winners.
“It is fantastic to see such a large cohort of our outstanding early career researchers recognized through the ARC DECRA program and to have us leading the nation in 2023 DECRA awards and total funding. Our early career researchers work on projects that will generate new knowledge across the spectrum of basic and applied research to solve the challenges we face as a society today and in the future.
“Our colleagues’ DECRA projects span a wonderfully wide range of research areas from assessing climate risks to future food supplies, reviving ‘artistic dynamism’ in the Australian operatic ecosystem, understanding from philosophical advancements, child well-being in the context of parental custody, to climate-related auditing and reporting and how these metrics are incorporated into executive compensation. such an important part of our research ecosystem and I am extremely proud of their success.