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Official portrait of Karen Andrews
13th Nov 2017-6th Dec 2017

Karen Andrews

Member for McPherson respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

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13th Nov 2017-6th Dec 2017

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency and advises the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development, and has responsibility for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through a competitive peer review process involving national and international assessors across all disciplines. In addition, the ARC supports partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

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The 2017-18 budget documents specify 1 outcomes against which Australian Research Council programs are evaluated:

Outcome: 1

Growth of knowledge and Innovation through managing research funding schemes, measuring research excellence and providing advice

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ARC Discovery
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
$299,021,621,000
Outcome 1
ARC Linkage
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
$92,816,606,000

Since January 2018 Australian Research Council published 2,763 grant awards worth $1,279,316,831 for ARC Discovery

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$299,021,621 804
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Australian Research Council awarded 804 grants valued at $299,021,621 grants for ARC Discovery during the 2017-18 financial year

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $109,628
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to analyse understandings of and practices for homeless people in their shifting contexts to explore the changing profile and experience of people who were homeless, including the women, young people and Indigenous people. Australia will be used as a case study. The project expects to generate new knowledge of the long history of modern homelessness. The expected benefits will be both in public policy and in improving the quality of life and workforce participation of people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
ActivityHomelessness and the homeless people: an Australian history
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $356,926
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a rigorous ethical framework for dividing the world's remaining -carbon budget- (CB). In order to avoid climate change the world must drastically limit its emissions of greenhouse gases. The project will develop a new analysis of how our assumptions concerning risk and harm shape conception of the CB. It will also provide a new understanding of how future emission rights should be allocated given that countries have emitted vastly different quantities of greenhouse gases in the past. The project will analyse how the CB will impact the climate transition plans of countries such as Australia. The project will thus bring significant new research in philosophy to bear on a practical issue.
ActivityEthics, responsibility and the carbon budget
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 Jun 201829 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,828
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new mathematics and mathematically rigorous approximation methods for physical problems on spherical geometries in the presence of uncertainty. Many physical phenomena are modelled on either a sphere or a spherical shell. Such models typically have large uncertainty in the input data, through uncertainty in model coefficients, forcing terms, geometry or boundary conditions. Yet their stochastic modelling and subsequent numerical analysis in the presence of uncertainty are still in their infancy. This project will conduct numerical analysis, stochastic analysis and approximation to address such problems.
ActivityUncertainty on spheres and shells: mathematics and methods for applications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $568,796
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project seeks to identify ways to protect biodiversity-related Indigenous knowledge. Using innovative fieldwork and community-based methods, the project also aims to examine customary laws regulating to Indigenous knowledge and bio-cultural diversity. The project will develop and test community protocols and related tools. The expected outcomes will assist custodians and other users of Indigenous knowledge to meet their obligations under the 2014 Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biodiversity, thus protecting and promoting Indigenous knowledge in Australia and the Pacific into the future.
ActivityIndigenous knowledge futures: protecting and promoting indigenous knowledge
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201801 Mar 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $588,531
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the pivotal role of commissions of inquiry in reforming law throughout the British Empire from 1815-1840. Using traditional methods and digital tools, this project will investigate the design, instantiation and impact of inquiry on colonial law, the imperial constitution and the mechanisms of imperial governance across the empire. The outcomes will include enhancement of our understanding of law reform, the historical functions of commissions of inquiry, and the legacy of British imperial rule throughout the world.
ActivityRemaking the British world after 1815
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Mar 201807 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $426,974
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the function of eukaryotic-like proteins (ELPs) from bacterial symbionts of sponges and apply this knowledge to develop new tools for biotechnology. This project will use innovative microscopy techniques and gene expression studies to define the molecular and cellular interactions of ELPs with sponges and how this is influenced by changing environmental conditions. ELPs will be further used to create new, artificial interactions between bacteria and eukaryotes. This project will provide fundamental knowledge on the evolution and function of newly discovered ELPs found in both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria and paves the way to control symbiosis for biotechnological applications.
ActivityFunction and application of novel proteins from sponge symbionts
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,706
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish numerically certifiable mathematical theory and methods for semi-algebraic optimisation problems. Numerically certifiable optimisation principles and techniques are vital for the practical use of optimisation technologies because they can be readily implemented by common computer models and algorithms. Yet no such methodologies exist for multi-extremal, semi-algebraic optimisation problems which are common in modern science and medicine. The expected outcomes of this project include enhanced optimisation methods for diffusion tensor imaging, an emerging technology in brain sciences.
ActivityNew mathematics for multi-extremal optimization and diffusion tensor imaging
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $293,877
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how and why constitutions change in authoritarian regimes. After decades of authoritarian rule, there is lively public debate about formal amendment of the Myanmar constitution. Based on rigorous qualitative methods including archival research and in-depth interviews, this project expects to investigate why Myanmar's Constitution is both a constraint and an enabler of democratic reform. This timely socio-legal project seeks to inform Australia's political, economic and cultural engagement with Myanmar as a strategic neighbour in south-east Asia and a new market for foreign investment.
ActivityConstitutional change in authoritarian regimes: the case of Myanmar
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $347,126
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to fill a profound gap in knowledge about the origins of the modern fauna on the island continent Australia. It will augment Australia's national natural heritage, enhance international research collaboration, and provide critical baseline data for complementary research in biology, geology, geography and climatology. End users of this project include primary, secondary, tertiary and public education sectors and environment and heritage protection agencies.
ActivityDawn of the age of mammals in Australia: foundations for an island biota
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $298,409
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how evolutionarily novel stressors such as obesogenic diets induce phenotypic variation in organismal traits. Such increased phenotypic variation is traditionally thought to be genetic. However, growing evidence points to non-genetic mechanisms that are capable of transgenerational inheritance. The project will use complementary approaches to study how novel stressors generate phenotypic variation. The project aims to deliver a more integrated evolutionary perspective not only on phenotypic evolution and the maintenance of variation, but also on the transgenerational cost of obesity.
ActivityIncreased phenotypic variation via evolutionarily novel stressors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $297,560
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the synthesis of novel glyoxylamide antimicrobial peptide mimics that have the capacity to disrupt bacterial membranes. The innovative interdisciplinary approach expects to generate new, small molecular antimicrobial mimics that possess a low propensity for developing resistance. This could allow control of the unwanted microbial activity without the use of antibiotics that select for the resistant organisms. It will provide excellent training for young researchers and lead to high quality research publications in international journals.
ActivityNew scaffolds for antimicrobial discovery
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $511,496
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study how agencies such as the United Nations make use of data science to support decision-making and resource allocation in humanitarian and development work and confront law and policy challenges emergent in this context. Its bridging of socio-legal inquiry and developments in information and communications technology will produce new international law and policy knowledge. Expected outcomes include better insight into the limits of automated decision'support techniques and their perceived legitimacy in different settings, and resulting reform recommendations, as well as building technology-related skills that are important for Australia's changing economy. Aid donors and recipients worldwide will benefit from changes in law and policy designed to ensure the legitimacy of decisions in humanitarian and development work.
ActivityData science in humanitarianism: novel law and policy challenges
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $432,108
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to understand why we have X chromosome inactivation, and examine the fundamental molecular mechanisms of how it is achieved. The project will explore RNA-mediated epigenetic modification of whole chromosomes with innovative molecular methods in placental mammals, and also iconic Australian mammals, to transform our understanding of X chromosome inactivation. Further understanding whole chromosome silencing, will inform future research into potential therapies for chromosomal trisomies.
ActivitySilencing the X chromosome: why and how
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,828
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain the fundamental link between quantum chaos, quantum measurement and the quantum/classical transition. This will be achieved by observing the chaotic dynamics of a highly controllable, extremely coherent, single nuclear spin - the world-first experimental demonstration of quantum chaos in a single particle. The project expects to deepen our understanding and control of the physical world and has potential to benefit the industry sector.
ActivityObserving the quantum chaotic trajectories of a single nucleus
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,679
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMany problems in the natural world result from the cumulative effect of extreme events in complex dynamical systems. Dynamical models of ecological and physical processes have internal variables that can combine to produce large observable changes. Quantitative estimation of the variability of these chaotic models is difficult because of the time dependence of the dynamics and their -long memory- due to significant deterministic components. This project aims to develop mathematics and numerics to accurately quantify and assess these complicated variations. The project expects to provide powerful tools to predict harmful outcomes in biogeophysical systems, and assist with the development of mitigation strategies.
ActivityNew mathematics to quantify fluctuations and extremes in dynamical systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $342,498
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an integrated mathematical model for reliably describing multiphase reactive flow coupled with phase change. Particle-fluid reactive flows with phase changes are widely encountered in many energy-intensive industries, yet process design and optimization are hindered by the lack of understanding of complex phenomena governing particularly multiphase flow, phase change and their interactions. The model will be achieved by means of combining advanced particle'scale numerical techniques with pre-database-based thermodynamic model, supported by physical experiments. The outcomes will be applied across a range of industries of vital importance to Australian economic and technological future. It will help transform Australian pyrometallurgy and chemical industries, open new markets for a range of Australian minerals like low-grade coal and iron/copper ore, and ultimately enhance competitiveness of Australian economy.
ActivityModelling of particle-fluid reactive flows coupled with phase changes
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $327,316
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to implement a regional, coupled atmosphere and ocean model, to determine under what circumstance ocean-atmosphere interactions are critical. Regional high-resolution atmosphere models are routinely used to provide projections of climate at the local scales needed by decision makers. However, these tools neglect the fine'scale interactions between ocean and atmosphere that can significantly modify conditions around coastal or island regions. This project intends to deliver the first high-resolution projections of both ocean and atmosphere off eastern Australia to understand how small'scale ocean and atmosphere processes and their interactions affect changes in extreme rainfall, marine heat waves and ocean circulation.
ActivityA regional coupled climate model for Australia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,706
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish scientifically precise methods for high dimensional problems - methods that are mathematically rigorous, empirically tested, and carefully tailored to specific modern applications across physics, environment, and finance. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of high dimensional computation and to develop technological innovations in key areas of science and industry. Expected outcomes of this project include enhanced international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and significant publications and presentations in international forums. These technological advancements will help boost Australia's position as a world leader in creativity and innovation.
ActivityTowards a science of high dimensional computation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $335,981
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how a type of virus, exemplified by HIV, can synthesise DNA in the cytoplasm of a host cell, without triggering the cell's innate immunity when DNA is detected outside the nucleus. It expects to advance understanding of the role of the virus- protein shell in regulating DNA synthesis during infection. The project outcomes should include enhanced capacity for fundamental virus and cell biology research in Australia. The project anticipates contributing to new tools for delivering genes to cells, benefiting therapeutic and biotechnology applications.
ActivityRegulation of DNA synthesis and host evasion by Lentivirus Capsids
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201829 Jun 201825 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $464,389
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to make developments in producing high toughness bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) by understanding their processing'structure-fracture toughness relationships. The project expects to generate new knowledge about how to control fracture toughness of BMGs via thermomechanical processing, how to characterise the nanoscale glassy structure using novel microscopy methods, and the mechanistic connection between structure and fracture toughness. Expected outcomes will be an enhanced capacity to develop and commercialise BMGs with mechanical properties superior to conventional metals. Anticipated benefits will be improved products for the transportation, aerospace, defence, biomedical devices, and three-dimensional printing industries.
ActivityStructure-mechanical property relationships for bulk metallic glasses
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $615,502
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate whether induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) can be used to study the functions of genetic variants associated with human phenotypes and cell fate decisions. The project will utilise technology to produce single cell RNA sequence data for 100,000s of cells. By sequencing individual cells, the genetic control of cellular heterogeneity both within and between cells can be identified, and in doing so, will provide significant benefit by revealing the potential for iPSC to be used for functional translation of human genomics.
ActivityGenetic variation of single cell transcriptional heterogeneity in HiPSCs
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Sep 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $267,804
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a novel pathway for transforming complex waste otherwise destined for landfill into valuable products and resources. By leveraging high temperature reactions, the team plans to thermally isolate useful carbons and silica from within automotive shredder residue (ASR) in situ, to produce activated carbon products and silica layers, and so completely recycle this bulk toxic waste for the first time. Such innovative new pathways for separating out valuable materials from complex and toxic wastes offer industries an alternative low-cost and sustainable source of raw materials, while reducing pressures on landfills and finite natural resources.
ActivityThermal isolation: a novel pathway to transforming complex waste
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $293,340
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the mechanisms through which predators can control ecosystem nutrient dynamics. Ecology has been dominated for decades by the top-down/bottom-up paradigm. The project will use experiments and remote sensing observations to examine the spatial structure of feedback loops between a top predator and nutrient cycles. The expected outcome is a mechanistic and scalable understanding of the spatial distribution of nutrients and push ecosystems towards alternate states. The project will provide innovative approaches to scale-up ecological data that can be used to inform the decisions of policy makers and land managers.
ActivityApex predator control of nutrient dynamics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $405,993
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the safety assessment of engineering structures considering interfaces and cracks, which are nearly always the weakest parts of a structure system. Novel numerical approaches to model the contact of interfaces and crack faces and to simulate crack propagation under variable loads will be established based on the scaled boundary polytope elements and mathematical programming. It is anticipated that the developed numerical simulation tool will be robust and fully automatic. The intended outcome of this project is an innovative technology for numerical simulation and a rational predictive tool useful for cost-effective and timely planning, design and management of engineering structures.
ActivityThree-dimensional contact and fracture analysis for safety assessment of structures
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $328,442
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify how motherhood, a time of significant hormonal flux, alters the mechanisms underlying fear regulation in female rats. Current theories of fear regulation are limited because they have been derived from studies that have focused on males but recent work suggests that sex hormones influence fear regulation. The expected outcomes of this project will help to develop a more ecologically valid model of fear regulation that accounts for fluctuations in female sex hormones and reproductive experience. This should provide unique insights into fear reduction and protection against anxiety.
ActivityThe impact of motherhood on fear extinction in rats
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $382,834
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the process control methodologies crucial to smart manufacturing It aims to develop a distributed optimisation-based nonlinear control approach for plant-wide flexible manufacturing, which can achieve time-varying operational targets including production rates and product specifications to meet dynamic market demands. This includes a contraction-based nonlinear distributed control framework that ensures plant-wide stability at any feasible set-points or references and a distributed economic model predictive control approach that coordinates autonomous controllers to achieve plant-wide economic objectives in a self-organising manner. The outcomes of this project are expected to form a process control framework for next-generation smart plants.
ActivityDistributed nonlinear control based on differential dissipativity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $380,844
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how important the capture of satellite galaxies is for the growth of large galaxies like the Milky Way. This project's method will identify stars from other galaxies long after they have been captured by the Milky Way, using only chemical compositions to identify stars with extragalactic origins, in contrast to previous methods, which only work for a relatively short time after a smaller galaxy's capture. The accreted stars identified this way will give a more complete picture of how the Milky Way has grown over time, and their properties and orbits in the Milky Way will illuminate the characteristics of the galaxies from which they were captured.
ActivityTracing the accretion history of the Milky Way with chemical tagging
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $399,083
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to investigate how the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) is involved in respiratory adaptation to hypercapnia. Chemoreceptor neurons in the RTN are crucial for life however, the mechanisms that underlie their basal and stimulated activity, to control breathing, remain to be clarified. This project will investigate the role of galanin in RTN-mediated regulation of breathing. The project looks to determine instructive and multifunctional roles of peptidergic chemosensory neurons and their contribution to local inhibitory control of the respiratory network. New knowledge from the project may in the future assist translational research into respiratory disorders and lead to technological advances.
ActivityAdaptation of respiratory chemoreception: role of inhibitory neuropeptides
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201828 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $0
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the role of extracellular vesicles (EV) in the transfer of regulatory RNA from somatic cells to germline cells. This project suggests that somatic EVs from the epididymis transfer regulatory RNA to the sperm, and that this RNA exerts its effects in the early embryo of the next generation. This will provide significant benefits, such as a new molecular understanding of heredity that could be key to thriving in a changing environment.
ActivityExtracellular vesicles in the inheritance of acquired traits
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Jan 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $348,912
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply mathematical decision models to important questions of basic and applied science. Advances will be pursued through an interdisciplinary effort, combining recent developments in econometric and statistical methods, cognitive science and computing. The expected outcomes will bring a proven and powerful approach to a new range of questions investigating psychological aspects of choices about health care and consumer purchases. This project will provide significant benefits to the wider scientific community to understand basic cognition, and human behaviour in many domains.
ActivityFlexible models and methods for cognitive model-based decision-making
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $352,616
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis machine learning project aims to provide more reliable ways to identify the structure and function of dynamic networks from both continuous and discrete network data. The project will use all the data and create principled new metrics. This could enable early diagnosis of network faults across a range of applications for example in power systems or diseased human brains. It could also enable discovery of critical functional subnetworks affecting reliable operation in large complex human systems (such as financial systems) or natural systems (such as gene regulatory networks).
ActivityVector network system identification
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $387,834
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel computational platform, based on mathematical, statistical and physical theory, as well as advanced simulations, enabling the quantitative prediction of the optimal search strategy to be adopted by populations of agents searching for scarce targets in any given environment. This could lead to significant impacts on breakthrough developments in cancer immunotherapy, search and rescue robotics, ecological and environmental management, and developmental biology.
ActivitySearch strategy optimisation by theory, functional analysis and simulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jun 201811 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $295,619
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the utility of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), a naturally produced protein, as a biomarker of individual differences in fear responses, and as an enhancer of fear regulation. A cross'species translational approach will be employed, incorporating evidence from fear conditioning and extinction studies in rats, healthy humans, and clinical populations. The outcomes of this project are expected to show how natural variations in FGF2 levels are related to resilience following adversity, and how manipulations that increase FGF2 levels can augment resilience. The intended outcomes may lead to improved ways of identifying people who are at risk of developing anxiety, and novel ways of treating anxiety.
ActivityA cross-species investigation of individual differences in fear regulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $275,703
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the relationships between effort, value, and life satisfaction. Effort, which is closely akin to motivation, is influenced by several variables. The project will reveal the psychological variables that cause effort to have a positive as well as a negative influence on reward valuation. This will help to understand how, when, and why effort influences motivation, and how these processes may encourage healthier, more productive choices, and improved satisfaction with life.
ActivityEffort and reward valuation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,140
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative materials engineering methods to suppress the intrinsic instability of novel photoactive semiconductor materials that are promising candidates for harnessing solar energy from water or industrial waste water. A number of potentially impactful photoactive materials are currently suffering from chemical- and photo-dissolution, thus hindering their practical applications. Attaining fundamental knowledge on charge interaction at electrolyte'semiconductor interfaces will be crucial in developing the next generation of highly efficient photochemical systems in solar fuels applications.
ActivityOvercoming the inherent instability of photocatalyst to produce solar fuels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $279,196
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand why some venture capitalists (VCs) are more successful than others at financing start-ups. It studies the role of network connections between individual VCs, which are an important channel through which VCs accumulate specialised skills, exchange information and establish reputation. This project will analyse how these networks evolve, whether they explain an individual VC's performance, and how network-related human capital shapes the boundaries of a VC partnership. The expected outcomes will contribute insights into low capital allocation to venture capital funds the constrained formation of new venture capital partnerships by Australian institutional investors.
ActivityVenture capitalist networks and the financing of innovation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Jun 201810 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $371,923
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to engineer artificial quantum matter that mimics conventional materials in the most direct way to date, by building them atom-by-atom. The ability to directly control interactions and measure correlations in quantum matter at the atomic scale could provide the most direct method to date to tailor the properties of an entirely new class of technologically relevant quantum materials. The peculiar electronic and magnetic properties of such materials put them in a leading position to revolutionise energy, information, and communication technologies.
ActivityEngineering quantum matter atom-by-atom
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $428,161
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate new approaches for frequency mixing in nonlinear ultrasonics, and to demonstrate their potential for the non-destructive evaluation of material degradation and early damage detection. The anticipated outcomes will be increased detection sensitivity relative to current inspection techniques and an enhanced capability for quantifying the damage. This will provide the basis for more cost efficient safety management of high-value assets and infrastructure, and for enhancing Australia's competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.
ActivityNonlinear frequency mixing methods for materials and damage evaluation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201804 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $327,316
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a mathematical framework to better simulate the occurrence of sustained anomalies, such as droughts and long periods of flooding, into the future. These events increase water insecurity and result in loss of revenue, livelihoods and lives. Hydrological planning requires knowledge of how such sustained extremes will change in the future. Current alternatives for simulating such changes for future climates are inadequate for catchment'scale planning to proceed. The project proposes a strategy for post-processing hydrological simulations of the future using an elegant frequency-domain approach. It expects to provide the tools needed to develop hydrologic infrastructure, such as water supply reservoirs, that secure our water resources for the generations to come.
ActivityA Fourier approach to address low-frequency variability bias in hydrology
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $392,913
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach to driver training. For the second consecutive year, road deaths in Australia have increased by 150 from 2014 to 2016. The increase in deaths was greatest for young drivers between the ages of 17-25 years, who remain over-represented in road deaths. The majority of these deaths occur in the first few months after licensing. This project expects to generate new knowledge, where the focus is on developing young driver's cognitive skills about speed choice through the provisions of a training program that focuses on feedback. The results will have the potential to be used by road authorities and driver training organisations to improve road safety.
ActivityA new training approach to address the novice driver problem
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $383,400
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the gating mechanism of MscCG (a major amino acid exporter) and improve the amino acid production by designing a highly effective MscCG-like export system for selective membrane transport of industrially relevant amino acids. Amino acid production is one of the most promising global markets, driven by growing meat consumption in developing countries. The project aims to elucidate the three-dimensional structure of MscCG and identify important parts. In doing so, the project aims to design more efficient and economic amino acid production.
ActivityEngineering of a novel export system for industrially important amino acids
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $588,960
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to promote higher order literacy skills among economically-disadvantaged students. Higher order literacy is critical for productive engagement in academic, economic and personal spheres of life in literacy-rich knowledge economies. Opportunities for disadvantaged students to develop advanced literacy skills are limited if schools serving these students focus predominantly on basic skills training. This project will investigate contradictions in policies and practices in Australia and Hong Kong to understand why and how disadvantaged students are supported or unsupported to learn higher-order literacy skills. It also explores successful practices that promote such learning, alongside basic skills, for disadvantaged students. This will provide significant benefits such as providing new conceptual understandings of the policy-practice interface and empirical evidence to inform the design of effective practices that promote higher-order literacy skills, alongside basic skills, for economically-disadvantaged students in Australia and Hong Kong.
ActivityRaising the literacy bar for economically-disadvantaged students
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,716
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new statistical signal processing and control engineering algorithms and tools that will enable tracking of objects remotely on land and in space. A growing number of applications require the study of random processes in Riemannian manifolds, that is processes that evolve subject to a geometric constraint. This project aims to provide methods for the numerical simulation of such processes, methods of online and offline system identification from data on such processes and asymptotic performance analysis; and algorithms for process state estimation that obeys the geometry. The outcomes will advance and benefit spatio-temporal data analysis in areas such as transport, health and video'security.
ActivityModeling stochastic systems in Riemannian manifolds
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $407,947
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel approaches to process large scale multi-dimensional graphs. The project will focus on the three most representative types of problems against multi-dimensional graphs, namely cohesive subgraph computation, frequent subgraph mining, and subgraph matching. The project outcome will include a set of new theories, novel indexing and data processing techniques, including distributed and single node computation. The success of the project will significantly contribute to the technology development and the scientific foundation of big graph processing.
ActivityEfficient processing of large scale multi-dimensional graphs
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $383,136
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an evidence base for coral reef management to be targeted towards regions at greatest risk, and those that have the greatest capacity for acclimation under near-future climate change. This project will undertake an innovative trans-disciplinary analysis of coral thermal tolerance and the implications for targeted coral reef conservation to mitigate the impacts of climate change across the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The project will provide significant benefits, by assisting in the maintenance of the goods and services (tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection) provided to Australia by the GBR.
ActivityDeveloping a mechanistic basis for coral reef conservation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Jun 201809 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $591,274
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test the proposal that a terrestrial hot spring field could have been the setting for the origin of life, in preference over the currently favoured site at deep sea vents. The project will involve an integrated, and multi-disciplinary study of the rocks, fluids, and molecules that together make up ancient to modern hot spring systems, and experiments on prebiotic organic chemistry using early Earth materials. Results will be used to develop a terrestrial origin of life setting and assist in the search for life on Mars.
ActivityA terrestrial hot spring setting for the origin of life
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Apr 201804 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $402,934
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new models and analysis methods to investigate the impact of massive intermittent energy sources (IESs) on the performance and security of power grids. Furthermore, advanced control strategies will be developed to enhance the security. The outcomes can provide useful guidelines to assist the Australian power industry and the government in realising the renewable energy target. Furthermore considering serious blackout can not only cause economic losses, but also larger disturbance in other critical infrastructure, this project also contributes to national security.
ActivityPower system security assessment given massive intermittent energy sources
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $386,497
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to examine the ethical issues raised by dementia and the care of those with the condition. The project will examine and evaluate the capacities those with dementia retain for social agency, valuing and relationships. The project will test and refine theories of agency, identity and vulnerability in the light of the cognitive deficits accompanying dementia. The project will lead to the delivery of more efficient healthcare through the development of increased understandings of the relevant ethical considerations for treatment, and recommendations for new and ethical approaches to policy on dementia. It brings benefits to the well-being and relationships of those with this condition, their families and friends, and the professionals who care for them.
ActivityDementia, moral agency and identity
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $244,250
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine and test alternate regulatory approaches that address ongoing and long standing concerns of audit firm quality inspectors that auditors are not exercising a sufficiently high level of professional scepticism. The project expects to provide strong, empirically-based knowledge on the most effective means of discharging regulatory responsibilities over the audit profession. Expected outcomes of this project include improvements in regulatory practice and an enhanced capacity for Australia's interests to be represented in the development of international auditing standards and regulations.
ActivityElevating auditor professional scepticism by way of improved regulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $357,675
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to design effective and intelligent search techniques for large scale social network data. The project expects to advance existing social network search systems in utilizing the geographical locations of queries and social network data to provide more relevant results, acknowledging and handling inherent uncertainties in the data, and exploiting knowledge graphs to produce intelligent search results. Expected outcomes of this project include a next-generation social network search system. The success of this project will support and enhance a wide range of applications such as law enforcement, health, national security, marketing, and advertisement.
ActivityNext-generation search on social networks
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $352,752
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to perform experiments to measure fluid'structure interaction in hypersonic flows. The work will improve the accuracy of simulation tools that are urgently required to aid industry in the design of more structurally efficient and robust high'speed vehicles. These tools will in turn be used to reveal the underlying physics of the fluid'structure interactions and establish the relative significance of the driving parameters. Accurate prediction of the behaviour and lifetime of structural components subject to these fluid'structural interactions, in which the deformation of the structure induced by the local flow field, can in turn influence this flow field. This coupling can result in damage or even catastrophic structural failure and thus robust design tools must be developed to avoid this.
ActivityFluid-structural interactions in high-speed flows
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201817 May 201816 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $371,923
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new tools for analysing point event data from multiple species and sources, to better predict species distribution and potential response to climate change. The project proposes joint statistical models for such multivariate data, for greater accuracy and for insights about which species are related in distribution and in environmental response. The new toolset expects to provide significant benefits including improved understanding of the drivers of species distribution and interaction, and potential response to a changing climate.
ActivityNew insights from point event data in ecology
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $388,950
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use Oxford nanopore technologies and phage display technologies, to obtain quantitative, single-nucleotide resolution maps for any RNA modification of choice. This will allow systematic mapping of RNA modifications for which we currently lack transcriptome-wide maps, as well as investigate the roles, regulation and impact of RNA modifications in proper cellular functioning and cell differentiation. The project will provide significant benefits, such as to the economy by offering a cost-effective alternative to sequencing methods currently used to map DNA and RNA modifications.
ActivityCharting the human epi-transcriptome
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $217,096
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to quantify the degree to which Australian plant species have responded to changes in climate over the last few decades, and to build understanding of the mechanisms that underpin responses to climate change. It seeks to fill critical knowledge gaps about the way heatwaves, freezing temperatures and temperature variability affect plants. The project aims to introduce a novel approach that will allow assessment of physiological and morphological change in response to recent climate change in the absence of historic data. Improved accuracy in identifying species that will have trouble responding to climate change would allow managers to more effectively target their resources to maximise biodiversity and ecosystem function.
ActivityHow does climate affect regeneration and distribution of Australian plants-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,636
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to control outcomes of chemical reactions using specifically designed ionic liquids as solvents. Ionic liquids are distinct from molecular solvents and are underused due to the limited understanding of their effects on chemical processes. We are developing a predictive framework to explain such effects and this project aims to exploit this new knowledge, using both new and rarely applied ionic liquids to control reaction outcomes. The significance lies in the ability to optimise reaction outcomes without the need for solvent screening. The innovation lies in the measurement of microscopic interactions between solvent and reagents, and the use of these interactions to affect a given process.
ActivityDesigner solvents to control reaction outcome
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $332,398
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new scientific knowledge to govern the optimum design and use of a three-dimensional fabrication technology for the precision manufacturing of micro'structures. It will also gain a fundamental understanding of the fabrication process and develop new models for predicting and optimizing the process performance. The intended outcomes will increase Australia's international research standing in precision and nano/micro manufacturing, while the new technology developed will fill a process gap in fabricating micro'structures and enable industry to quickly respond to market demand at commercially viable cost, particularly for small batch and customized products, and in dental, medical and electronics applications.
ActivityDeveloping and modelling an additive process for three-dimensional micro-fabrication
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $462,710
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the molecular and cellular interactions between host and parasite, as well as providing a quantitative framework for analysing infection dynamics in other systems. Infection involves a complex interaction between the host and the parasite, which is very dynamic and therefore difficult to study by traditional sampling and analysis approaches. This project has combined mathematical modelling with a novel experimental protocol to allow the study of kinetics of parasite replication in vivo. Expected outcomes will provide significant benefits, such as new avenues for vaccination and immune intervention.
ActivityAn interdisciplinary approach to host-pathogen interactions in infection
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201830 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $297,478
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop mathematical approaches for determining features that distinguish one group of proteins from another, based on their amino acid sequences. The groups of sequences will reflect different outcomes, so that identifying the fundamental features can result in targeted interventions against the poorer outcome. A simple comparison at each position or of known features can fail to determine robust differentiators and so more complex methods are required. The project will, for example, help identify HIV vaccine targets by comparing early HIV transmission sequences from those in chronic infection. The methods will be applicable to viral proteins where high mutation rates make this task even more complex.
ActivityDetermining features that separate groups of protein sequences
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $372,734
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide the first fundamental-level understanding of the processes of ignition, combustion, and pollutant formation relevant to a new, highly efficient combustion mode known as gasoline compression ignition (GCI). This project aims to provide information using a unique combination of direct numerical simulations, advanced transported probability density function modelling and a suite of laser measurements in a high-pressure combustion chamber. GCI engines have significant potential to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions harmful to health and the environment. The outcomes from this project will lead to accelerated development of the GCI engine, and more optimal GCI solutions to be found.
ActivityUnderstanding combustion in gasoline compression ignition conditions
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,122
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine whether light conditions dictate which proteins, and hence quantum properties, a marine alga selects. The protein structures determine whether non-trivial quantum effects are available to the alga. Expected outcomes include fostering new technologies which will provide significant benefits, such as improving the efficiency of solar energy systems.
ActivityFlick the biological quantum switch: light controls photosynthetic proteins
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $467,884
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address how RNA editing mediated by ADAR1 alters the interactions of targeted RNA with the innate immune sensing system. ADAR1 editing converts adenosine to inosine within double stranded RNA. It is known that this is key to prevent activation of the innate immune sensor MDA5 by endogenous RNA. However, we do not understand why edited RNA is tolerated and unedited RNA is not. This project will generate new knowledge regarding the effect of editing on how endogenous RNA is perceived by the innate immune system.
ActivityUnderstanding how RNA editing regulates RNA fate
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $443,024
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to integrate a central theme of modern ecology - the relationship between biodiversity and functioning of communities - with the new biological paradigm of holobionts, where organisms are the entirety of the host plus its associated microbiome. This project blends marine and microbial ecology, aiming to experimentally decouple effects of microbial diversity versus function on the performance of dominant marine holobionts, habitat-forming seaweeds. Expected outcomes are to characterise key microbial taxa and functions and their effects on seaweed performance, and how this is affected by environmental stress. This will provide significant benefits, such as providing critical information and new tools for understanding and managing a major Australian ecosystem.
ActivityThe effect of microbial diversity vs function on marine holobionts
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,616
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build secure defences against code-reuse attacks in large'scale C++ applications with millions of lines of code, by enforcing control flow integrity with modular pointer analysis. The state-of-the-art mitigation techniques that are deployed in mainstream computer operating systems can all be bypassed by advanced code-reuse attacks, resulting in security exploits in all major web browsers. The outcomes of this project will be an exploit mitigation technology and an open'source tool that can significantly raise the bar against advanced code-reuse attacks, thereby providing a foundation for eliminating such security threats.
ActivitySecuring systems against code-reuse attacks with modular pointer analysis
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201801 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $382,816
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to design, implement and verify the first ever fully comprehensive countermeasure against simultaneous attacks on devices performing a cryptographic task, such as a smart card or a mobile phone used for an electronic payment, through a variety of side channels. Side channel attacks aim to obtain unauthorized access to secret cryptographic keys used by such devices, by collecting and statistically processing measurements of by-products of the physical operation of these devices, such as the consumed power or electromagnetic radiation. Rapid proliferation of personal devices used for electronic payments or containing sensitive data makes such a comprehensive countermeasure urgently needed.
ActivityTowards a block-cipher circuit resistant to multiple side channel attacks
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $365,058
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims at bridging two fundamental human stressors together in a quantitative genetic framework. The environment changes globally on a huge scale coupled with effect on the age'structures and genetic composition of countless populations by over-harvesting and exploitation. This project will provide significant benefits, such as potential strategies of dealing with future human-induced changes more effectively.
ActivityInterplay between plasticity and senescence
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201930 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to achieve a highly active electrochemical catalytic system for ammonia production from atmospheric nitrogen under ambient conditions. Ammonia is essential for plant growth and food production but its synthesis is energy intensive, eco-destructive and costly. The project will design a functional device featuring a catalyst that will not only provide insights into the fundamentals of nitrogen reduction but also a sustainable and cost effective production of ammonia, a potential key to future world food supply and renewable energy.
ActivityNature-inspired electrochemical conversion of nitrogen to ammonia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative techniques and tools to recommend Internet of Things resources as services for trustworthy and cost-effective applications. Internet of Things connects billions of physical things over the Web, offering exciting opportunities to improve life quality and reshape human society. The project is expected to underpin innovative applications like smart home, urban computing, and mobile social sensing, which can significantly contribute to Australian society and the national economy. It also holds the potential to place Australia at the forefront of research and development in the vibrant and growing area of trustworthy Internet of Things.
ActivityTrust-aware internet of things service recommendation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to experimentally convert layers of graphene into diamond-like thin films via novel chemical hydrogenation and fluorination approaches. Unconventional diamond-like thin films that possess remarkable physicochemical properties will be produced to trigger significant theoretical and technological interests in nano-carbon research. The project expects to impact the fundamental understanding of this new class of graphene-derived materials whilst driving cutting-edge technological advances in electrochemical applications, membrane technologies and quantum computing.
ActivityTopochemical conversion of layers of graphene into diamond-like thin films
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new steel processing technology that will simultaneously increase strength and ductility via multi'scale hierarchical microstructures. Specifically, ultra-fine grain sized steels will be produced with controlled precipitation, segregation and solute atom clustering. Atom probe crystallography will be used to study the structure and chemistry of grain boundaries, providing new insights into the toughness of structural steels. The expected outcome will be the identification of potential new manufacturing routes for future high strength low alloy steels that are stronger, more ductile, and safer.
ActivityEngineering hierarchical microstructures in high strength low alloy steels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $354,171
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to propose and test a new model of the nocebo effect, a powerful psychological phenomenon in which negative expectations are thought to cause unpleasant or harmful side effects following an inert treatment. Nocebo effects can lead to treatment non-adherence, unnecessary GP visits, reduced quality of life, and increased health costs. Understanding how nocebo effects are formed will assist in the development of strategies to minimise their occurrence with will benefit both individuals and the health system.
ActivityExpecting the worst: psychosocial contributors to the nocebo effect
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $406,996
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how caregivers learn about the provision of children's play in the home and community. The Project will conceptualise and explore learning as an activity enacted within the social context of community playgroups and affiliated social media. Expected outcomes include new theorised knowledge for integrating community playgroups and social media for caregiver learning about play. This-will provide significant benefits for caregivers in the provision of play for the betterment of children's educational outcomes.
ActivityCaregiver learning about play in community playgroups and social media
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $365,058
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to discover the ecological and functional roles of cyanobacteria in drylands, and develop new technologies for their broad application in large'scale ecosystem restoration. The global demand for landscape'scale restoration requires novel approaches to deliver on the promise of reinstating healthy, sustainable, and biodiverse ecosystems. This project will harness next-generation DNA sequencing to select beneficial cyanobacteria for incorporation into emerging seed enhancement technologies. The project will deliver innovative and cost-effective tools to overcome barriers to seedling recruitment and plant survival, and enhance the functionality of degraded dryland ecosystems. This will contribute to long-term cost savings to the Australian economy through reduced spending on environmental issues such as salinity, erosion, acidification and poor water quality.
ActivityCyanobacterial bio-encapsulation for restoring degraded drylands
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Nov 201804 Nov 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $357,773
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an enhanced understanding of resource investment and its effects in Southeast Asia. The project will study Chinese resource investment in the neighbouring region's poorest countries, Myanmar, Lao and Vietnam, to produce new data and policy understanding of how investment in the extractive industries can potentially benefit the sustainable development of host countries. This project endeavours to speak to Australia's strategic interests as a key investor in the region, and the policy priority of understanding the nexus between resource extraction, community rights and environmental justice. Findings are expected to inform future policy making in this area, improve business conduct and strengthen regional resource governance.
ActivityMaking resource investment responsible in mainland southeast Asia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Aug 201804 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop high-performance, multifunctional silicon nanomaterials, and to understand their physicochemical properties for bio-imaging. A range of high-quality multifunctional silicon-based bio-probes with novel fluorescent and magnetic properties will be developed for enhancing bio-imaging. The outcomes of the project will further strengthen Australia's leading position in the targeted areas of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
ActivityHigh performing multifunctional silicon nanomaterials for bio-applications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $0
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how the human brain segments complex visual scenes into individual objects. Image segmentation is a prerequisite for everyday tasks such as visual search, object recognition, and visual navigation, yet the underlying neural mechanisms are only partially understood. This project will apply advanced neuroimaging techniques to investigate image segmentation in the human brain at multiple levels of the visual processing hierarchy. Outcomes from this project will strengthen Australia's contribution to the fields of visual neuroscience and neuroimaging. In the long-term, a deeper understanding of complex visual processing in the human brain has the potential to inform the development of artificial vision systems.
ActivityUnderstanding image segmentation in the human brain
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201805 Jun 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $332,202
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate new knowledge to understand relationships between national literatures and global reading patterns. It will focus on how world literature was used in the Cold War for global circulation by focussing on the English-language paperbacks produced by East German publisher Seven Seas. Expected outcomes include the first thorough history of a socialist Cold War book scheme with an international scope, drawing on rich archival sources.
ActivityEnlisting World literature
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jul 201811 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $353,700
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to construct a microwave spectrometer with a unique molecular source to study atmospheric chemistry. Criegee intermediates formed by the ozonolysis of terpenes are key species in atmospheric chemical processes. Only very recently have small Criegee intermediates been detected by various spectroscopic methods. In this project a purpose-built chirped, pulsed Fourier transform microwave spectrometer will be coupled with a specialised molecular source that will enable their direct observation and characterisation by rotational spectroscopy. This will allow the structure of these molecules to be determined, which will provide insights into their reaction mechanisms.
ActivityA chirped pulse microwave spectrometer for studying atmospheric chemistry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Dec 201830 Nov 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $421,281
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the role of religious belief and educational training in the formation of a person's sense of self in society, leading to either social harmony or conflict. It does so by examining a moment of tension in late antique Alexandria to understand the processes that transformed classical antiquity into Byzantine Christendom. This historical analysis will provide Australians with a more multi-faceted understanding of the sources of Australian culture, so that they can better understand their heritage to promote social cohesion.
ActivityReligious belief and Social cohesion
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Gellibrand  $279,738
Address FOOTSCRAY 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 83776954731
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to chart the extraordinary history of the closure and eventual re-opening of Northland Secondary College (1992-1995). This is an episode known to Melbourne Aboriginal communities but despite its historical, political, legal and sociological significance, is largely overlooked in scholarly accounts. The project will deliver scholarly research resources and analysis, publicly accessible outputs and will provide culturally appropriate accounts of this history.
ActivityNorthland Secondary College: Koori kids' education
Delivery Area 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201816 Apr 201816 Apr 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $430,661
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to draw together history, law and the creative arts to recover, make visible and make accessible the continuous traditions of Indigenous people's leadership in conducting lawful relations in Victoria. The project aims to develop methods of translating these encounters and their insights. The intended outcomes should shape critical deliberations on the future of non-Indigenous Australia's legal and social relationships with its First Peoples, particularly regarding treaty-making.
ActivityIndigenous leaders: lawful relations from encounter to treaty
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201813 Mar 201812 Mar 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $497,807
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve our understanding of claims for and against recognition by comparing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in a settler-colonial context (Australia) and formerly colonised countries (Kenya and Papua New Guinea). Expected outcomes include new insights into the political effects and limits of -the politics of recognition- in diverse contexts of post-colonialism. These outcomes are expected to enhance the capacities of Indigenous peoples to negotiate and of Australian policy makers, development workers and corporations to engage effectively and ethically in such negotiations.
ActivityBeyond recognition: postcolonial relationality across difference
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $320,249
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to compare the level of financial and commercial literacy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous small business owners. It will analyse financial performance, contrast the support and resources available to Indigenous small business owners in independent and franchised businesses in urban, regional and remote areas of Australia. It is anticipated that the research will promote financial health and sustainability of Indigenous businesses and lead to greater levels of financial literacy in Indigenous businesses in the future.
ActivityEmpowering Indigenous businesses through improved financial literacy
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Apr 201822 Apr 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $1,306,807
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen the knowledge and self-esteem of urban Aboriginal children's racial identity. The project will develop, implement and evaluate an intervention called Cultural Learnings. The project expects to generate new knowledge using an innovative, yet culturally secure transfer of knowledge from Aboriginal Elders and carers to children within a school environment. Expected outcomes include improved carers' efficacy in teaching children about identity and culture, improved school cultural security and improved range of strategies used by children in response to racism. These outcomes are expected to provide a positive shift in children's school outcomes such as attendance, behaviour, attitudes, effort and achievement.
ActivityCultural learnings: strengthening Aboriginal children's wellbeing
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Dec 201830 Jun 2022 2017-18
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
Solomon  $689,924
Address CASUARINA 810 NT AUSTRALIA ABN: 54093513649
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to gather data about the needs of partners and caregivers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors. The project will undertake a comprehensive exploration of the experiences of caregivers and develop a psychometrically tested tool to assist in identifying unmet needs. The project expects to provide new knowledge about the needs of this population and a validated tool to better assess these needs. The project will result in improvements in the assessment of unmet supportive care needs in caregivers of Indigenous cancer survivors, leading to more timely interventions, and a better quality of life for patients and caregivers.
ActivityAssessing supportive care needs of Indigenous cancer survivors' caregivers
Delivery Area 810 NT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 Feb 201821 Feb 2023 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $363,724
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the way universities currently -do business- with Indigenous Australians through focusing on Indigenous leadership in higher education. It will identify the essential components of Indigenous leadership and will establish a model of best practice for the inclusivity of Indigenous leadership within higher education governance structures. Particular focus will be placed on the roles and values of senior Indigenous appointments as well as factors effecting institutional fit and contribution to Indigenous outcomes. In addition the project will develop new tools and methods to explore this under-theorised area.
ActivityWalan Mayiny: Indigenous leadership in higher education
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $724,413
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate Aboriginal economic activity via the first extensive place-based ethnographic study of New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Land Council. It examines approaches to managing lands for economic development and community benefit, especially the leveraging of communal land holdings for economic advancement as the return of land to the NSW Aboriginal community will escalate from 2017. Yet the benefits of land-based entrepreneurialism in NSW have never been reviewed. The project will provide significant benefits, including improved policy settings and insights into Aboriginal worlds.
ActivityThe Aboriginal land estate in New South Wales
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Fairfax  $373,754
Address SIPPY DOWNS 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 28441859157
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop tools for use by social workers that measure and evaluate culturally responsive practices with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The tools have potential application across numerous sectors in social work practices with clients and families. The project will benefit social workers who can measure, evaluate and improve their culturally responsive practice, and in turn, the health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
ActivityCultural responsiveness: measuring and evaluating social work practice
Delivery Area 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $678,640
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to show how judgments can be written so as to be inclusive of Indigenous people's voices and histories. This project will extend methodologies created by international scholars for correcting the absence of women's voices, and produce the missing Indigenous judgment in twenty decisions of Australian superior courts. The gulf between judge-made law and the lived experience of Indigenous litigants will also be explored through an in-depth examination of four test case exemplars. This project's benefits include building a new relationship between Australian judges and Indigenous people and contributing to Australia's jurisprudence on Indigenous people and the law.
ActivityBringing Indigenous voices into judicial decision-making
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $512,688
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeA recent landmark study has revealed that people who first arrived on Sahul (the landmass connecting Australia with New Guinea) remained largely genetically isolated from subsequent migrations. However, there is still little known about the route(s) taken into Sahul, or how adaptation has shaped the enormous diversity now observed across Indigenous Australians and Papuans. This project aims to look at these issues by applying phylogenetic and population genetic tools to the largest genetic dataset yet analysed from populations across Australia, New Guinea, and Island South East Asia. The outcomes of the project should reveal both the route(s) taken into Sahul and how adaptation has shaped the diversity now observed in descendants of the colonisation.
ActivityUsing genetics to reconstruct the peopling and diversification of Sahul
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $573,032
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the world's best practices in community narrowcast digital TV and contemporary methods for the long-term storage of both digital and analogue audio-visual cultural materials. This will assist in the long-term preservation of Indigenous languages and culture and will investigate whether health promotion and other messages in Aboriginal languages community impacts on community well-being.
ActivityAboriginal remote narrowcast TV and the audio-visual archive
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201827 Mar 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $458,608
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal aims to determine the role of fundamental epigenetic mechanisms in the process of aging and whether modulation of the epi-genome underpins an improvement in cognitive function. It combines the fields of epigenetics, neurosciences and mathematics to delineate the dynamics of DNA methylation and histone modification marking on the transcriptome during normal, healthy aging. The outcomes will provide significant new knowledge of the variable cognitive decline that occurs in healthy aging and why some populations age less successfully than others do. Better understanding of the impact of environmental change on the biology of aging has potential community benefits.
ActivityTurning back the clock on brain cell aging
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $343,450
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to combine the strengths of top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication to build hybrid structures. In traditional top-down nanofabrication, large systems pattern a semiconductor substrate to build up sophisticated devices. In contrast, in the emerging field of bottom-up nanotechnology, clever design of molecular interactions drives the self-assembly of smaller building blocks into more complex structures, with smaller features. This project aims to bridge the gap between these two technologies to build functional devices. These devices will be applied, for example, to understand biological problems such as why blood clots form on implanted medical devices - their main cause of failure.
ActivityDNA origami functionalised nanoscale surfaces
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $0
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide new evidence on trajectories of child development and wellbeing. The project's analysis will link national cohort data with area-level attributes describing physical, built and social environments and explore effects on children's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and overall wellbeing. The project findings will be used to create a new spatial index, area typology and interactive map for understanding spatial aspects of child development and wellbeing. It is anticipated that these outputs will be useful for supporting targeted resource allocations and interventions.
ActivityCreating The Australian environmental quality index for children
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201815 Mar 2018 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $392,315
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce a framework for analysis of the ultra-long sentences that occur in hundreds of languages and to investigate the processing of these sentences by adults and children. Anticipated outcomes are enhanced models of language structure, mental processing of language, and brain functions. Understanding of drastically-different sentence types in the world's languages will further benefit foreign language learners, machine translators, and immigrants learning English.
ActivityTelling the whole story in one sentence
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201817 Sep 201817 Sep 2023 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $357,446
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative block with lightweight and fire resistant characteristics by using Pumice and Perlite materials, followed by wall systems using the blocks. For this purpose, it will use material and thermal characterization studies, thermal and structural numerical models and fire tests of the new blocks, wall panels and a compartment. This project will generate new knowledge on lightweight blocks and fire safety, and develops cost-effective fire safe solutions for mid-rise buildings and bushfire safe rooms.
ActivityFire resistant and lightweight wall systems using innovative blocks
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Jun 201802 Jun 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $364,446
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel sensory feedback-based planning approach for construction machinery to optimise site execution effectiveness. The project will investigate current motion planning approaches which are feasible as planning tools but fail to be implemented at construction sites due to uncertainties of actual operations. The expected outcome will be a practical planning approach validated through field tests and help solve feasibility problems in handling deviations between plans and on'site executions.
ActivityKnowledge-embedded motion planning for smart construction machinery
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $335,983
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to interrogate how one significant and under-utilised resource, the speeches made at judicial swearing-in ceremonies, demonstrates changing perceptions of the essential attributes of judges and of judging in Australian Supreme Courts. The project's expected outcomes include revealing the different ways governments, lawyers and judges perceive these attributes; the gendered ramifications of these perceptions; and variations over time and geography. It will inform public debate regarding the ideal attributes of judges and judging, qualities that are essential to maintaining and building public confidence.
ActivityThe ideal judge
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Mar 201805 Jul 2022 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $359,446
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reduce earthquake risk posed by unreinforced masonry buildings. The project will use integrated experimental and numerical research to understand the dynamic interaction between timber floors, roofs and walls. New knowledge about this interaction will enable economical and safe earthquake design methods to be used for unreinforced masonry buildings.
ActivitySeismic evaluation of non-structural unreinforced masonry components
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Jul 201801 Jul 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $364,446
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a fibre-reinforced geo-polymer for three-dimensional concrete printing (3DCP). 3DCP allows freeform construction without the use of expensive formwork, but is limited by the range of printable concretes and reinforcing methods. Geo-polymer is a sustainable material and has adjustable setting characteristics and better fibre-matrix interface properties than conventional cement. This project is expected to improve construction safety and costs.
ActivityThree-dimensional printable geo-polymer with orientable fibres for construction application
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $346,446
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to help people make better health decisions from search engines by improving the information that search queries return. Google is utilised by 80 per cent of Australians to search health symptoms, despite evidence showing that many often find incorrect and unreliable health information. This project expects to provide new understanding about why and how people fail to find useful health information. Expected outcomes of this project include new models and methods for evaluating high'stakes search and new search technologies to help people find and recognise high quality information to make better health decisions. This should provide significant benefits to Australian health consumers and the healthcare system.
ActivitySearching when the stakes are high: better health decisions from search engines
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Oct 201807 Oct 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,058
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to increase knowledge of how evolutionary innovations affect biodiversity. This project will focus on a classic example of evolutionary innovation, the specialized throat jaws found in many fish groups, including damselfishes, wrasses, and cichlids. These unique jaws may explain why these fish groups contain so many species and are such successful invasive species in Australia and elsewhere. This project proposes an integrative combination of methods and functional experiments to reveal the biodiversity consequences of evolutionary innovation. It will also enhance Australian biosecurity through the production of new ways to assess invasion risk from aquaculture and aquarium trade species.
ActivityThe biodiversity consequences of evolutionary innovation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Mar 201807 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $365,058
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide biologists with novel statistical tools that will shift analytical paradigms. In many species, dietary restrictions increase average lifespan, and affect average rates of growth and reproduction, also known as -life history-. The use of recently developed tools has shown that individual variability in life history also appears to increase under dietary restrictions. This project will explore the effects of diet composition on variability in life-history traits, and the factors driving this variation. This is expected to improve the prediction of the effects of changing nutritional environments.
ActivityDiet, variance and individual variability in life-history
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $364,200
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop methods that use environmental tracers to provide detailed information about groundwater ages and relate the age structure of groundwater systems to past climatic conditions. The impacts of climate change on groundwater resources is an important question in hydrogeological studies. The age of groundwater within an aquifer represents a detailed log of past recharge events. The project will generate methods for assessing the past history of groundwater resources, and provide insight into the viability of groundwater in the future. This will improve understanding of how groundwater resources will behave under a changing climate.
ActivityAquifers as climate logs: untangling replenishment mechanisms
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Apr 201825 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $357,996
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the key aspects needed for a successful groundwater market, including extraction limits, innovative trading systems and reasonable transaction costs. The outcomes of the project can contribute to environmental benefits that minimise short-term financial losses to irrigators. The project also expects to enhance the capacity of water agencies to implement cap and trade systems that can reduce over-extraction.
ActivityUsing improved markets to reduce over-extraction of groundwater
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $353,446
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to develop novel structured phosphorus (Sn/P)-based composites as anode electrodes for sodium ion storage, which have high initial coulombic efficiency (charge capacity), high capacity and stable cycle life. Approaches of modifying surface structure will improve initial coulombic efficiency of Sn/P-based composites, and strategies to stabilise solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) film will obtain long-cycle stability. The success of this project will greatly accelerate the commercialisation of sodium ion batteries and support the utilisation of renewable energy in Australia.
ActivityLong life sodium ion batteries by optimising initial coulombic efficiency
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $0
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enhance the electro-mechanical couplings of lead free piezoelectrics via introducing polar nanoregions for medical transducers applications. This is expected to impact on the design and development of high-performance lead free piezoelectrics, and have environmental benefits through replacing lead based counterparts.
ActivityHigh performance lead-free piezoelectrics based on polar nanoregions
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Aug 201806 Aug 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $385,557
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to propose a theoretical framework that would allow economists to explore and uncover the behavioural and welfare effects of memory constraints. By integrating cognitive constraints into existing economic theory, this project is expected to enhance economists- future capacity to inform a diverse range of economic policies. Incorporating cognitive constraints into economic research can reduce unintended consequences of policy recommendations and is especially important in in complex markets such as health or household finance.
ActivityStrategic interaction with limited memory: A theoretical approach
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Feb 201831 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Fairfax  $361,996
Address SIPPY DOWNS 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 28441859157
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address potential safety risks arising from the introduction of advanced autonomous vehicles through a novel integration of human factors and computer-based simulation techniques. While automation promises to reduce crashes, the project expects to generate new knowledge about the emergence of risks through interactions between human road users and autonomous vehicles, particularly in the initial transition period. The expected outcomes include an enhanced capacity to understand how risks emerge in complex systems, and the development of specific policy and regulatory interventions. The project expects to provide significant safety benefits by preventing new types of road crash events.
ActivityHuman factors approaches for the safe introduction of autonomous vehicles
Delivery Area 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Feb 201804 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $369,070
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to focus on identifying and providing protein structure information for new protein targets against which herbicides can be developed. Food security for a growing population relies on agriculture, which in turn relies on herbicides. Presently, herbicide efficacy is under serious threat from resistant weeds. In this project, innovative applications of chemical libraries and exploiting a little-known connection between plants and human parasites will help to resolve the structure of herbicide targets for the development of new herbicides to ensure future food security.
ActivityStructure-based investigations into new modes of action for herbicides
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Apr 201801 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $343,450
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an operational framework for time and causality at a quantum and gravity interface, testable with nascent quantum technologies. The notion of time is not fully understood in physics, yet it is among the most precisely measurable quantities. The project expects to deliver new knowledge in the foundations of quantum physics by developing mathematical tools which are relevant beyond the context of gravity. Expected outcomes include enhanced understanding of the notions of time and causality in quantum physics, and formulation of new experimental paradigms to test them. The project will enhance our understanding of the notion of time in quantum theory, bringing a cultural benefit to the scientific community and the general public.
ActivityComposite quantum systems at the interplay with general relativity
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $322,446
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a predictive methodology based on electromagnetic sensors to quantify soil state variables that influence hydraulic and mechanical processes. These processes affect the safety of man-made and natural geo'structures such as dams or embankments. Conventional monitoring methods are outdated and unreliable, reducing our capability of detecting threats to these structures. The outcomes of the project will improve protection of major geo'structures, trigger novel applications in civil engineering and foster the development of patentable sensors and data analysis methodology.
ActivityA new approach for characterising soils based on electric parameters
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $356,446
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to equip machines with a human-likeability to synergistically harness multiple information sources for the purpose of optimal decision-making. This project will produce the next great step for machine intelligence - laying the theoretical foundation for the learning of multiple views and building the next generation of intelligent systems which can accommodate multiple information sources. This research is fundamental to the creation of intelligent systems that elegantly tackle varieties of big data. This should benefit science, society, and the economy nationally through applications including autonomous vehicle development, sensor technologies, and human behaviour analysis.
ActivityMulti-view synergistic learning for human behaviour analysis
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $338,446
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore how interactive systems can encourage their users to try new things. This is made possible by recent developments in artificial intelligence that can estimate what will make users curious. This project expects to generate new knowledge about how interactive technology can encourage diverse behaviour by stimulating curiosity. Expected outcomes include a framework for how to design interactive systems that encourage users to try new things, and a greater theoretical understanding of how to diversify user behaviour.
ActivityBroadening horizons: using curiosity to diversify behaviour
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $366,996
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new models for understanding the effect of road transport system design on injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation scheme performance. Injury rehabilitation schemes are critical facilitators of recovery for people injured in road crashes. However, rapid developments in artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles are heralding a transportation revolution that may disrupt their performance. The project expects to generate new knowledge for policy-makers and injury scheme managers to ensure injury schemes remain viable and perform well in the face of transport system change. It will assist injury schemes to prepare for potential challenges generated by future transport system design.
ActivityDesigning injury rehabilitation schemes for transport systems of tomorrow
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 May 201830 May 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $359,446
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a unique approach for three-dimensional metal micro-printing based on controlled removal of self-assembled monolayers. The application of electro-deposition for three-dimensional metal printing is currently hindered by the incapacity of site'selective control of the deposition area. The project expects to produce a new three dimensional metal microprinting technology, with benefits to manufacturing industries, particularly those requiring production of micro/nano metallic components.
ActivityThree-dimensional metal printing based on controlled removal of self-assembled monolayers
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201822 Oct 201818 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $365,058
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to explore the impact of disease on reproductive success in amphibians by utilizing a holistic approach of both lab and field techniques to understand ecological mechanisms for resilience of wildlife to emerging diseases. The project will explore reproductive effort as a population persistence mechanism of declining species. This should advance knowledge of both reproductive plasticity and evolutionary adaptation in the face of disease. The expected outcomes include developing targeted approaches for conservation agencies.
ActivityEffect of disease on reproduction plasticity and evolution in amphibians
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Jul 201801 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $328,075
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new insights on moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. Algebraic geometry is the field of mathematics that uses geometric methods to analyse algebraic equations, with wide applications ranging from cryptography to genetics. Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry provide powerful methods to geometrically analyse collections of related equations. Using innovative new techniques, the project aims to generate new knowledge about fundamental moduli spaces. Expected outcomes include the establishment of an active community of algebraic geometers in Australia. These outcomes should provide significant benefits to pure mathematics and related scientific fields.
ActivityThe geometry and cohomology of moduli spaces of curves
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Jan 201801 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $328,075
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the central problem of singularity formation in Ricci flow and mean-curvature flow by profiling singular solutions and determining their stability and genericity. Geometric flows are powerful and successful ways of understanding classical problems in geometry and topology with applications in disciplines such as materials science and medical imaging. This project will generate significant results in singularity analysis and will enrich understanding of geometric flows at and past singularities, deepen the theory of geometric flows, and enhance their applications in mathematics and science.
ActivitySingularity analysis for ricci flow and mean curvature flow
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $362,103
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and test a novel mathematical model that explains how people manage competing demands on their time and effort in a dynamic and uncertain environment. The project will use an integrative approach, bringing recent advances in mathematical psychology to bear on a problem of widespread interest within industrial and organisational psychology. The expected outcome is a quantitative theory that achieves a level of precision, generality, and testability that is unmatched in the field. The project will provide the basic research that is needed to extend mathematical models of self-regulation to complex tasks involving rapid decision making.
ActivityA new state of the art for understanding dynamic self-regulation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201804 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $0
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the mechanism behind the high impedance at the interface between electrodes and the solid electrolyte in solid'state lithium-ion batteries using advanced in'situ transmission electron microscopy. The outcomes will deepen knowledge in chemical and structural evolution at the electrode-electrolyte interface during battery operation under different conditions, and thus inform the design and fabrication of safe, high power, and long lasting solid'state batteries for a myriad of portable electronic devices and the emerging electric vehicles.
ActivityProbing interfacial impedance in all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201816 Mar 2018 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $324,446
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will advance knowledge of designing wireless networks by providing new design principles and delivering innovative techniques for ultra-high data-rate mm-wave communications.. Drawing upon advances in signal processing and optimisation theory, this project will provide new design principles and deliver innovative techniques that will reduce the cost of operating mm-wave networks. The project will release the tension of spectrum crunch, facilitate the development of the next generation cellular systems and will lead to improved wireless service.
ActivitySparse link discovery for mobile millimeter-wave communications
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $384,983
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will conduct the first systematic archaeological analysis of the behavioural strategies humans adapted following metal resource depletion and trade in southeastern Arabia. It will examine how social complexity in metal production records of several sites within Oman compares with other regions in Cyprus and Turkey. This will provide greater knowledge of how people settled this region and subsequently responded to dynamic environmental changes over the past 5,000 years.
ActivityStrategic resources and human cooperation in the rise of social complexity in Arabian archaeology
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Apr 201822 Apr 2021 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $365,058
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate metal accumulation in frogs during larval development and explore tissue degeneration and remodelling as a factor influencing metal toxicity during metamorphosis. The project expects to produce information about the fate of metal burdens during metamorphosis and reveal important relationships between uptake and toxicity response pathways in animals undergoing complex life history strategies. This will provide significant environmental benefit by contributing towards improved regulatory and monitoring guidelines relevant for important metal pollutants, with particular relevance for the protection of vulnerable amphibians.
ActivityWhat happens to toxic metals during frog metamorphosis-
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201822 May 201821 May 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $367,446
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a fundamental framework to efficiently analyse and control critical, modern infrastructure networks such as power grids and the Internet. The project expects to bridge the gap between cyber-physical network theory and network resilience engineering through developing a body of knowledge about cyber-physical systems, security analysis and emergence of network behaviours. The project will develop design methodologies to improve the resilience of these networks against internal faults and external attacks. This should improve the robustness and invulnerability of Australian power grids and the Internet against random failures and malicious cyber-physical attacks.
ActivityInference and resilient control of complex cyber-physical networks
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $367,646
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the potential of a solar-driven electrochemical system to simultaneously generate hydrogen and electricity by utilising wastewater as a fuel. The key concept of this system is integrating high efficiency perovskite solar cells as a high voltage supplier, with the electrochemical system to accelerate solar-to-hydrogen conversion and oxygen reduction for solar-to-electricity conversion during oxidisation of organic fuels in wastewater. This project expects to open up an independent and transportable power grid-free electrochemical system to address energy and water utilisation issues, especially for remote and Indigenous areas in Australia.
ActivityPerovskite photovoltaic-assisted energy conversion system using wastewater
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $343,450
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the challenges in jointly modelling complex networks by applying an integrated approach encompassing statistical theory, computation, and applications. The project expects to contribute to core statistical methodology development for complex inference and generate new knowledge in the fields of genomics, neuroscience, and social science through in-depth analyses of large'scale multilayered network data. Expected outcomes include enhanced theoretical and computational frameworks for probabilistic network models to better utilise the power of multiple observations. This should foster international and interdisciplinary collaborations and add significant value to the rapidly progressing field of networks research.
ActivityStatistical theory and algorithms for joint inference of complex networks
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $94,823
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study how and when the first galaxies formed and how they influenced the environment in the early Universe. The project will utilise the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope in combination with the natural magnification of distant galaxies afforded by the gravitational lensing effect. This project will result in the discovery of the most distant galaxies ever seen and will explore a never-before'seen epoch of the early Universe. It will will advance understanding of galaxy formation in the early Universe and will inform the priorities and expectations for the next generation of ground-based telescopes.
ActivityGalaxies in the epoch of reionization
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201802 Nov 2018 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $379,557
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen understandings of race and labour relations in Australia's horticultural industry. Horticulture is Australia's third largest agricultural industry and the seasonal nature of work in this industry poses challenges for workforce recruitment and development. Such challenges are often framed in terms of economic and policy considerations, but debates about the -backpacker tax- and exploitation suggest that there are also complex racial dimensions associated with the industry. Using an innovative historical-anthropological approach, this project will generate new insights into race and labour relations that can improve the equity and sustainability of horticultural industry workforces, and strengthen belonging within rural communities.
ActivityLabour, race and belonging: strengthening Rural Workforces and Communities
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 May 201827 Nov 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $392,622
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better enable policy makers to reduce health inequalities. It will address the question of how healthcare workers care for their communities during periods of violence and social recovery, by documenting the experiences of midwives in the Indonesian province of Aceh during a period of conflict (1976-2005) and up to the present. The outcomes are expected to support efforts to reduce Aceh's high rates of infant and maternal mortality, and to identify new ways to understand and address the complex health inequalities that face many contemporary societies.
ActivityMidwives, social recovery and the politics of health in Aceh, Indonesia
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $319,446
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel wireless communication technique by utilising the human body as an antenna to connect wearable electronic devices to nearby external devices. This project expects to generate a new knowledge in the area of wireless body area network using the innovative approach of applying the near-field electromagnetic energy around the human body as a wireless channel. Expected outcomes of this project include a wireless channel model that will enable the design of ultra-low-power and reliable off-body wireless link for wearable devices. This should provide significant benefits, such as, cost-effective and innovative technology of personal wireless communication in healthcare, entertainment, military, and sports.
ActivityThe human body as an antenna for a novel wireless communication technique
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $359,446
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore new strategies of functional electrode design and interfacial engineering for efficient and stable perovskite solar cell application. The key concept is to modify the electron transport and perovskite layers through structural design, interfacial engineering and contact passivation, for use in high-performance solar-to-electricity conversion systems with improved light harvesting and charge collection. Expected project outcomes will place Australia at the forefront of practical low-cost and large'scale solar energy conversion technologies.
ActivityInterfacial nano-engineering of electrodes for perovskite solar cells
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Oct 201830 Sep 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,058
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate mechanisms underlying ligand binding and signal transduction at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) by utilising the adenosine receptor family as a model system. This interdisciplinary project will use structural biology, pharmacology and biochemistry. The expected outcomes include understanding ligand selectivity across the four adenosine receptor family members. This should provide significant benefits, such as advancement of fundamental knowledge that could also lead to therapeutic development.
ActivityStructural insights into adenosine receptors
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,058
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to test when, where and how exotic plant populations become invasive through the rapid evolution of chemical compounds that inhibit native plant species. Using an innovative quantitative genetics framework, the intended outcome is to determine how the chemicals are selected, and whether there is sufficient heritable variation for the chemicals to evolve across heterogeneous landscapes characteristic of introduced ranges. The project will deliver key insights into the ecological and genetic mechanisms of adaptive evolution in invasive species, and predict evolutionary dynamics of biological invasions that inform their effective management. The project's expected outcomes will be useful to policy makers, weed managers and farming communities.
ActivityEvolution of chemical warfare in invasive plants
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $341,888
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen peace-building interventions by studying post-war governance. The project will utilise an institutional ethnographic analysis to generate a robust understanding of Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provincial Council, and their attempt to govern peace. The expected outcome of this project is a strong account of post-war governance with new insights on peace and political order. The research design is ideally suited to deliver constructive policy inputs for key actors in Sri Lanka, Australia, the UK, Norway and the EU.
ActivityGoverning peace- Institutions, politics and peace-building in Sri Lanka
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Feb 201831 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $363,996
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to analyse and evaluate laws regulating cumulative environmental effects in the United States of America, European Union, Canada and Australia. The project will use methods combining law, ethics, and natural and spatial science to develop a framework of globally relevant best practice tools for regulating cumulative effects. The outcomes will increase the capacity of regulators, industry, and the community to better manage common challenges in managing environmental effects and reducing environmental harms.
ActivityRegulating cumulative environmental effects: Designing global best practice
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201830 Nov 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $368,446
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a coherent risk assessment platform to evaluate human respiratory exposure to carbon nanotubes. Compared to the exponential growth of carbon nanotubes technology, capability of inhalation risk assessment is lagging. The project expects to generate new knowledge on the unique role and risk of carbon nanotube geometry. It will develop a new transport model and create a unified risk assessment. The expected outcome is the enhanced risk assessment capability of human exposure to carbon nanotubes, which will provide a significant benefit to the nanotechnology industry through ensuring safety in developing an emergent technology.
ActivityA multi-scale risk assessment platform for inhaled carbon nanotubes
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $368,446
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop communication schemes that can enable wireless devices to simultaneously receive and transmit on the same frequency. Over the last century wireless devices have been operating inefficiently by using different frequencies for reception and transmission. The project aims to make wireless devices frequency efficient, and is expected to double the data rates of every wireless device in the world, and thereby contribute to significant improvement of the capacity of future mobile networks.
ActivityFull-duplex wireless communication
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $358,551
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a powerful analysis tool to measure gas transport and mixing within lungs. This project will study the mechanical workings of the lungs, using an innovative approach for analysis of lung images. The expected outcome of this project is a novel platform for investigation and understanding of lung function. It is anticipated that application of the project outcomes to medical challenges in the long-term will lead to improved diagnostics and treatments for lung diseases.
ActivityLinking structure and function: a new approach for understanding the lung
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Apr 201825 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $357,008
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to devise strategies that a wide range of groups, such as those in healthcare, science, business etc can use to improve their judgements and decisions. It begins with a philosophical approach to develop a practical framework for understanding and working with groups. This interdisciplinary examination will include devising concrete guidelines that various groups can use to improve the quality of their enquiries and decisions.
ActivityMaking more effective groups and group decisions
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Jan 201801 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $314,446
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel hybrid control method for power distribution grid network voltage regulation with high photovoltaic penetration. The outcome of this project will enable power utilities to cost-effectively regulate network voltage and ultimately remove barriers for future photovoltaic deployment. This will deliver significant economic benefits for both the wider community and utility providers, along with substantial environmental outcomes through increased use of sustainable energy sources.
ActivityEnabling high photovoltaic penetration in power distribution networks
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $392,664
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to evaluate links between of aid programs and women's empowerment in Southeast Asia. Women's empowerment has gained substantial visibility as a global development objective, however progress has been slow. This project offers the first study of the political economy of the design, implementation and evaluation of aid programs for women's empowerment across development institutions, companies and NGOs. Exploring these dynamics is a key to understanding how aid initiatives can generate successful approaches to empowering women. The project will build on current practices to improve aid programming and place Australia at the forefront of donors- efforts to advance gender equality.
ActivityAdvancing gender equality through aid: Realising women's empowerment
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201822 Jan 201824 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $322,713
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to find and study binary stars with the goal of deriving the distribution of orbital properties in previously unexplored parameter space. The parameter distributions are crucial observations, against which the outputs of simulations of binary star formation can be tested. The expected outcome is the advancement of our knowledge of the dominant physical processes influencing the formation of binary stars, with wide applications across the whole of astronomy, wherever the intricacies of star formation or stellar populations are essential.
ActivityUnderstanding binary star formation with NASA-s Kepler space telescope
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $374,200
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new explicit mathematical results to enhance the understanding of potential theory - a fundamental area of mathematics - on surfaces with complicating geometrical properties. There are very few such fundamental results on complicated curved surfaces, such as those with holes. This project should provide a toolbox for solving many different mathematical problems on curved surfaces. The new results should also have application to the analysis of fluid flows over porous media and practical engineering structures.
ActivityNew mathematical theory for fluid motion on surfaces with holes.
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $308,431
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore issues of trust relations, political consciousness and fears among Muslim and non-Muslim youth in Australia. By combining in-depth interviews with innovative workshops in Sydney-based schools and universities, it will offer important insights on the comparative lived experiences of Muslim and non-Muslim youth who have grown up after the events of 9/11. Expected outcomes include new knowledge and enhanced understandings of Muslim and non-Muslim youth's trust relations and political consciousness in education. This will provide significant benefits in formulating multicultural education and policies that are aimed at countering violent extremism.
ActivityTrust, politics, fear: 'Generation 9/11' Muslim & non-Muslim youth compared
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201826 Feb 201825 Feb 2021 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $368,446
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to present a new concept of monoatomic metal doped carbon-based nanomaterials as advanced solid'state hydrogen storage materials (S-HSMs) for hydrogen fuel cells. The key feature for this synthesis is the use of the unique -defect- structures in carbon lattice as the efficient anchoring sites to immobilise the metal species at atomic level. This project is expected to create new knowledge of atomic interface catalysis and develop practical applications of S-HSMs in storage tanks for fuel cells, leading to reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and alleviation of air pollution. The success of this project will greatly enhance the Australian clean energy industries.
ActivityMonoatomic metal doping of carbon-based nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $365,058
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the molecular mechanisms of vascular regeneration in adult homeostasis. Maintaining a viable circulatory system is essential for organ survival and function. The data generated from this project has the capacity to significantly impact our fundamental understanding of cardiovascular repair and regeneration. This will be of future benefit to many industries including science, bioengineering, healthcare technologies, and ensuring significant economic outcomes and benefit the Australian community.
ActivityUnravelling the cell biology of a blood vessel
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $307,058
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to systematically identify genetic variants whose effects depend on whether they were inherited from the mother or the father, and to assess their impact on complex human traits. Most gene mapping studies to date assume that the effects of genetic variants are equal regardless of the parent of origin, thus have not explored this source of genetic variation. However, animal studies indicate that parent-of-origin specific effects (POEs) are important contributors to variability of developmental and behavioural traits. Leveraging genetic and epigenetic data from some of the world's largest cohorts, this project will improve our understanding of POEs on complex human traits related to early development, growth and behaviour.
ActivityIdentifying parent-of-origin effects and their impact on complex traits
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 Mar 201830 Mar 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $367,983
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the transferability and sustainability of videogame development skillsets to the broader digital sector. The project will lead to future job creation, and to cultural and economic innovation in Australia.
ActivitySkills development and transfer in the digital gaming sector
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $339,328
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate fundamental problems in the analysis of partial differential equations and free boundary theory, to develop advanced mathematical theories with the possibility of important applications. The expected outcome is the establishment of a regularity and classification theory for nonlocal equations and for free boundary problems in linear and nonlinear settings. The benefit of the project lies in a concrete advancement of the mathematical research with advantages for a deeper understanding of complex phenomena in physics and biology. Some of the problems also provide results useful for industrial applications.
ActivityPartial differential equations, free boundaries and applications
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 Nov 201830 Nov 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $368,446
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build an intelligent video streaming service by characterising users- view interest patterns and predict user interest changes through learning data from Internet to address the challenge caused by astronomic video population. The outcomes of the project will be of great values for users and our society by intelligently filtering out valueless, harmful, illegal and unwanted videos in advance.
ActivityBuilding intelligence into online video services by learning user interests
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201830 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $393,143
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the ability of fishes to perceive colour in dim-light conditions by studying representatives from two delicate and endangered ecosystems, coral reefs (nocturnal fish) and the deep'sea. Through a multidisciplinary approach to understanding colour vision and animal behaviour, this study expects to fill a knowledge gap in visual neuroscience and ecology while adding to the understanding of how marine creatures see and interact. This should provide benefits in conservation and management strategies and may also inspire the development of new sensor technologies.
ActivityDid colour vision evolve in the dark-
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201817 May 2022 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $336,996
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to evaluate the usefulness of violence risk instruments for Australian Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse individuals who have contact with the justice system. Violence risk assessment is undertaken to estimate an individual's risk for future violence. Instruments are widely used in Australian medico-legal and correctional settings to inform sentencing, treatment planning and offender management strategies. However their predictive validity and utility for Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds is unclear. An analysis of both existing assessment and new qualitative data is expected to produce findings that can contribute to improved violence risk assessment and the enhanced prevention and management of violence.
ActivityAdvancing cross-cultural approaches to violence risk assessment
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $365,058
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use genomics-based approaches to answer fundamental questions about how antibiotic synergy works. Antibiotic combination therapy presents an opportunity to revive the use of antibiotics in otherwise resistant bacteria, yet currently there is little understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying antibiotic synergy. Studies indicate that additional mechanisms of action (MOA) occur during synergistic killing beyond those of the original antibiotics. This project will identify genes involved in multiple synergistic treatments and determine how bacterial cells gain resistance. The synergy'specific MOA identified also represent an untapped reservoir of primary drug targets.
ActivityStronger together: understanding antibiotic synergy on a molecular level
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Dec 201802 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $348,575
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply a diverse range of scientific computing techniques to design and implement new, second-order methods that can surpass first-order alternatives in the next generation of optimisation methods for large'scale machine learning (ML). Scalable optimisation methods are now an integral part ML in the presence of -big data-. While the development of efficient first-order methods has grown in the ML community, second-order alternatives have largely been ignored. The project expects to facilitate the development of more effective ML algorithms for extraction of knowledge from large data sets.
ActivityEfficient second-order optimisation algorithms for learning from big data
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $368,995
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply advanced video-microscopy to characterise microbial motion at the single cell level, interrogating their navigational responses in precisely controlled physical and chemical conditions. Ocean carbon cycling is driven by the concerted action of marine microbes, but the fine'scale interactions between these microbes and their physical and chemical environments remains elusive. The project findings will unravel the fundamental processes governing microbial motion in real environments, and develop the mechanistic modelling tools required to make quantitative ecosystem-level predictions of how soil-atmosphere-water-marine systems respond in the face of environmental change.
ActivityThe mechanisms driving microbial navigation in marine systems
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201814 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $348,273
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the impact of new agricultural vocational training programs in rural India on processes of skill acquisition and youth livelihood trajectories. As India rapidly expands its capacity for formal skill development in agriculture, this study will be among the first to employ an innovative qualitative longitudinal research design to assess these programs- ground-level impacts. Expected outcomes include deeper understandings of how agricultural skill development occurs in social contexts over an extended period. Research will inform policy in India and other developing countries on how to maximise the social impact of these initiatives. It will also provide insights on how Australia can deepen engagement with India in areas of vocational training.
ActivityAgricultural skill development in India: Assessing acquisition and impact
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 May 201830 May 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $379,933
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve our understanding of global energy governance and the role played by informal international organisations such as the G20 and G8. It will produce new data and analytical tools for policymakers seeking to govern energy at the global level in the face of mounting challenges, including energy-related emissions. In a rapidly changing international energy system, it will also enhance Australian policymakers- capacity to strengthen the national energy sector, which by the end of the decade is expected to have yearly export earnings of $114 billion.
ActivityWho governs global energy- The role of informal international organisations
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Apr 201825 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $365,058
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify biomarkers of stallion fertility and early pregnancy in thoroughbred and Standardbred horses using biochemistry, proteomics and ribonucleic acid analyses. Responding to industry calls for improved methods of detecting and managing infertility in both stallions and mares, this project will connect Australian horse breeders and international clinical experts with the world renowned reproductive Priority Research Centre with the intended outcome of novel reproductive technologies and diagnostic tests. This should both secure international competitiveness and significantly enhance profitability and employment in this culturally significant industry.
ActivityMolecular mechanisms of equine fertility and early recognition of pregnancy
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $366,403
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate a novel neurobiological account of word learning, going beyond a simple mapping between words and objects and recognising the sensory and socio-communicative embedding of language. Capitalising on interdisciplinary approaches to research, this project will use state-of-the-art neuroimaging to reveal the neural architecture and mechanisms supporting contextualised sensory word learning. The results are expected to bring about a paradigm shift in the fields of neurobiology of language and learning, having a profound impact on the practice of language teaching and improvement of language functioning.
ActivityNo pain no word gain: toward a new-neurobiological account of word learning
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Aug 201820 Nov 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $365,058
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply state-of-the-art population and quantitative genetic techniques to a powerful new database of ancient human genomes - spanning from hunter gatherers and early farmers through to the Middle Ages. This will be used to build the first detailed portrait of human genetic adaptation through time. This record will capture the major socio-cultural transitions in human history, and reveal the genetic and environmental drivers that have shaped modern human genetic diversity and pathology.
ActivityPalaeo-population genomics: studying adaptation using ancient human DNA
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 May 201803 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $380,761
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how Aboriginal languages evolve in, and shape, Aboriginal engagement in cities. It will focus on Darwin-based speakers of Murrinhpatha, a language with unusually complex word structure. The expected outcome of this project is an understanding of linguistic complexity in an urban context.
ActivityAboriginal language evolution in urban contexts
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Jul 201822 Jul 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $365,058
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to characterise a novel pathway involved in regulating skeletal muscle mass through effects on mitochondrial function. This project will examine how degradation causes mitochondrial abnormalities leading to severe muscle wasting. This project is expected to advance understanding of how pathways interact, thus identifying novel mechanisms that impact on muscle structure and function. Understanding what makes muscle vulnerable to atrophy is fundamental to developing strategies to counteract muscle wasting conditions. Methodologies developed will have broad application in the field of life sciences research.
ActivityPhosphatidylserine: a regulator of muscle and mitochondrial biology-
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $356,761
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to integrate evolutionary theory into conservation science to ensure management promotes the long-term resilience of biodiversity. The management of evolutionary risks and benefits is routinely left out of decision tools that identify optimal management strategies. By developing tools that integrate evolutionary theory into key conservation problems, this project is expected to significantly advance conservation science. It should provide managers with essential tools to support the persistence of biodiversity and thus long-term success of biodiversity conservation.
ActivityAn evidence-based approach to integrate evolutionary theory in conservation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $344,996
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide the first assessment of youth hate crime in Australia, examine incidence rates over time, and explore how Australia's experiences compare internationally. Hate crime can cause injury, psychological harm and social disengagement. For victims in early adolescence - a critical time of identity formation - the harms may be multiplied. The project will uncover the risk and protective factors for perpetration and victimisation, and for understanding the consequences for hate crime victims. This is expected to benefit the community by helping to inform social policy to improve the lives of Australia's youth.
ActivityEthnically-motivated youth hate crime in Australia
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 May 201807 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $0
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how cytoskeleton-associated proteins underpin the formation of water-conducting vessels. Uncovering molecular mechanisms that lead to efficient water transport in plants opens up new avenues to address food and crop safety, particularly in times of environmental change.
ActivityUnderstanding how water-transporting vessels in plants are made
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201802 Jan 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $365,058
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build state-of-the-art mathematical models for movement processes of high conservation-value Antarctic penguins, seals, and whales. This will generate new capacity to predict the likelihood of changes in sea ice and ocean dynamics impacting important forage migration pathways. These outcomes address knowledge gaps highlighted in climate reporting on Polar Regions and will strategically position Australia to create a forward-looking context for conservation management efforts under international treaty commitments.
ActivityMathematical models for Antarctic animal migrations in a changing climate
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201828 Feb 2022 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $336,128
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance knowledge on the prevention of road traffic crashes that result in serious injury or death. Road traffic injuries are the second leading cause of hospitalised injury and injury-related deaths in Australia, and are estimated to cost the economy $27 billion annually. This project will establish a data collection system that will evaluate existing and novel countermeasures to serious road traffic crashes. The outcome of this project will inform road safety policies and cost-effective countermeasures. Insights from the project can contribute to road safety improvements in Australia and a substantial reduction in the burden of fatal and non-fatal road traffic injury.
ActivityEvaluating interventions to prevent serious road traffic crashes
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Mar 201808 Mar 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $343,450
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a platform of diamond nanosensors and novel optical tweezers for probing cellular processes with single-molecule resolution, in vivo and over physiologically relevant time scales. In biomedicine, long-term imaging of single-molecules is beyond reach with existing bio-labels. The project combines the superior properties of nanodiamond biomarkers (brightness, stability, small size and non-toxicity), with new optical tweezers which exploit laser trapping of atoms to manipulate nanodiamonds in three-dimensional biological environments. By accessing smaller size and higher force regimes, the platform will improve bio-imaging and bio-manipulation techniques, and potentially advance pathogentracking and early detection of diseases.
ActivityOptical tweezers for bio-nanotechnologies
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 Jan 201830 Jan 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $365,094
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how the quantity and nature of screen time interacts with parental co-participation to affect pre'schoolers- social skills and cognitive functioning. Seventy per cent of pre'schoolers exceed current screen time guidelines and this causes considerable concern among Australian parents. This project will assist in evaluating how much, and which types, of screen time have benefits for social skills and cognitive functioning. It will also provide insights into the ways parents may best support these outcomes. Findings are expected to provide evidence for policy development and inform programs to support healthy behaviours to give young children the best start in life.
ActivityImpact of screen time on preschoolers- social skills and cognitive function
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $365,058
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to determine the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control cereal grain quality and yield under water-deficit and heat stress. The project will use next-generation sequencing to identify key epigenetic regulators and their functional target genes, which confer superior grain quality to elite genotypes under adverse environments. Project outcomes will benefit cereal breeding by providing more-tailored screening strategies and superior parental germplasm with enhanced quality and yield. The development of nutritionally improved crops will benefit the Australian cereal industry and export opportunities.
ActivityImproving cereal grain quality using epigenetic regulators
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $28,196
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the role of few-body correlations in quantum matter by using recently developed theoretical approaches to incorporate correlations beyond the scope of traditional theories. The project expects to gain fundamental insight into quantum few-body correlations in materials by investigating single impurity particles immersed in quantum media, such as highly controllable atomic gases and semiconductors. The significant benefits include the development of novel theoretical approaches and the generation of knowledge that could potentially underpin a new generation of quantum devices.
ActivityStrong few-body correlations from controllable impurities in quantum matter
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Apr 2018 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $365,996
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reduce young driver deaths and injuries by developing an integrated theory of road policing using the elements of deterrence, procedural justice and third party policing approaches. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of road policing which represents a resource intensive area of policing activity. The expected outcome of this project is an integrated theory of road policing that can better inform interventions for young driver compliance. This should provide significant benefits including a reduction in the cost of crashes involving young drivers, which cost nearly $5.5 billion from 2006-2015.
ActivityThe road to compliance: Integrating three theories
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $396,531
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the formation of neuronal circuits in the brain. While the role of biochemical features in the brain is well understood, it is not clear how the biophysical properties of the brain affect circuit formation. The outcomes of this project will improve our understanding of neuronal circuit formation as well as provide design rules for creating scaffolds to repair neuronal circuits after brain damage. This project will integrate Australia's strengths in nanotechnology and neurosciences, bringing Australian research at the forefront of neural engineering.
ActivityUsing nanostructured scaffolds to understand and engineer neuronal circuits
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Feb 201816 Sep 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $354,446
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to design and develop a fuel cell-reactor that can simultaneously produce electric power and value-added useful chemicals by utilising abundant and cheap gaseous fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal'seam gas. This project expects to realise zero greenhouse gas emissions during the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, meanwhile opening up a new strategy in the development of highly efficient electro-catalysts for the advanced energy conversion and storage devices. The new technology developed in this project will lead to new breakthroughs in the commercial viability of fuel cell industries.
ActivityElectric power and useful chemicals co-generation
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $380,446
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the performance of distributed data storage systems during the recovery of node-failures using advanced repair techniques for the underlying erasure coding schemes. Reed-Solomon codes, employed in most of current storage systems, for example Google Colossus, Baidu's Atlas, Yahoo Object Store, and Facebook's f4, require extremely high network bandwidth and disk I/O for failure recovery. Expected outcomes of this project include significantly improved repair schemes for Reed-Solomon codes with respect to the network bandwidth and disk I/O. The project will benefit data storage service providers, governments, businesses, hospitals, and schools.
ActivityAdvanced coding techniques for fast failure recovery in storage systems
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201801 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $368,446
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new prototype of solar rechargeable battery for the direct storage of solar energy. Specifically, the research will integrate newly designed solar-driven photo-electrochemical energy conversion process and bi-functional photo-electrodes into a lithium'sulphur battery to achieve high energy storage efficiency. Expected outcomes include high-performance solar rechargeable batteries and new knowledge generated from the integration of interdisciplinary research in energy storage, photo-electrochemistry and nanotechnology. Further advances in material science and solar energy storage technologies will assist in addressing the global energy shortage and mitigating environmental pollution.
ActivityDesigning solar rechargeable batteries for efficient solar energy storage
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Feb 201831 Jan 2021 2017-18
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Dawson  $369,070
Address TOWNSVILLE 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 46253211955
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine if trait plasticity mediates functional degradation of coral reefs. It will use natural environmental gradients to identify mechanisms that enable corals to persist in marginal habitats. The project will use three-dimensional imaging to measure how variability in traits influences functional redundancy. This will facilitate better predictions of the effects of environmental change on reef systems. Expected outcomes include improved understanding of the response of coral reef ecosystems to environmental change and a framework for predicting reefs at risk of degradation. Benefits will be to both global biodiversity conservation and the provision of ecosystem services in reef dependent communities.
ActivityTrait plasticity and the maintenance of functional diversity
Delivery Area 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 May 201824 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $0
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test whether organisms which regularly encounter low pH have greater tolerance to ocean acidification and why, and whether certain coralline algae can exert controls on their calcification that allows for greater tolerance to low pH. Coralline algae create and bind together reefs. Without them, both temperate and coral reefs as we know them would not exist. Understanding the extent to which tolerance to ocean acidification could be imparted to coralline algae through their environment or by physiological controls on calcification will enable us to better understand the fate of future reefs.
ActivityTolerance of coralline algae to climate change in variable environments
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201802 Jan 2018 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $342,996
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the links between the molecular mechanisms underlying brain plasticity and the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation. It will use a novel approach that integrates genetics, electrophysiology and biological modelling. Plasticity underpins all learning, memory and aging. Brain stimulation can drive plasticity in humans, but these effects are extremely difficult to harness and vary widely between people. Expected outcomes include a critical understanding of the fundamental mechanisms governing plasticity. This will provide significant benefits such as the development of individually optimised brain stimulation protocols, enabling tailored, reliable approaches to address brain function and cognition.
ActivityHarnessing neural plasticity with brain stimulation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $336,446
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a miniaturised and implantable cochlear that closely mimics the human auditory system by utilising advanced microfabrication techniques. This project expects to generate new knowledge in engineering hearing and vestibular hair cells and also on tonotopic organisation of cochlear. Expected outcomes include study of auditory hair cells and development of implantable ear-on-a-chip devices. This project is expected to enable low-cost production of highly engineered implant cochlear with great potential for commercialisation.
ActivityNanosensors in artificial cochlea for natural hearing
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Apr 201814 Apr 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $364,446
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to foster Do-It-Yourself (DIY) practices among people from low socio-economic (LSE) backgrounds in Australia by understanding existing practices at four diverse makerspaces and enabling LSE members to co-design technological prototypes that fit their own needs. Through a set of in-depth ethnographic studies and workshops, this research seeks to develop theories of creative collaborations (informed by empirical data), methods, and prototypes for engaging LSE members in DIY practices. This project will make our culture more inclusive, harness the strengths of LSE members, increase their community engagement, and raise their economic prospects.
ActivityFostering making practices in people from low socio-economic backgrounds
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Apr 201822 Apr 2021 2017-18
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
Cowan  $384,996
Address JOONDALUP 6027 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 54361485361
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine whether authentic scientific research projects undertaken by teachers translate into improved science-related outcomes for students. Measures to redress declining levels of understanding and interest in science among Australian secondary students over more than two decades have had little effect. Using a cross-national multiple case study design, the project plans to generate new knowledge about improving teachers- scientific literacy and classroom practice that translates to improved student understanding of, and engagement with, science. This will afford significant social and economic benefits through targeted research-informed education strategies that meet the needs of Australia's future STEM workforce.
ActivityDo teacher research experiences affect student outcomes in science-
Delivery Area 6027 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $364,996
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate new knowledge about the determinants of key group behaviours including helping, motivation, and group performance. Using a multi-method approach, this project will examine how people's behaviour is influenced by their beliefs about the social identification of other group members. Anticipated outcomes will advance Australia's world-leading research on social identity and group behaviour, with potential applications in enhancing productivity in organisations and industry.
ActivityHow beliefs about others- social identification shape behaviour
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201804 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $343,450
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a unique library of nanometer scale temperature-responsive sensors for bio-discoveries, disease diagnostics, device manufacturing and anti-counterfeiting, by investigating a new observation in enhanced photon energy conversion. The project will develop a thermal-field diagnostics approach to reveal interfacial cation-ligand behaviours of luminescent hybrid nanomaterials, and modify the otherwise quenching molecules to facilitate energy upconversion. This will link surface chemistry and heterogeneous interfacial physics. It will allow ratiometric fluorescence to achieve extremely high sensing sensitivity in intracellular nanothermometry, enabling super resolution thermal imaging of living cells.
ActivityUpconversion nanothermometry: enabling high brightness in a thermal field
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $363,996
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a unified investment and asset pricing theory for the slow diffusion of information in financial markets, such as momentum, reversal and post-earnings announcement drift. Expected outcomes of this project include the development of optimal methods to explore historical information, a systematic understanding of the impact of investor sentiment and heterogeneity on the speed of asset price response to news, and novel empirical hypotheses and tests that improve return predictability and reduce crash risks. The project will provide a potential competitive advantage and guidance to Australian investors, including superannuation fund managers, in competitive globalised financial markets.
ActivitySlow diffusion of information in asset pricing and risk management
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $357,996
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide detailed investigations into the relative importance of key life domains, for example health and relationships, at different life stages and their links with the subjective wellbeing of Australians. It will use nationally representative survey data and innovative choice experiments to generate new knowledge to the rapidly expanding economics literature on subjective wellbeing measures and individual and societal welfare. This evidence will help prioritise those policies which maximise the wellbeing of Australians.
ActivityWhat do Australians really care about- New survey and experimental evidence
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Sep 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $341,400
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the predictability of Australian extreme rainfall using the latest Bureau of Meteorology seasonal prediction system and new re-analyses and climate models. Extreme rainfall events in Australia are often associated with loss of life and damage to infrastructure and the environment, but some impacts can be mitigated with improved forecasting. This project will analyse influences of climate change and climate variability on seasonal'scale predictability of extreme rainfall. This will increase our understanding of the processes behind extreme rainfall events and where predictability arises from, and this would result in improvements in forecasting.
ActivityImproving the seasonal prediction of Australian rainfall extremes
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201830 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $365,058
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance distribution modelling by developing a new demographic species distribution modelling (DSDM) framework that unites correlative and process-based approaches. This project will develop ecologically realistic models of the distributions of species and diseases, leading to better decision-making in conservation and public health. This will provide significant benefits, such as a better understanding of where and how to control mosquitoes to reduce malaria transmission in Africa, how best to conserve the vulnerable greater glider in Eastern Australia, and to forecast where and when outbreaks of Ross River virus are likely occur in Victoria.
ActivityDemographic distribution models for ecology, conservation & public health
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 May 201830 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $333,603
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test whether Research Domain Criteria are effective in predicting developmental outcomes, for example educational attainment, social participation, and mental health, across both general and clinical populations. Using a large prospective community sample of children, adolescents and adults, and large cross'sectional sample of individuals with autism, this research will provide the first exploration of how these candidate dimensions, both directly and indirectly, accurately predict long-term outcomes across both normative and atypical development. The findings will contribute to new understanding of typical and atypical development and have immediate potential to impact clinical and educational decision-making and practice.
ActivityEmotional and socio-communicative domains in development
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $365,058
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify evolutionary responses to climate change in Australia's fossil record by comparing variation in lizard and frog communities across geological time. Using X-ray techniques on museum specimens, this project will generate a large'scale database for tracking evolutionary shifts in relation to historical climatic events. Expected outcomes include the first anatomical descriptions for many species, filling major gaps in our ability to place fossils in a contemporary framework. This research will demonstrate the value of our national collections for addressing important environmental issues, such as biodiversity, extinction, and future habitat change.
ActivityEvolutionary impacts of climate change in Australia-s fossil record
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $368,446
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance the research in short-term solar power forecasting and optimise the generation process using machine vision techniques. This project will use cameras to capture images of sky and mirror surfaces of heliostats. The scientific novelties are the exploration of geometry-aware feature representations for solar power prediction and building three-dimensional models of mirror surfaces of heliostats to optimise the solar power generation process. The outcome is a working prototype to boost the solar power forecasting accuracy and a three-dimensional reconstruction system to be helpful for the solar power generation. These outcomes will highly benefit the short-term solar power forecasting, generation and electricity grid management systems.
ActivityMachine vision techniques for solar power forecasting and generation
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Apr 201810 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $365,058
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate mechanisms underlying animal adaptation to future environmental change by examining the molecular basis for phenotypic plasticity in snakes. This project will specifically examine variation in genetic/epigenetic profiles and compare against important fitness traits, such as variable head size, bite force and swallowing performance to identify relationships between molecular change and physiology. Such research is a critical first step in improving our knowledge of the mechanisms whereby animal populations may adapt to environmental change, allowing us to facilitate such processes or concentrate conservation effort where species are unable to adapt via epigenetic modification.
ActivityThe role of epigenetic modifications in tiger snake adaptation
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $360,756
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine how non'state welfare systems run by local private entrepreneurs affect power relationships in contemporary rural China. Combining humanistic and social science approaches, the project expects to generate new knowledge about how welfare policies and practices interact with or develop alongside institutions of social control. Expected research outcomes include new empirical data on informal political processes and institutional development in post-Socialist economies. This will enhance the basis for scholarly theory and provide commercial and governmental organisations with the information and conceptual tools to accurately assess the priorities of their Chinese partners, competitors, or counterparts.
ActivityWelfare entrepreneurs and paradoxes of social control in rural China
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Apr 201815 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $389,254
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use high-resolution methods to investigate the completeness of the archaeological record of human occupation in northwestern Australia (Pilbara region). It will show how this informs our understanding of human adaptation to a changing coastal environment over the past 50,000 years. This will have significant benefits, such as providing an improved understanding and better management of Australia's unique cultural heritage.
ActivityDeep histories of occupational continuity and change in the coastal Pilbara
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Dec 201830 Sep 2022 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $363,487
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study three welfare delivery programs that particularly impact upon Indigenous peoples. Indigenous welfare recipients living in remote Australia are subject to regulatory frameworks that make social security payments contingent on meeting conditions, with significant penalties for non-compliance with program requirements. The goal is to examine the regulation and governance that underpin these three programs. The intended outcome is to identify social security principles and policies that are likely to work best in improving the welfare of Indigenous peoples while benefiting the delivery of social security in Australia and beyond.
ActivityRegulation and governance for Indigenous welfare
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 May 201807 May 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $343,450
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the quantum phenomenon of many-body localization, by studying novel theoretical models from an innovative, few-body perspective. The project expects to advance our knowledge in this new frontier of quantum statistical mechanics and to design realistic experimental protocols for observation and manipulation, especially on ultracold quantum-gasplatforms. Expected outcomes of this project include applications in quantum information storage, which expects to enhance Australia's research strength in quantum computation.
ActivityMany-body localization characterized from a few-body perspective
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $342,949
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to define the crustal structure of Mars, using three-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling, experiments and geophysical data obtained from Mars. This will be achieved by the analysis of impact-related seismic data obtained by the forthcoming mission to Mars, along with already available remote sensing data of Mars. This project will start a new multidisciplinary field linking numerical impact physics and seismology.
ActivityImpact processes and evolution of the Martian crust
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Apr 201814 Apr 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $349,544
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reconceptualise institutional culpability, examining what systemic failure occurs when public enquiries that detail harms inflicted rarely result in criminal prosecutions or sanctions. It addresses the pressing need to provide practical insight into legislative responses (or the lack thereof) to corporate harms. This project is expected to have national and international benefits in terms of both practical law reform and theoretical constructions of culpability.
ActivityRethinking institutional culpability: criminal law, philosophy and horror
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 May 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $369,075
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how natural levels of mercury have changed over time and how human activities have affected mercury atmospheric fluxes and deposition. Using state-of-the-art experimental approaches combining palaeontology and chemistry, the project seeks to build comprehensive knowledge about the flux and sources of mercury in the Southern Hemisphere, to address significant geospatial and temporal gaps in understanding mercury's environmental impact. Expected outcomes are a more refined understanding of the global biochemical cycle of mercury and its exposure effects on human and wildlife populations. Potential benefits are better-informed international actions designed to reduce environmental and health risks from mercury pollution.
ActivityA long-term history of mercury in Australasia
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $410,022
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate an undocumented history of Aboriginal domestic service in South Australia. It will create new knowledge about historical assimilation-based policies, particularly those that targeted girls for removal from their families, and that enabled indentured domestic labour. This work will improve understandings of local, national and international colonial histories.
ActivityDecolonising the archives of Aboriginal domestic history
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201822 Jan 201821 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $356,446
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an 'active management' tool to improve the robustness and transparency of environmental water management. Managing Government investment on environmental water requires decisions on when and where to use water, involving complex trade-offs between competing benefits. This project will develop a tool to address shortcomings in currently available approaches based on the assumption of stationary climate, leading to more environmental benefit for less water, and greater resilience in the face of a changing climate.
ActivityPreserving our rivers: environmental water use in a changing climate
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2022 2017-18
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Page  $392,650
Address LISMORE 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 41995651524
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reveal whether groundwater is a major missing source of nutrients to the Great Barrier Reef. Billions of dollars have been spent on improving water quality in the reef environment, yet nutrient budgets and the sources of pollution remain poorly quantified. This project expects to use cutting-edge technology and modelling to quantify the legacy of past land use practices on groundwater reef-nutrient dynamics. The expected outcomes of this study will provide both land and marine managers with crucial insight into how to allocate resources to best manage water quality to meet desired environmental outcomes.
ActivityIs groundwater the missing nutrient source to the Great Barrier Reef-
Delivery Area 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $342,551
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal aims to reconcile and unify alternative methods in social evolution theory, one of the foundations of our modern understanding of evolutionary and behavioural ecology. Social evolution has been controversial, but recent years have seen major developments. By combining mathematical models and empirical data, this project expects to end the controversies by removing boundaries between theoretical approaches. Specific applications of theory include social insect evolution, individuality and selection in plants. Unification of theory is expected to enhance research capacity in Australia and internationally.
ActivityUnifying cornerstones of social evolution: theory and application
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Apr 201831 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $365,057
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to define the structural and functional interactions of a new transmembrane adaptor SCIMP. SCIMP has recently been shown to effect the inflammatory pathway. The project outcomes will include the first structure of this unconventional complex. The project will have significant flow on benefits including new knowledge and new protein methodologies for end-users in research and industry, and ultimately economic impact.
ActivityManipulating selected inflammatory responses in macrophages
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $365,058
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the genesis and pathogenesis of influenza virus in avian species. The project will investigate the role of bacteria in influenza severity in chickens, the role of avian endothelial cells in the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and the susceptibility of Australia's native black swans to influenza. This project will generate fundamental knowledge that may help reduce the severity of influenza in avian populations and provide a new insight into the anti-viral response of an iconic Australian bird species.
ActivityBird flu in avian species: understanding the mechanisms of disease
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201804 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $377,008
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate a novel network architecture that supports ultra-reliable access and coverage for future generation wireless communications. Based on recent developments in fog computing, the project aims to redefine the radio access network of wireless systems to shift from traditional, static cell-centric architecture to a more dynamic cell-free architecture. The intended outcomes of the research are an adaptive network architecture that dynamically forms serving clusters, secure communications protocols that decrease latency and increase communication security and energy-efficient signal processing techniques that support green communications.
ActivityA novel radio access network for wireless communication networks
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Jan 201801 Jun 2024 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $373,996
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to document structural change in the downstream auto industry and transitions in affected local workshops. The project design is informed by evolutionary and labour agency theories and employs comprehensive survey and ethnographic methods. The analysis will aim to identify new technical and competitive dynamics for local auto repair and maintenance firms, and examine changing skill requirements for workers. Such knowledge is crucial to protect jobs in repair and maintenance - the largest source of auto industry employment. Results will build new knowledge on industry transitions across geographical sites and scales.
ActivityGeographies of transition in Australia-s auto repair and maintenance industry
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201826 Feb 201825 Feb 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $365,058
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a single'shot vaccine for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. The disease is an enigma because the transmissible tumours are simultaneously cancer, infections, and genetically mismatched tissue grafts. This project will focus on immune molecules that are revolutionising human oncology, and will develop techniques to understand and systematically test the function of these key molecules in Tasmanian devils. Understanding the role of these immune molecules will accelerate development of a vaccine to help save the devil and has the potential to shed light on general principles relating to how the immune system balances tolerance and immunity.
ActivityTipping the balance from tolerance to immunity for the devil facial tumour
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $341,248
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to bring the latest techniques in modelling phone and wireless networks to Australia by developing new methods and models. Increasing demands of internet data in mobile phone networks has forced researchers to adopt new mathematical approaches. One of these is stochastic geometry, a useful combination of probability and geometry, which in recent years has been used by researchers overseas to model phone and other wireless networks. A key point is extending the current, mostly static models, by using methods from queueing theory, resulting in dynamic network models. Another is using theoretical techniques such as large deviations theory that have seen little use in this field, and applying them to network problems. Results from the project will help implement and optimize current network technologies, as well as design future technologies.
ActivityUnderstanding randomness in networks
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201831 May 201830 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $364,975
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency