$24M in ARC Funding awarded to ANU research

10 November 2017


ANU has won $24 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for 58 research projects across the University.

In the latest ARC funding round announced by Education Minister the Hon Simon Birmingham, ANU won funding for 20 Discovery Early Career Research Awards (DECRAs), 38 Discovery Projects, and three Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grants.

Acting ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Harding said the ARC funding highlighted the breadth and significance of research across the University.

"The ARC funding is great news for ANU and will help fund research that tackles some of the biggest challenges facing Australia and the world," Professor Harding said.

"It is great to see our researchers taking on the big challenges with projects that enhance the reputation of our University around the world.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate each of our winners and wish then success with their projects."

Professor Thomas Preiss from The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) in the College of Health and Medicine, won $470,000 in funding to lead a project on genome-wide discovery or translation control mechanisms.

"Funding for this project will allow us to reveal currently unknown molecular details of protein synthesis," he said.

"This work has the potential to transform our understanding of how genes function in a process that is central to all of life. We will work closely with colleagues at the Czech Academy of Science and the National Institutes of Health in the US to achieve our objectives."

A full list of successful projects is available on the ARC website.