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Official portrait of Dan Tehan
18th Dec 2018-2nd Mar 2019

Dan Tehan

Member for Wannon respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

Minister for Education

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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 2018-19 budget documents specify 1 outcomes against which Australian Research Council programs are evaluated:

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

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ARC Discovery
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
$470,298,108,000
Outcome 1
ARC Linkage
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
$177,125,568,000

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

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Australian Research Council awarded 982 grants valued at $470,298,108 grants for ARC Discovery during the 2018-19 financial year

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $150,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 historical perspective on contemporary debates around the uses of self-tracking technologies. The project expects to generate new knowledge on how practices for quantifying the self relate to significant social and economic change, from the industrial revolution, through to measuring the systems of big data that now shapes the world. It does so using a case study of Gilbert Innes, a banker known for his sexual exploitation of women and obsessive book-keeping. The expected outcome is a history of how accounting shaped identity and morality in the nineteenth century. Through improving our understanding of how quantification practices shape society, this research supports their effective use today.
ActivityPrecarious accounts: money, sex and power in the industrial revolution
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $239,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 construct measures of credit reallocation from regulatory bank-level data for Australia and other countries. The project intends to develop empirical models able to evaluate the role of credit reallocation on aggregate output and a theoretical model with search and match frictions to evaluate quantitatively the role of bank credit in explaining macroeconomic outcomes. The project expects to provide significant benefits for policymakers for assessing the interplay between monetary and credit policy, formulating macroeconomic and macro prudential policies, and shedding light on the causes of productivity dynamics in Australia, boosting its comparative advantage.
ActivityGross credit flows, credit reallocation, and the macroeconomy
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $351,725
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
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 will develop a general framework of accurate automatic recognition of meaningful anomalies in multivariate sensor data streams that require action to avoid detrimental events and allow automatic intervention for efficient mitigation. Existing anomaly recognition algorithms miss many patterns and manually relating co-occurring stream patterns to an anomaly is inefficient and error-prone. The project expects to develop methods for intercepting a combination of co-occurring patterns to ascertain what an anomaly is and identify the anomaly and its stages that indicate the necessity of intervention. This project will advance techniques for sensor stream data mining and enable general applications of sensor surveillance and automatic mechanical intervention.
ActivitySensor stream pattern mining for automatic anomaly recognition and intervention
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $180,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 when and how stereotype threat leads to disengagement among older workers and consequences for their wellbeing. Expected outcomes include a better understanding of the factors that predict who will experience disengagement at work, withdrawal of effort, reduced job satisfaction, and increased likelihood of quitting as a result of demeaning age-related stereotypes. The project's results should provide a clearer theoretical understanding of stereotype threat and can be used to inform strategies for enhancing engagement at work. This project should benefit and improve the working lives of older employees.
ActivityStereotype threat, disengagement, and wellbeing among older employees
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Feb 201914 Feb 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $470,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 explore how cells physically sense and respond to the surrounding environment on a molecular level. Physical distortion of erythrocytes doubles their glucose consumption and increases cation membrane flux five-fold. This mechanism involves opening of the mechanosenstive ion channel Piezo1. This project will include a kinetic description of these phenomena, with a goal to establish a predictive mathematical model of the regulation of cell'shape and volume. The project will provide an understanding of mechanisms operating when cells and tissues are succumbing to trauma and invasion, and how to control these processes on a molecular level.
ActivityMolecular mechanisms of mechanosensation and shape regulation in cells
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $1,110,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 elucidate how host organisms and their parasites adapt to each other, exploiting the fact that a biological invasion imposes novel evolutionary challenges. This project expects to generate new knowledge about how the interaction between host and parasite species is affected when the system is exposed to powerful new selective forces. Expected outcomes of this project include development of theory, training of students in an emerging field, and a nuanced understanding of this important topic. This should provide significant benefits, such as an enhanced ability for wildlife managers to predict the impact of parasites on species of wildlife that are extending their geographic ranges.
ActivityThe evolution of host-parasite interactions during a biological invasion
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Sep 201918 Sep 2024 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $586,900
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 if improving teacher knowledge and practice of mindfulness in the classroom, can lead to better child attention and school functioning outcomes during the early primary school years. Mindfulness is an approach that aims to improve attention, self-regulation, mental health, and cognitive functioning. Expected outcomes include new knowledge as to whether mindfulness can be integrated into classroom practice, how to best implement it, student benefits and cost-effectiveness. Findings will inform schools as to whether this approach can support students in making a positive transition to primary school that can place them on positive academic and well-being pathways and lead to benefits in their adulthood.
ActivityDoes a teacher-led mindfulness intervention improve student outcomes-
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $378,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 investigate well-known behavioural -biases- in probability and value perception through the lens of neurobiology. This project will generate new knowledge on how the value of rewards, and the likelihood of receiving them, are incorporated in the decision-making process. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this project will be of interest to researchers from several domains of social science, which focus on how and why people make their decisions and how we could improve people's wellbeing by improving their choices. The findings will provide insights into effective, behaviour-related policy design that aims to improve peoples- well-being.
ActivityNeuroeconomic foundations of probability and value perception
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Apr 201931 Mar 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $600,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 dissect the ecological and evolutionary processes causing a decline in an iconic Australian bird species. Studies that can properly test explanations for declines in wild populations are rare. This project aims to test how environmental and genetic processes shape individual traits, how these traits determine fitness and how changes in individual fitness affect population dynamics. The project expects to provide essential information for the improved management of Australian bird populations, and for understanding the effects of environmental change on natural systems globally.
ActivityWild eco-evolutionary dynamics: the decline of an iconic Australian bird
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $466,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
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 real-time and high-resolution genomic tool to monitor and track pathogens in urban wastewater systems based on the portable third-generation sequencing platform.-Pathogens sicken hundreds of millions of people, cost the global economy tens of billions of dollars annually, and are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The current epidemiology approach, and data, are retrospective and thus insufficient for timely intervention. Integrated with wastewater analysis for pharmaceuticals targeting pathogens, the sewer-based epidemiology approach of this project will greatly enhance public health by achieving early detection and informed control of infectious diseases.
ActivityRevolutionising real-time genomic epidemiology in urban wastewater systems
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $445,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 relationship between cuticle (skin) properties, water balance, and fitness in springtails, key players in soil systems. Springtail cuticles are diverse, responsive, and extremely resistant to wetting by water, alcohol and other substances. Their Australian diversity has not been well explored for biomimetic new materials. This project expects to explore options for new applications in materials science and engineering by generalising the cuticle structure-function relationship. Expected outcomes are new information to harness for industry the diversity of nature's self-cleaning, water repellent surfaces. Significant benefits lie in potential new biomimetic manufacturing options.
ActivitySkin in the game: biomimetics, fitness and the springtail cuticle
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $520,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 identify and understand the factors that influence the useful function of key residues (parts of larger compounds) in Australian snake venom coagulotoxins, which alter blood-clotting ability.-In recent years, snake venom compounds have been demonstrated as useful models from which to synthesise therapeutic drugs to improve health and well-being. This project will test these important toxins on model systems that represent natural prey items in order to determine the molecular and functional evolution of blood-clot forming enzymes. Expected outcomes include substantial contributions to the body of evolutionary biology knowledge, as well as narrowing the search for the ultimate drug candidates.
ActivityFunctional evolution and therapeutic potential of snake venom coagulotoxins
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201822 Feb 201921 Feb 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $174,435
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 clarify the ways in which online speech can inflict harm. It is accepted in speech-act theory that speech is conduct that is capable of inflicting harm. This project aims to map and compare legal cases in which there was disagreement over the nature of the speech at issue because it occurred online. It will assess the harms of that speech from the perspective of speech-act theory, and the findings will be applied to the democratic argument in favour of free speech. This project should lead to societal benefits in reducing expressive harms, and cultural benefits in enhancing all users' ability to participate in important, legitimating deliberation online.
ActivityAssessing the harms of online speech
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Jun 201929 Jun 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $370,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 transform understandings of Australian families across the past century through a comprehensive history of Australian fatherhood. Fathers are central to pressing concerns in contemporary Australia. Through analysis of oral history and documentary archives, the project seeks to illuminate factors shaping men's experience of fatherhood and how fathers from diverse backgrounds, including migrant and indigenous dads, have negotiated their role in changing circumstances. The outcomes will extend and enrich Australian and international scholarship in histories of the family, emotions and cultural memory. Project findings are anticipated to impact contemporary Australian family policy and education.
ActivityA history of Australian fatherhood 1919-2019
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $530,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 give experimental answers to long existing theoretical questions about the origins and nature of dark matter. Dark matter is a fundamental component of the universe, yet the nature of its composition is still unknown. There is growing evidence that dark matter is comprised of low mass and weakly interacting particles. By developing ultra-precise measurement tools and new techniques, this project aims to perform a stringent and comprehensive new laboratory search for ultra-light dark matter particles, over likely mass ranges not yet searched. The knowledge gained will provide economic benefits through commercialisation and stimulation of new research and development, and to defence through applications in radar, communications and sensing.
ActivityPrecision low energy experiments to search for new physics
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $408,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 algorithms that automatically generate explanations for the results produced by complex computational models. In recent times, these models have become increasingly accurate, and hence pervasive. However, the reasoning of Deep Neural Networks and Bayesian Networks, and of complex Regression models and Decision Trees is often unclear, impairing effective decision making by practitioners who use the results of these models or investigate the decisions made by the systems. Practical benefits of clear decision making reasoning by complex computational models include reduced risk, increased productivity and revenue, appropriate adoption of technologies including improved education for practitioners, and improved outcomes for end users. Significant benefits will be demonstrated through the evaluations with practitioners in the areas of healthcare and energy.
ActivityExplaining the outcomes of complex computational models
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $538,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 dendritic cell recirculation. It will use virological tools to track dendritic cell migration, and identify key decision points. Expected outcomes include enhanced capacity in basic research and greater interdisciplinary collaboration between virology and immunology research groups. Significant benefits will include a new understanding of how G protein coupled receptor signalling and other tissue cues guide dendritic cell recirculation, and what consequences the recirculation has for immune cell function. This understanding will significantly advance our basic understanding of the immune system.
ActivityThe recirculation of myeloid dendritic cells
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Jun 201929 Jun 2022 2018-19
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $475,000
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
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 need for improved predictions of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) harmful algal blooms. Accurate predictions of blooms with computer models are important to support management strategies to prevent their occurrence. This project is expected to generate new knowledge of strain-level variation in cyanobacteria that leads to toxic blooms. This project will lead to new knowledge of the significance of strain-level variation in cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms, how strains influence toxin production and models for prediction of bloom and toxins. The project will generate significant benefits for water security for the purposes human consumption and recreation, and ecosystem health.
ActivityNext-generation models to predict cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $470,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 study the fundamental processes governing interaction of ultrafast light pulses with an important class of ferroelectric materials. In particular, it will investigate the physics of light-induced ferroelectric domain reversal in various types of ferroelectrics. Project outcomes will lead to the development of a novel, ultrafast laser domain patterning technique for application in nonlinear photonics, optical memories, and photovoltaics. This technique will be employed to create the first example of three-dimensional domain patterns for versatile wave interactions. This project expects to expand Australia's knowledge in ultrafast laser engineering of materials and contribute towards its rapid uptake by industries, with great potential for commercialisation.
ActivityFormation and manipulation of ferroelectric domains with ultrafast light
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $520,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 deepen our understanding of the underpinning scientific and engineering solutions required to adapt carbon free renewable fuels to high temperature industrial processes. The project will advance the knowledge base of innovative strategies, such as fuel blending and oxidant stream vitiation needed to replace fossil based fuels with alternatives such as hydrogen, or ammonia. Advance experimental and computational tools will be used to investigate the controlling parameters to facilitate adaptation including burning characteristics, modes of heat transfer and pollutant emissions. The project will generate deeper understanding of the proposed approaches, detailed and unique high fidelity data, and suitable predictive models.
ActivityAdaptation of carbon free fuels to high temperature industrial processes
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $500,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 capture conditions responsible for the generation of the coherent structures that are formed in wall-bounded turbulent flows, through the use of variational data assimilation and adjoint-based optimisation techniques. The project is expected to provide knowledge and intellectual property that is essential for the accurate modelling and prediction of the interaction between the ground-level activities like pollutant emissions and the atmosphere and the flow over vehicles through pipes, turbines and compressors. This project will provide benefits such as reducing the risk in environmental and commercial design and decision making and will facilitate new opportunities for the commercial development of devices to reduce drag and enhance mixing and heat transfer via the direct manipulation of coherent structures.
ActivityGenesis and evolution of coherent structures in wall-bounded turbulence
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $344,741
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 explore the post-war architectural, rural and industrial landscapes of Australia as shaped by the labour of displaced persons. Migrants after the Second World War were critical to the spatial making of modern Australia. Major federally-funded industries driving post-war nation-building programs depended on the employment of large numbers of war-displaced persons. While the immigrant contribution to nation-building in cultural terms is well-known, its everyday spatial, architectural and landscape transformations remain unexamined. This project aims to bring to the foreground post-war industry and immigration to comprehensively document a how Australia has uniquely shaped its built environment.
ActivityArchitecture and industry: the migrant contribution to nation-building
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $349,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 reveal how mammalian herbivores exploit leaf odour to detect plants while foraging. Insects track plant odour to find host plants, yet how mammalian herbivores use olfaction to forage and how this can be harnessed is unknown. This project will provide new perspectives on foraging ecology, and will pioneer novel ways to help protect plants using chemical camouflage, and to help protect animals from road collisions by attracting them to safety.
ActivityManipulating foraging by mammalian herbivores with plant odours
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Feb 201914 Feb 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $490,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
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 investigate how typically-developing siblings affect the development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD involves difficulties with language, executive functions and social understanding. For typically-developing children, growing up with siblings gives an advantage in these cognitive functions. Yet little is known about how having siblings- impacts on cognitive development of children with ASD. The project intends to longitudinally explore the mechanisms of sibling impact in families with and without a child with ASD. The outcomes will deepen understanding of child development, providing an evidence base for effective interventions to increase child competence and aiming ultimately to reduce the social costs of ASD.
ActivitySibling influence on development of children with autism spectrum disorder
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Fenner  $380,000
Address BRUCE 2617 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 81633873422
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 multimodal affective sensing techniques that can sense very subtle expressions in human moods and emotions. Much research in affective computing has investigated ways to improve the sensitivity of affect sensing approaches, resulting in more accurate estimates of affective states such as emotions or mood. What remains unsolved so far is the issue of specificity. This project will address this issue through novel analyses of very subtle cues in facial and vocal expressions of affect embedded in a multimodal deep learning framework. Current approaches can successfully assist in binary classification tasks. This project will tackle the much more difficult problem of developing advanced affective sensing technology to simultaneously handle homogeneous and heterogeneous affect classes as well as continuous range estimates of affect intensity.
ActivityImproving the specificity of affective computing via multimodal analysis
Delivery Area 2617 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $480,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 uncover the reengineering potential of the biosynthetic machinery that produces glycopeptide antibiotics by advancing our understanding of how the core peptide production line functions. Natural product biosynthesis often produces complex peptide structures, with one important example being the glycopeptide antibiotics. This project expects to generate new knowledge about enzymatic peptide biosynthesis using a highly interdisciplinary approach and previously developed tools. The anticipated outcomes of this project will be an enhanced understanding of how such complex peptide biosynthesis is performed, which is knowledge vital for future efforts to reengineer such biosynthetic peptide assembly lines as a series of modular LEGO blocks to produce new bioactive peptides.
ActivityBiosynthetic LEGO: enzymatic redesign to produce new vancomycin analogues
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $368,704
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
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 address the digital phenomenon with young children by investigating possibilities for adult-child interactions, guidance for educators and ways to measure quality in interactions. The project intends to influence how mobile technologies and applications are created and used in early childhood contexts. Expected outcomes include theory and evidence-based guidelines for adults about how to interact with children during digital play. The findings may have implications for educators and families supporting children's digital experiences as well as app designers creating digital opportunities. The project can therefore contribute to a global agenda focused on young children and technology.
ActivityQuality in adult-child interactions during digital experiences
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $418,268
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
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 produce a multifaceted history of the eastern Tibetan Plateau's rivers, focusing on the increasing human impacts during the Anthropocene. It will combine data from archival, cultural and oral sources in multiple languages with the results of scientific studies of river flow, water quality, and sediment, ice, and tree-rings analysis. The project will produce both historical narratives and graphic representations that model past land and water usage. The results of the project will underpin environmental policy for this hydrologically and ecologically crucial region, including the development of a paradigm of care based on the region's indigenous cultural resources.
ActivityTibet's rivers in the Anthropocene: history and present trajectories
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201825 Apr 201924 Apr 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $466,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
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 current and emerging geopolitical tensions within the Antarctic Treaty System. Geopolitical tension was a key factor in the formation of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty and continues to shape the evolution of the wider Antarctic Treaty System. This project will examine critical moments in the history of the Antarctic Treaty System, using a new database of diplomatic documents to identify key indicators of geopolitical tension. The project aims to draw lessons on successful management of these geopolitical tensions. In doing so, the project intends to address a key focus of the Australian Government's Antarctic 20 Year Strategy and Action Plan, maintaining Australia's influence in Antarctica.
ActivityGeopolitical change and the Antarctic Treaty System
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $414,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 describe a new class of naturally occurring multivalent molecules termed secreted cysteine-rich repeat proteins (SCREPs). Multivalency is a key feature of molecular interaction in biology, underlying the high specificity and potency found in many proteins. Focusing on bivalent peptides, the project will generate a database of bioactive SCREPs with similarity to known bioactive peptides, and develop new recombinant methods for their production. The project will use advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to characterise members of this new class, providing new insights into the design of bivalent and multivalent peptides and establishing a new source of molecules with applications in the rapidly growing biotechnology sector.
ActivityA new source of bivalent molecules from nature
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $410,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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
PurposeFerroelectric materials have extensive applications in electromechanical devices and memories and in service are often subjected to repeat mechanical and/or electrical loading, leading to cyclic fatigue and failure. This project aims to apply in'situ electron microscopy techniques and computational modelling to explore cyclic ferroelectric fatigue behaviour and to understand the relationships between local atomic scale structure and fatigue. The structural origin of ferroelectric fatigue has not been clear because of the limitations of previous measurement capabilities. This project will provide guidance in materials design to increase ferroelectric fatigue lifetime for more reliable ferroelectric-based electronic devices.
ActivityUnravelling the structural origin of cyclic fatigue in ferroelectrics
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $320,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
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 a systematic theory for the deep analytics of complex and important occurring and non-occurring behaviours. Behaviours that should occur but do not take place, called non-occurring behaviours (NOB), are widely evident but easily overlooked, such as missed important medical treatments. While often occurring behaviours are focused, such NOB may be associated with significant effects such as a threat to health. This project expects to fill the knowledge gaps in representing, analysing and evaluating NOB complexities and impact, with significant benefits for the evidence-based detection, prediction and risk management of covert NOB applications and their important effects.
ActivityDeep analytics of non-occurring but important behaviours
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $266,240
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
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 investigate the housing circumstances of international students in the private rental sector of Sydney and Melbourne. Using a mixed methods approach and a new measure of precarious housing, the project intends to generate new knowledge on students- housing circumstances, the extent of precariousness and the impacts on their wellbeing and academic experience. Expected outcomes include enhanced understanding of the housing experiences of international students across the three key post'secondary education sectors and their housing risks in a super diverse environment. This project should provide significant benefits as the high quality evidence produced should help policymakers reduce precarious housing among international students.
ActivityThe experience of precarious housing among international students
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $660,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 consumer-centred approaches to reducing the harmful effects of confusion in financial decisions by studying superannuation investment and home loan decisions where confused choices are individually and collectively costly. The project intends to develop comprehensive models to capture the full complexity of financial products and the diverse preferences and capability of consumers, then to use advanced statistical methods to estimate the benefits of clearer decision-making. The outcomes of this project includes new models of complex financial decisions, and a better understanding of where confusion arises and the effects it may have. Decreased confusion will raise financial well-being and help communities become more resilient to financial shocks.
ActivityUnderstanding and overcoming confusion in consumer financial decisions
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Feb 201931 Jan 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $680,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 study the process of branching morphogenesis which drives the development of the kidney. Previous studies group have demonstrated, in general terms, how branching progresses during gestation. However, little is known about the fundamental cellular events which trigger or characterise this basic developmental process. This project expects to provide deep insights into the cellular basis of tissue and organ development. In studying this process the project should provide critical insights into how cells act, individually and collectively, to build tissues.
ActivityThe cellular basis of branching morphogenesis during kidney development
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $314,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
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 infrastructure operational monitoring and management strategy to reduce the redundant maintenance actions and achieve a cost-effective approach for civil infrastructure asset management. The project will use multiple social networks as a platform for the project, with the potential for the results to be extended to any dynamic cyberspace. Project outcomes will include a set of new analysis theories and tools to facilitate government, companies, individuals, and organisations to enhance their information gathering and privacy-preserving capabilities. This is expected to enhance the credibility of the government and organisations and save the possible financial loss of companies and individuals.
ActivityEnhancing privacy preserving in dynamic cyberspace
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201831 Aug 201931 Aug 2022 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $340,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
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 investigate the impact of global subscription video-on-demand platforms on national television markets. The rise of subscription video streaming has created significant challenges for Australian and international broadcast, media and cultural policy frameworks, which are struggling to keep up with audience viewing practices. This project will provide a comparative analysis of how governments are responding and investigating the implications for debates about local content, local screen production, and media diversity. The project will provide an analysis of original production and programming strategies to identify new forms of trans-national media flow. The project will advance an understanding of media globalisation and provide media regulators options and opportunities for a convergent media policy environment.
ActivityInternet-distributed television: cultural, industrial and policy dynamics
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201805 Apr 201904 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $405,092
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 new evidence on the twin wealth and health costs and benefits of greater gender equality in work hours, and new data resources for policy modelling and testing. It also aims to provide insights into progress on gender parity which appears to have stalled despite concerted policy action. Expected benefits of this evidence include improving the health and economic security of women, and the identification of options for new policy actions to solve the problem of gender inequality in employment and earnings.
ActivityAddressing the hour-glass ceiling: new case for action on gender equality
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $440,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
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 new knowledge on how bacteria produce dormant, stress-resistant cells called spores, and how bacteria transport molecules across their cellular layers to execute biological functions. Spores can act as a source of new and recurring infections in many bacterial pathogens. This project expects to reveal molecular details on a new class of nanomachines required for spore development. The new knowledge generated may expand the arsenal of molecular targets required to develop strategies interfering with spore formation. This provides a platform from which industry could attract investment for exploring innovative strategies for controlling bacteria.
ActivityA new molecular machine required for bacterial development into spores
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $270,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 ocean surface temperatures can increase beyond the 35 degree centigrade threshold for the survival of humans and many other mammal species. Climate models predict that ocean surface temperatures will exceed 35 degree centigrade in parts of the middle east and throughout much of South East Asia in as little as 50 years. This project will use a series of laboratory experiments to test whether parts of the ocean surface can be warmed beyond this limit under natural conditions. Expected outcomes of this project are a new understanding of what sets the maximum surface temperature of the ocean, thereby allowing us to determine whether coastal regions of the humid tropics and sub-tropics will remain habitable for humans and other mammal species in the near future.
ActivityLimits to ocean surface temperature in future climates
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $241,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 and more inclusive philosophical conception of dignity. It expects to generate an alternative to the exclusionary view that dignity is inherent since not all human beings possess the relevant inherent traits. The project will develop a conception of dignity as something conferred, and expects to show that such dignity can and should be conferred on all human beings. The expected outcome is a new understanding of the importance of dignity in human rights law and in health care services. The intended benefits are better appreciation of the role of dignity in human rights, and guidance for health and aged care services on how they can promote the dignity of all of their clients.
ActivityConferring dignity in law and health care
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $295,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 investigate the largely invisible history of sport for Aboriginal people who were institutionalised during the 19th and 20th centuries. Sport is central to Indigenous communities, identities and cultures. This project aims to engage Australian Aboriginal communities in the history-making process by combining the passion for sport with culturally appropriate digital technologies. The project will expand our understanding of the complexity of Aboriginal existence during their institutionalisation under the State Protection Acts. Using innovative digital technologies, this project will generate a comprehensive body of scholarship and an archive of artefacts about Aboriginal sport, developing capacities in Aboriginal communities to reclaim their history and enhance their cultural identities through digital storytelling.
ActivityPride, resilience and identity: reimagining Aboriginal sport history
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201802 Jan 202001 Jan 2023 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $345,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 uncover how a ubiquitous agricultural endocrine disruptor affects development, survival and reproduction in frogs. Widespread pollution by endocrine disrupting chemicals poses a serious threat to wildlife, human health, and the environment. This project will integrate laboratory- and field-based experiments to provide insights into how aquatic contamination by endocrine disruptors can affect vulnerable early life stages and, in turn, adult performance and reproduction. The findings will add significantly to understanding the impact of chemical pollution on wildlife responses to human altered environments.
ActivityWildlife responses to endocrine disruptors
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $361,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 proposal aims to assess the impact of geographical and genetic isolation of the Australian Indigenous population on adaptive and innate immune systems. The project will use novel DNA sequencing approaches to generate the high resolution sequences of two genetic loci that regulate innate and adaptive immune responses, the major histocompatibility complex locus and the killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor locus. In an initial screen, distinct variants and combinations of these genes were identified. This project aims to interrogate how variation in these critical genes impacts on the function of cytotoxic lymphocytes, providing insights into the evolutionary drivers of immune recognition mechanisms.
ActivityInvestigating the evolution of innate and adaptive cellular immunity
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $304,550
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 bring European and Chinese art history into dialogue. It explores the early Italian Renaissance in the larger geopolitical context of Mongol Eurasia and the Yuan Empire, to address the questions of influence, contact, and exchange. In reframing the development of early European art as a fundamentally cross-cultural phenomenon, this project aims to offer a better understanding of the roots of our own global visual culture. The project will benefit and enrich the study of cross-cultural contact and exchange in art history as a larger field, leading to the re-examination of art in the Australasian region.
ActivityEurasian exchange and artistic transformation in art
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Dawson  $620,000
Address TOWNSVILLE 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 46253211955
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 re-evaluate principles for designing marine reserves to conserve reef fish and sustain fisheries under current and future scenarios of habitat quality and population connectivity. The project will integrate advanced genetic methods, novel field experiments and new quantitative approaches to optimise reserve network design to promote population recovery, persistence and yield for a range of fish species. It will recommend optimal reserve size, spacing and location for geographic regions subject to different levels of habitat degradation and fishing pressure. It will benefit Australia and our regional neighbours by providing the critical science necessary for the successful management of shared coral reef assets and resources.
ActivityConserving coral reef fish and sustaining fisheries in the anthropocene
Delivery Area 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $430,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 roles of plant malectin receptor kinases in pathogen recognition and response. The project will utilise molecular and cell biological tools to detect complex formation and changes in sugar import into cells. Expected outcomes of this project include a better understanding of how pathogens manipulate plant cells to their benefit, and greater knowledge of which host molecules participate in this process. This should provide significant benefits such as a new theoretical basis to engineer crop plants for resistance against devastating diseases.
ActivityControl of sucrose source/sink status by the plant immune system
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $350,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
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 reveal the 3D nanostructure of disordered matter with x-rays for the first time. Existing x-ray scattering techniques for disordered structures currently provide limited, one-dimensional information only. The expected outcomes of the project include an enhanced new capability for the Australian Synchrotron and international x-ray laser facilities, and new insights into the microscopic origins of the properties of liquids and biological membranes. This should benefit research areas that use x-ray scattering to probe the nanostructure of materials for diverse applications such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and drug design.
ActivityProbing nanoscale disorder in 3D with x-ray free-electron lasers
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jun 201931 May 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $160,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 increase knowledge of how judicious disclosure of information facilitates economic exchange and social interactions and to shed light on how mediation can be an effective mode of dispute resolution. The project seeks to uncover how analogical arguments can be persuasive and determine social outcomes as well as provide guidance for advocates and decision makers on the best way to persuade and counteract misleading persuasion practices. Besides producing significant new knowledge, the project promises to inform future innovative economic, social and cultural developments of benefit to the Australian and international community.
ActivityInformation and market design: mediation and analogical argumentation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $502,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
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 will develop advanced digital control techniques to address security, resilience and robustness in complex networks and deliver fundamental advances in the technology for secure and reliable networks. The project will advance the theory on consensus of networked multi-agent systems to facilitate the fast adoption of the internet of things and the continuous growth of cyber-physical systems These systems in many cases work with high efficiency, stability, and low communication overheads. However, there are cases where disturbance amplification and cascading failures can arise from relatively small unforeseen events. The theoretical work will be complemented by detailed nonlinear networked simulations, using intelligent vehicle systems as a case study.
ActivityRobustness, resilience and security of networked dynamic systems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $380,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 efficient, distributed resource allocation algorithms that can perform satisfactorily within time limits imposed by real-time systems. Real-time Internet of Things (IoT) devices will play a significant role in future transport technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and smart traffic management, and will place significant demands upon distributed computing systems to provide timely information updates. The computing challenge is to provide reliable, accurate and timely information to IoT devices. The outcomes of this project will directly be beneficial to a variety of IoT applications in transportation, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities. The valuable engineering insights and novel algorithms will support industry, government, and practitioners for future real-time IoT design and deployments.
ActivityReal-time internet of thing algorithms with performance guarantees
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $390,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 gain a better understanding of digital nomadism. Digital nomads use IT platforms to work remotely over the Internet while perpetually travelling. The project will develop new knowledge by better understanding of how IT transforms work and enable digital nomadism, the motivations and values of workers and their clients/organisations engaged in digital nomadism and the implications and consequences of digital nomadism for workers and clients/organisations. The project is expected to have a significant impact on policy and public discourse by providing an in-depth explanation and understanding of digital nomadism based on rigorous research.
ActivityDigital nomadism: How IT enables new forms of working and organising
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $376,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 decipher how the boundaries between the different organs are established in the developing embryo. The project aims to identify the components of the gene regulatory network that controls lateral plate mesoderm formation, develop a mathematical model that can explain how the domains are formed within this region, and validate novel interactions in vivo in zebrafish. The expected outcome of the project is to reveal how the progenitors of our body parts are instructed to be positioned at the right time and at the right place in the embryo. This project should provide significant benefit such as the expansion of Australia's knowledge base and research capability in cross-disciplinary science.
ActivityFormation of boundaries in the developing embryo
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $294,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 gain in-depth knowledge of how entrepreneurs create high impact ventures through the adoption of a practice-based approach. The project intends to uncover how routines are formed and developed to establish and sustain the creation of high-impact new ventures. The project expects to make significant contributions to core areas of management and entrepreneurship research, while providing beneficial insights on the impact of government support programs for facilitating high-impact entrepreneurship to ensure policy is effectively designed to foster the success of high-impact new ventures. An in-depth understanding of high-impact entrepreneurship will also help foster innovation-led growth in Australia's economic development.
ActivityHigh-impact entrepreneurship: routine formation, process and outcomes
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jun 201931 May 2022 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $465,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 more efficient algorithms to simulate quantum chemistry on quantum computers. Quantum computers have the potential to perform calculations that would be intractable for even the largest supercomputers, but need to be programmed in a radically different way to achieve this speed. One of the most important applications of quantum computers is to simulate quantum mechanics to predict the properties of molecules and materials, and thereby design them. Current quantum algorithms are very resource intensive, making them impractical for the foreseeable future. The expected outcome of this project is to provide much more efficient algorithms that can be run on quantum processors in the near future.
ActivityQuantum algorithms for quantum chemistry
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $538,287
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 resistance proteins function and to find new sources of these proteins. Plant diseases account for 15% loss of global crop production, representing a threat to food security. Fungicides, one key form of protection, represent environmental concerns. The other key form of protection corresponds to resistance gene breeding, which is limited by lengthy breeding processes, restricted choice of genes from sexually compatible species and short effective time spans in the field. Building on previous research, this project aims to characterise the molecular basis of the Toll/interleukin-1 receptor domain-mediated nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) cleavage and the structural architecture of plant NLR complexes. This knowledge will support the long-term objective of protecting crops from pathogens.
ActivityMolecular mechanisms of signalling by plant immune receptors
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201814 Mar 201913 Mar 2022 2018-19
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $380,000
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
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 real-time optimal control algorithms for distributed parameter systems involving both time and spatial variables and multiple time-delays, with a focus on mining and energy applications. Current optimal control algorithms for such systems are too slow for real-time use and often get trapped at local optima, which can be vastly inferior to the global solution. This project will result in a new optimal control framework, underpinned by recent advances in constraint propagation, switching surface optimisation, and input regularisation. It will result in cutting-edge mathematical tools to complement and exploit new technologies and optimise key processes in natural gas liquefaction and zinc and alumina production, increasing efficiency and reducing the ecological footprint. This project will lead to new cutting-edge control algorithms for replacing the inefficient manual operations endemic in Australia's natural gas and mineral processing plants.
ActivityReal-time global optimisation for distributed parameter control systems
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $426,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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
PurposeComputer vision applications rely heavily on deep learning, which is highly vulnerable to being fooled by adding subtle perturbations to object/image textures that are imperceptible to humans. This project aims to develop defense mechanisms to detect and remove adversarial patterns from the input images. The project expects to advance knowledge in understanding the vulnerabilities of deep learning, and to design deep learning architectures that are inherently robust. The outcomes of this project will increase the security and reliability of computer vision by detecting, reporting and nullifying such attacks and will benefit the general public and industry on many fronts.
ActivityDefense against adversarial attacks on deep learning in computer vision
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
Cowan  $375,000
Address JOONDALUP 6027 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 54361485361
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 investigate Australian adolescents- responses to online sexual content through a comparative communication-based study with teens in Greece, Ireland and Norway. The project seeks to generate knowledge through in-depth interviews with Australian high school students, aged 12-17, and their parents, comparing their perceptions with children and parents from other countries. The project will combine qualitative and quantitative data to explore why Australian teens might access sexual media more often than their peers overseas, and be more likely to feel bothered by it. Expected outcomes include strategies to support teens who feel affected by access to online sexual content, thus minimising negative impacts.
ActivityPerceptions of harm from adolescents accessing online sexual content
Delivery Area 6027 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Sep 201931 Aug 2022 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $453,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 tools for synthetic reasoning in the mathematical discipline of higher category theory. Since its introduction in Euclidean geometry, synthetic reasoning has repeatedly revolutionised mathematics. The project expects to bring these benefits to important new structures such as (infinity, 2)-categories and monoidal bicategories, as well as building the expanding circle of applications of these structures. The project's key outcome will be new scientific tools which will greatly benefit workers in areas of application as diverse as algebraic topology and geometry, quantum physics and computer science, while also helping to train Australia's next generation of scientific leaders.
ActivityWorking synthetically in higher categorical structures
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $404,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 increase understanding of how a language can be successfully reclaimed through a longitudinal study on the reclamation of the Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains. Reviving Indigenous languages is a key factor in helping restore Indigenous health and well-being, and Kaurna has been a model of language revival initiatives in Australia and internationally. But despite many impressive gains, its story is still one of vulnerability. The current Kaurna movement, with its extensive records, offers a window of opportunity to examine the successes and problems since its last critical appraisal. By examining the means of success and ways of overcoming obstacles and challenges for Kaurna, this project will propose recommendations for Indigenous languages as living, viable languages into the future.
ActivityTowards sustainable language revival: a Kaurna case study
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $300,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 advance our understanding of knots and 3-dimensional spaces, which arise naturally in fields as diverse as physics, computer graphics, chemistry and biology. Recent ideas from quantum field theory link physics to topology in dimensions 3 and 4, leading to powerful invariants of knots and 3-dimensional manifolds that include the Jones polynomial and the 3D-index. This project aims to resolve key questions relating these quantum invariants to classical topology and geometry. The project will have a major impact in low-dimensional topology, and lead to deep and unexpected connections between mathematics and mathematical physics.
ActivityClassical and quantum invariants of low-dimensional manifolds
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $380,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 tools to assist the study of partial differential equations, which are fundamental to our understanding of the physical world. Symmetries of the Laplace equation are fundamental in both finding and interpreting its solutions and can be traced to the conformal symmetries of the underlying space. Only for the most symmetric of spaces, Euclidean space and the sphere, is this correspondence well understood. Using powerful geometric tools from conformal geometry, the project will extend this to less symmetric spaces. The knowledge generated from this project will extend to more general geometric contexts providing a concrete setting for the study of the associated natural equations in curved spaces.
ActivitySymmetry and geometric partial differential equations
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $493,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 mechanisms by which arrays of high speed jets interact. The project will combine experiments at multiple specialist facilities with analytical approaches to unlock the physics behind both steady and transient behaviour in high'speed multijets. Understanding multijet interaction mechanisms is crucial in the development of more efficient power-generation turbines, and the operation of high'speed flight vehicles. Expected outcomes of the project include deep insight into the characteristics of multijet arrays, and the forging of strong links with multiple international research centres. As well as fundamental knowledge, the project will facilitate improved efficiency in gas turbine systems, using pulsed-detonation combustion.
ActivityThe art of controlling multijet resonance in jet noise and power generation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $347,500
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 explain how children's speech processing adapts to cultural and linguistic diversity and how such adaptation may seed sound change in language. Using acoustic and articulatory (ultrasound) methods, the project intends to explain how children rapidly and authentically acquire the intricately nuanced accents of their communities. The project aims to advance theories of language variation and change by providing new insights into the forces that shape the sounds of language. An understanding of how children's speech patterns develop and ultimately converge to local norms has implications for the social integration of second language learning children and refugee/asylum seekers, and for clinical and speech technology applications for children.
ActivityThe effect of sound change on children's speech in community diversity
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $475,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
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 validated, rapid and pragmatic solutions to managing plant and animal maladaptation caused by global environmental change. Using Australia's iconic blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus), this project will test strategies for identifying the major climatic predictors of, and key genomic regions that underlie, adaptation to climate change. By integrating climate variables and genome sequences with field trial-derived trait and performance data from decades of research and thousands of trees, we will develop validated DNA-based tools for monitoring the rate of adaptation in our native forests and identifying climate-ready seed sources for environmental and industrial plantings.
ActivityThe genomics of climate adaptation in eucalypts
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $172,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 produce a cultural history of Holocaust memory in Australia. Contemporary appeals to the memory of the Holocaust in the Australian setting are typically understood to illuminate the injustice of other instances of racial persecution. This project aims to uncover this memory's far more complex and politically potent history. Through detailed archival and cultural analysis of key moments in the development of Australian Holocaust memory, this project will probe the various political and social ends to which this memory has been applied. The project expects to generate a deep and nuanced understanding of the role Holocaust memory has played in shaping some of our most important, and enduring, national conversations.
ActivityThe memory of the Holocaust in Australia
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $462,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 causes and consequences of variation in rate of DNA sequence evolution across three kingdoms of life. Dates estimated from DNA sequences have a wide range of applications, including evolutionary biology, conservation prioritisation and epidemiology. These methods rely on accurate rate estimates, but current models lack information about the biological drivers of rates of genomic change. This project will test reliability of current methods, identify potentially misleading estimates of disease origin or conservation priorities, and develop new approaches with empirically-informed models of rate change.
ActivityEvolving rates: foundations for the next generation of molecular clocks
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $261,159
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 public secondary schools- engagements with parents in disadvantaged communities. Through policy analysis and case studies, the project seeks to advance knowledge about how school autonomy reforms are potentially reshaping meanings and practices associated with public schooling. Expected outcomes include enhanced knowledge about the shifting nature of schooling reform in Australia and insights into evolving relationships between governments and citizens in public service delivery. Intended benefits include insights to inform future policy design and implementation at school and system levels.
ActivitySchool autonomy and parent engagement in disadvantaged communities
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $320,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 highly porous, transparent and electrically conducting networks of oxide nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis applications. The majority of hydrogen is currently produced via natural gas reforming, a process that generates a significant carbon footprint due to the use of fossil fuels. This project will develop novel materials and fabrication methods to improve the efficiency of hydrogen production using clean and renewable solar energy. This project will contribute to development of technologies for the chemical storage of renewable energy, and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. This will have applications in the areas of optoelectronic devices, medical biosensors, and photocatalysis, offering downstream benefits for the society, the economy and the environment.
ActivityPorous transparent conducting oxides for efficient solar fuel production
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $338,774
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 a novel scheme that uses signals present in interferometers to directly control and stabilise the shapes of mirrors to atomic scale precision. The discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars was made possible by the development of large'scale, high-laser-power interferometers. The project builds on experience with current detectors and aims to develop techniques that will provide the next leap in sensitivity by improving control of the quantum state of light. The project will also test a new technique called white light resonance, which has the revolutionary capability of increasing sensitivity over a broad frequency range. The project will help maintain Australia's significant impact on the worldwide effort to harness gravitational waves.
ActivityAdvanced technologies for next generation gravitational wave detectors
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $376,000
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 a holistic framework for prioritisation of uncertainties in Integrated Water Resource Assessment and Management to assist water resource analysts and planners to improve sustainability of water resource management outcomes. The framework will help scientists, consultants, policy makers and water users better select which sources of uncertainty to address in their work, with what resources, and what methods. Expected outcomes are novel analytical methods to evaluate current practice in uncertainty prioritisation, communicate when and how to use established and novel uncertainty management techniques, and improve prioritisation of uncertainty using proof-of-concept model-based analyses. The project should improve decision making in policy and industry, and societal and environmental outcomes of water management.
ActivityAdvancing uncertainty prioritisation in water resource management
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $377,402
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 provide a comprehensive examination of the transnational networks of the ultra-orthodox Salafi Sunni Muslim clerics. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the areas of Islamic studies and religion in society by studying transnational religious actors. This project offers new insights on the workings of Salafi clerical networks, and how these clerics attempt to influence and operate in Muslim societies. Since Salafism is blamed for providing the ideological foundations for extremism, the project provides significant benefits to the scholarly community as well as for policy makers, intelligence professionals and the general public in Australia and worldwide.
ActivityTransnational networks of Salafi Clerics
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $350,000
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 examine higher education participation among African refugee youth in Australia. The project will analyse refugee youth's pathways to and experiences in higher education using data generated through interviews, focus group discussions, policy reviews and enrolment pattern mapping. Expected outcomes include empirical knowledge on African refugee youth's transition to and progression in higher education, an analytical framework for assessing educational disadvantage and policy responses, and an Equity Practice Guide for practitioners who work with African refugee youth in secondary schools and universities.
ActivityEnhancing higher education participation among African refugee youth
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201805 Jan 201904 Jan 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $408,000
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 overcome poor reaction kinetics and the lack of effective anode materials owing to the large size of sodium-ions in high performance sodium-ion batteries. The project will explore a series of functional nanomaterials with unique nanostructures and complex compositions, enabled by metal-organic framework assisted synthetic methods. High performance sodium ion batteries are demonstrating great potential to meet the future demand for large'scale and low-cost stationary energy storage. However, their practical implementation is still hindered by their poor reaction kinetics and the lack of effective anode materials owing to the large size of sodium-ions. The project outcomes will promote the commercialisation of sodium ion batteries and power Australia's sustainable economy in the long run.
ActivityNanostructures derived from metal-organic frameworks for sodium-ion batteries
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $0
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 uncover the origins of extremely bright supernovae called superluminous supernovae. How and why massive stars end their lives as superluminous supernovae is unknown. Based on their shapes and similarities to other peculiar supernovae, this project should clarify the mechanisms that lead massive stars to explode as superluminous supernovae. The project also aims to develop superluminous supernovae as a tool to investigate the distant universe. By observing superluminous supernovae in the distant universe, this project should address the properties of the first generation stars in the universe and advance our understanding of stellar evolution, supernovae, and the early universe.
ActivityUncovering the enigmatic origins of the brightest supernovae
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $473,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 up and establish the area of evolutionary diversity optimisation. The project will cover the design and application of evolutionary diversity optimisation methods to complex problems of significance and high national economic benefit and build up the theoretical foundations of these methods. The project is expected benefit decision makers by providing them a diverse set of high quality alternatives to choose from. This project will allow them to make highly informed decisions and lead to more reliable solutions for optimisation problems, in areas of high economic impact such as manufacturing and supply chain management.
ActivityEvolutionary diversity optimisation
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $355,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 and quantify key mechanisms governing chemical transport and transformation in a tidally dominated subterranean estuary. The project will be the first attempt worldwide to measure simultaneously the temporal and spatial variability of coupled physical and geochemical processes in the intertidal zone of a subterranean estuary. The project will generate much-needed understanding of the role of subterranean estuaries in controlling fluxes of land-derived chemicals to the ocean via submarine groundwater discharge. The outcomes will have important implications for assessing and minimising the impact of groundwater contamination on the coastal zone.-It will provide better understanding of the pathway of land-derived nutrients and contaminants entering coastal waters, leading to improvement of strategies for sustainable coastal resources management and development, and integration of upland and lowland catchments management.
ActivityPhysical and geochemical coupling in a subterranean estuary
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201803 Jun 201902 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
New England  $464,000
Address ARMIDALE 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 75792454315
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 theories in nonlinear partial differential equations to better understand propagation phenomena. Propagation occurs in various forms, such as the spreading of invasive species, infectious diseases or cancer cells, or the progression of the healing front of a wound. This project aims to understand propagation speed and profile, criteria for spreading and vanishing, and other qualitative properties of the equations. The project will develop new mathematical theories, and build bridges between the theories and applications.
ActivityPropagation via nonlinear partial differential equations
Delivery Area 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $569,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 increase knowledge of the way in which cells maintain their genomes, including the ends of their chromosomes, to enable their own survival. The ends of chromosomes (telomeres) are essential for survival and proliferation of the cells of most organisms. This project aims to determine the molecular details of a recently discovered link between telomere maintenance and the way cells maintain the integrity of their genome. This is likely to lead to increased understanding of the fundamental biological process of genome maintenance, representing a significant scientific advance. The project expects to have far-reaching implications for biotechnology applications that require the survival of cells.
ActivityLinks between DNA replication and chromosome end maintenance
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $470,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
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 relationship between dust deposition and marine productivity. This project will quantify dust deposition to the ocean and its chemical and ecological impact by using new geochemical techniques and novel approaches with autonomous ocean sensors. Expected outcomes of this project include improved estimates of dust deposition to the ocean and the development of globally-applicable methods for quantifying the link between dust and biology using profiling floats. This should provide significant benefits such as improved dust models used to predict future changes in nutrient deposition, with implications for predicting future ocean fish production and carbon uptake.
ActivityDust to the ocean: Does it really increase productivity-
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $400,000
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
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 carry out a systematic investigation into the phase behaviour and control of biomass fast pyrolysis into bio-oil and its derived fuels. The project addresses the major problem of fuel phase separation during processing and handling that cause significant operational challenges, for example pumping difficulties and line clogging, during storage, transport and applications of these fuels. The outcomes include the discovery of fundamental knowledge on the phase structure, stability and behaviour of the products of biomass fast pyrolysis bio-oil and its derived fuels and the development of essential engineering tools for predicting and controlling phase behaviour and stability of these fuels.
ActivityPhase stability of biomass fast pyrolysis bio-oil: behaviour and control
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $445,000
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
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
PurposeBiochemical production utilising fermentation processes evidences poor product repeatability. This project aims to control and optimise 1,3-propanediol production via microbial fermentation. 1,3-propanediol is an essential ingredient for many polymeric materials and is present in cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products. New theory and parallel algorithms will be developed for the control and optimisation of the microbial fermentation of 1,3-propanediol production, where the bacteria kinetic parameters are uncertain without full knowledge of the probability distribution. This theory will also be applicable to other fermentation processes. The project outcomes are expected to significantly improve the productivity of the biochemical engineering industry involving fermentation processes.
ActivityDistributionally robust dynamic optimisation for nonlinear switched system
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $402,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
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 better understand microRNAs, which are of central importance to how genes are regulated.-Despite recent data indicating microRNAs may also play more extensive and diverse roles as nuclear regulators of gene transcription, research has been restricted to their well known mechanism of action in the cytoplasm where they post transcriptionally silence genes. This project will investigate the potential for microRNAs to regulate transcription on a genome-wide scale and will thereby reveal the full extent of mechanisms by which these important genetic switches control gene expression networks the characteristics of cells. This is of fundamental significance to our understanding of gene regulation.
ActivityTranscriptional regulation by microRNAs
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $520,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 at a step-change in functional, porous microparticle manufacture. To achieve this, the project will use precision flow chemistry techniques that will integrate emulsion preparation, microparticle production and chemical functionalisation in one continuous process. The expected outcome of the project is a process for the manufacture of a suite of designer porous polymer microparticles. Expected benefits are disruptive advances in a number of key technological sectors, including biomedicine, pharmacy, energy and bioprocessing. Platform technology for cartilage tissue engineering has been chosen as an exemplar of the power of precision microparticles.
ActivityPrecision porous polymer microparticles via integrated flow processes
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $490,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 electrical properties of dendrites in human neurons. Dendrites are the primary site of synaptic input to neurons and their electrical properties play a key role in information processing in the brain. While we know much about the electrical properties of dendrites in other species, primarily rodents, little is known about the electrical properties of human dendrites. This project aims to address this gap in knowledge for the first time. The results obtained will shed light on the mechanisms the brain uses to process information, and therefore will bring us a step closer to truly understanding ourselves.
ActivityElectrical properties of human dendrites
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Fenner  $0
Address BRUCE 2617 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 81633873422
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 generate new knowledge about high-achieving Indigenous students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This longitudinal study will provide evidence on success factors that are most effective in improving academic achievement and experience of Indigenous students, and inform government and Aboriginal communities in developing evidence-based policy and practice. The project is expected to provide a unique opportunity to unveil how Indigenous students- network characteristics formed in family, school, and community interplay with their psychological constructs in shaping their academic success longitudinally. The project will also represent a significant advancement in the global research field of Indigenous education.
ActivitySocial capital and the academic success of indigenous students
Delivery Area 2617 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $498,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
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 unique approaches used by Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to enable community ownership of holistic health and social programs in complex community settings. Focusing on a close analysis of regional south eastern NSW, the project will produce a robust theorisation of a place-based model for Aboriginal community-led solutions to health and social issues. This project will include mechanisms for the transfer and sharing of learnings to other locations, and the early engagement of key stakeholder groups to ensure the benefits from the project are accessible and widely disseminated. The project will also provide training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people.
ActivityA place-based model for Aboriginal community-led solutions
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
New England  $370,000
Address ARMIDALE 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 75792454315
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 the role of diet in the spread and subsequent dominance of Mesozoic dinosaurs. Previous research has revealed much about dinosaur anatomy and diversity, but their diets remain broadly classified into two categories, herbivores and carnivores. This project will use 3D scans of dinosaur teeth to calculate anatomical indicators of diet, and interpret diet as a continuous variable which will permit unprecedented evolutionary analyses of dinosaur ecology. Anticipated outcomes include an innovative framework with which to reconstruct the ecological diversity of dinosaurs from Australia and around the world and understand the processes that led to their success for over 150 million years.
ActivityRevealing the diets of dinosaurs through the complexity and shape of teeth
Delivery Area 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $353,085
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 the first national consensus statement on the use of technology in mental health care in Australia. The project will examine how Australian health practitioners currently use digital therapy programs, and synthesise this data with international evidence and input from Australian government, health service, and digital health experts. This project expects to improve the implementation of digital therapy tools using an innovative, theory-driven approach. Expected outcomes of this project include increased and optimal implementation of digital therapy tools among mental health care providers and enhanced capacity within the Australian health system to meet the high demand for services in the community.
ActivityOptimising digital mental health care: how technology is used in practice
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Feb 201913 Mar 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $406,000
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 rationally design new perovskite quantum dots featuring prominent phase and thermal stability in humid air and remarkable optoelectronic properties. These will be crucial for the development of next-generation flexible, lightweight solar energy conversion devices. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the fundamental mechanism of functional materials for more efficient solar energy conversion. Expected outcomes include new advanced materials and commercially compelling technology for sustainable and decentralised energy utilisation. This project will position Australia at the frontier of clean energy, flexible optoelectronics and related research areas.
ActivityDesigning new perovskite quantum dots for efficient solar energy conversion
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201809 Jul 201908 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $391,546
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 develop new biostatistical methods for addressing complex analytic questions that arise in studies of the causes of health, social, educational and other outcomes in the course of human life. These questions concern the pathways that explain how intermediate factors contribute to a statistical relationship between a probable cause of a later outcome. Mathematical and statistical innovation is needed to address them. The expected outcomes include a suite of novel methods designed to evaluate the impact of intervening to modify causal pathways, while also accommodating common complexities of data such as incompleteness. This project should provide major benefits to studies in public health, social sciences and economics.
ActivityStatistical methods for modelling the pathways between cause and effect
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $387,574
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 investigate how community food networks address inequalities in food access by advancing understandings of food justice and governance. Identifying transformative pathways to sustainable and just food systems is a challenge for research and policy. This project expects to generate new knowledge on community food networks' visions for sustainable food production and consumption in Australia. Expected outcomes include improved dialogue between food system actors and lessons for governance. This project should provide significant benefits for those seeking to enhance implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
ActivityFair food futures, civil society and the sustainable development goals
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201820 May 201914 Apr 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $362,116
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 generate new knowledge of institutional reform in the late Roman republic and the relevance of reform as a concept in ancient Rome. By analysing how Romans spoke and wrote about reform and examining a variety of particular reform efforts, the project seeks evidence of a Roman reform discourse and reform processes capable of producing structural change. Expected outcomes include fresh understanding of republican governance and an alternative to the conventional view that the republic fell because of its inability to reform itself. This project should benefit the study of Roman history and foster dialogue with interdisciplinary scholarship which has questioned the reformability of ancient societies; it thus also informs the understanding of reform in contemporary societies.
ActivityReforming the Roman Republic
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $420,256
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 solve fundamental problems in representation theory by combining cutting-edge techniques and developing novel higher level structures. Representation theory is the mathematical study of symmetry, an essential concept in science. Since the 1990s, mathematicians have been observing shadows of a more general notion of symmetry but so far have failed to explain it. Expected outcomes include a structural explanation of these shadows, new mathematical software to understand them and solutions to important conjectures. This project will make a significant contribution to the field of representation theory, with ramifications in mathematical physics and computer science.
ActivityRepresentation theory: studies of symmetry shadows
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Apr 201931 Mar 2022 2018-19
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Cooper  $367,275
Address BUNDOORA 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 64804735113
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 significant decrease in alcohol consumption that has occurred among youth in high income countries over the last 15 years. The analysis will focus on Australia, Sweden and the UK through a novel cross-cultural and qualitative longitudinal design. This project expects to inform prevention and policy efforts to sustain or progress these trends, and illuminate the social processes and cultural meanings that are manifesting in a distinct historical era for alcohol research.
ActivitySocial change and youth drinking: a cross-cultural and temporal examination
Delivery Area 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Aug 201930 Aug 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $0
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 build a physical-organic chemistry framework of transferable molecular descriptors for a relatively new but a rapidly developing area of unimolecular electronics (UE) using advanced computational chemistry tools. Established structure-property relationships will drive the cutting-edge applications of UE in sensing and catalysis and significantly expand our understanding of charge transport involving free radicals and non-covalent assemblies. Expected outcomes of this project include new design guidelines and candidate molecular architectures for such practical applications as organocatalysis inside molecular junctions, molecular spintronics and molecular sensors for reactive oxygen species and nitroaromatic pollutants.
ActivityUnifying chemical concepts for advanced molecular electronics applications
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $314,574
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 the flow transition from laminar to turbulent in the wake of a circular cylinder subjected to steady current. The project expects to generate new knowledge on the complicated flow behaviours and physical mechanisms for flow transition to turbulence through advanced numerical modelling. Expected outcomes include a physical understanding of the flow evolution to turbulence, as well as an understanding of the laminar and turbulent flow characteristics and the suppression of turbulence in the context of flow control. The knowledge generated will be applicable to improved design and safe operations of the sub'sea transmission and communication cables used in the offshore oil and gas industry and the emerging offshore renewable energy industry.
ActivityTransition to turbulence in the wake of a circular cylinder
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $418,956
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 mitigate energy and environmental problems by fusing the fields of membrane separation, biocatalysis and electrochemistry. The novel single-enzyme biofuel cells can generate electrical power from processes like wastewater micropollutant degradation and flue gas carbon dioxide conversion. However, the bottleneck is the lifetime of enzymes and the lack of efficient reactor design. This project expects to overcome these challenges by developing metal-organic framework-based bioelectrode materials, and integrating them with separation membranes and single-enzyme fuel cells for energy generation. This project is expected to transform the current biocatalytic process for wastewater treatment and gas separation.
ActivitySingle-enzyme membrane biofuel cells for wastewater and flue gas treatment
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201804 Apr 201903 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $401,980
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 undertake a comprehensive and comparative investigation of governance and enforcement in the charitable sector in Australia. Public trust in the charitable sector has been damaged by governance failures, particularly in religious contexts, exacerbated by the sector's complex and incoherent governance system. As yet, there has been limited academic consideration or empirical analysis of the effectiveness of the governance and regulatory framework of the sector or concrete reform proposals. This project aims to undertake comparative analysis and empirical research of these aspects, and to develop proposals for effective law and policy reform. This is expected to strengthen and maximise the sector's capacity to contribute to the social and economic life in Australia.
ActivityRestoring public trust in charities: reforming governance and enforcement
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $0
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 generate new understandings of how science and biomedicine are co-producing and shaping healthcare. This will be achieved by combining hospital and laboratory ethnography to examine how genomic data is produced, circulated and applied in clinical settings. The project aims to build a theoretical framework and conceptual understanding of genomic medicine that may be used by practitioners and may inform policy. This project should provide significant benefits such as minimising costs by helping identify and streamline decision-making processes, and by showing how public engagement practices shape patients' and practitioners' approaches to genomics.
ActivityHow genomics is shaping healthcare: an ethnographic study
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201802 Sep 201902 Sep 2019 2018-19
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $422,492
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 address the emerging global health threat posed by zoonotic bat-borne viruses, by determining why bats shed multiple viruses in synchronised pulses. The project expects to identify universal drivers of multi-viral shedding pulses, using Hendra virus as a model system for other bat viruses in Australia and globally. Expected outcomes include insights into the interactions between environmental change, bat ecology, viral dynamics and spillover, prediction of when and where bat viral shedding will most likely occur, and development of new ecological interventions to prevent bat virus spillover in Australia and globally. This will provide significant benefits by pre-empting spillover and global pandemics before they occur.
ActivityBeyond Hendra: the significance of viral communities in bat virus spillover
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $422,574
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 characterise and manipulate a novel oxygen sensing system, the cysteamine dioxygenases, to help understand how mammalian cells respond to low oxygen concentrations, a condition known as hypoxia. A number of the world's most destructive diseases can impair oxygen delivery, altering biochemical landscapes. By understanding how cells respond to fluctuations in oxygen, the project expects to develop effective methods to treat these detrimental conditions. Characterisation of the cysteamine dioxygenases could establish a novel mechanism by which cells monitor changes in oxygen, assisting in understanding hypoxia and disease. The project will also enable new cysteine initiating substrates to be identified, allowing the full impact of this regulatory process to be appreciated in mammals.
ActivityCysteamine dioxygenases: novel oxygen sensors implicated in hypoxia-
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 May 201930 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $404,000
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 investigate how reform of the United Nations (UN) peace and security architecture is shaping the organisation's human protection practices in local conflicts. The project will develop a new interdisciplinary framework for studying the international-local interactions that influence global norm making and implementation, using methods drawn from international relations and international law. Expected outcomes include enhanced understanding of the factors driving major institutional reform in the UN and the impact of reform on UN prevention and protection. It will benefit those in Australia and internationally seeking to support the UN reform agenda to enhance international stability and human protection.
ActivityUnited Nations peace and security reform for human protection
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $370,000
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 origins and labour market consequences of gender differences in willingness to perform low-promotability tasks. The design of practices and institutions that can close gender gaps in the labour market and promote the advancement of the highest quality workforce in organisations requires information about the factors that affect career advancement. This project will study the allocation of tasks that do not enhance prospects for promotion. The project will provide new insights regarding how organisations and the government can design programs to reduce the under-representation of women in leadership positions and in traditionally male-dominated fields.
ActivityWomen, task allocations, and advancement in the labour market
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $344,682
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 the impact of the four basic forces of evolution, mutation, selection, neutral drift, and gene flow, on the genome. Genome'scale data have a signature of these forces and extracting it would greatly improve the quality of evolutionary models fit to the data, but the framework to identify the evolutionary forces has not been developed. This project will develop tests for assessing the impact of the primary evolutionary forces on the genome, and test these methods using simulations. The new framework of genomic analysis will be disseminated through an intuitive software package, and will be used to estimate with unprecedented confidence the history of diversification and genome evolution of marsupials.
ActivityThe drivers of genome evolution and diversification in marsupials
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $384,000
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 improve the fundamental understanding of interfacial interactions in multicomponent materials, which is a critical precursor to successfully designing and experimentally validating novel layered sulphide systems for potassium-ion batteries. A new layered structure construction technique will be employed to enhance the intrinsic electronic and ionic conductivities in the anode by controllable interphase and interface engineering. The expected outcomes of this project are to generate potassiumion batteries with high energy density, high safety, and long cycle life for next generation energy storage. This project should give Australia a competitive edge in the globally emerging sustainable manufacturing and energy'storage technologies.
ActivityInterphases and interfaces of nanomaterials in potassium-ion batteries
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $390,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 explore the design, synthesis, characterisation and applications of novel materials in which metals are bridged by a single carbon atom. Materials based on metals (M) separated by a single oxygen atom (O) underpin all manner of technologies from the pigments of antiquity to modern electronics. Electronic/magnetic communication across MOM bridges is thus extremely well understood. Materials with two metals bridged by one carbon atom (MCM) are in contrast, rare and poorly understood. Developing synthetic routes to such materials will make it possible to map the diversity of chemical and electronic features against theoretical models in search of new materials with unique reactivities and properties for commercial exploitation.
ActivityBimetallic carbidos: hard-wiring a single atom of carbon
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $300,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
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 explore the effect of shape and size of pi-conjugated molecules on interfacial electron transfer reactions, which are fundamentally important in all applications of photo-electrochemical conversion and storage of energy. By making two series of pi-conjugated molecules and determining electron transfer rates using a combination of transient spectroscopies and computational chemistry, the project expects to generate new design principles for molecules with the potential to significantly improve the efficiencies of solar energy conversion and photo-catalytic processes. The new materials and findings will be exploited in a novel redox-mediated water splitting device as a practical outcome with potential end user benefits.
ActivityFaster interfacial electron transfer: the effect of molecule shape and size
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $195,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 Australian welfare policy from the end of the Chifley government in 1949 to the end of the Howard government in 2007. The project intends to generate new understandings about the challenges facing the income support system, the key dynamics of policy reforms such as Medicare and Superannuation, and the -exceptionalism- of the Australian model. Expected outcomes include a new database based on time'series data concerning the core income support systems from 1950 to 2020. Intended benefits include a better understanding of the sort of welfare reform needed to pay for major social risks of unemployment, poverty, aged care, disability and the needs of children.
ActivityAustralian welfare policy, 1950 to 2007: continuity and disruption
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $414,000
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
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 investigate school-based teaching policies and practices using innovative design-based research, to collaboratively develop quality teaching that meets complex, contextual student needs in high poverty communities. Teachers' work in primary schools in high poverty areas is increasingly driven by standards and testing demands. High levels of teacher anxiety and fatigue are apparent in such schools. This project will study teaching work in six educationally disadvantaged contexts and identify the different pedagogic approaches that produce sustained increases in student learning. The project intends to develop a collaborative knowledge model that will enhance teacher professionalism and student learning attainment, with highly valuable benefits for the Australian community and economy.
ActivityQuality teaching work and reducing educational inequalities
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $400,000
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
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 synthesise the first examples of advanced biological imaging agents that can reversibly respond to the oxidative status of living cells. Novel mitochondrially-targeted, fluorescent probes will be derived from several well-established families of biological dyes through the introduction of a stable free radical within the parent structure. The design of the new imaging agents aims to both enhance retention in, and restrict the fluorescence response to, the mitochondria so that changes in oxidation and reduction can be monitored. The probes will provide an innovative new means to assess reactive species and associated oxidative stress, thus delivering a new methodology to aid research into mitochondrial chemical biology.
ActivityRadical redox indicators
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jun 201931 May 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $410,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 methods of controlling multi'species particles in fluid suspensions, such as microorganisms in wounds. Physical methods of control offer additional opportunities for wound healing in the era of increased microbial resistance to antibiotics. The project will develop methods of controlling the local concentration of microorganisms, such as bacteria and cells, using wave-driven turbulent transport and active synthetic agents. The proposed methods will also benefit applications in microfluidics, liquid metamaterials, micro-assembly and technologies for cleaning liquid surfaces. The project will advance our fundamental knowledge of particle interaction with matter waves.
ActivityTransport control in multi-species fluid suspensions
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Sep 201914 Sep 2022 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $270,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
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 new knowledge about how to use surface engineering techniques to produce highly efficient, energy'saving fibrous filters for separating oil mists from air streams. The focus is to address the challenge of the low efficiency of current generation coalescing filters for removal of oil mists smaller than one micrometre. The project will result in new methods to precisely control fibre surface wettability and oil drainage within fibrous filters. The new knowledge and coalescing filters developed will benefit scientific and industrial fields including metal processing, automotive, engineering and manufacturing, electronics, food, hospital, mining, pharmaceuticals and energy generation.
ActivitySuperwettability effects on oil-mist coalescing fibrous filters
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201806 Mar 201905 Mar 2022 2018-19
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $378,000
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
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 investigate the regulatory and policy implications of understanding global digital platforms as media companies. Responding to ongoing public concern about these companies- self-management of online communication and social media, this project will evaluate regulatory approaches to mediating abusive, offensive, defamatory and potentially illegal digital content. The project will develop detailed recommendation for reform based on case studies in Australia, the European Union, the United States of America and New Zealand, enabling media policy makers to more effectively regulate digital media platforms to better align with contemporary public interest rationales.
ActivityPlatform governance: rethinking internet regulation as media policy
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201808 Apr 201907 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $400,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 study the fabrication and application of nano-porous antimony based semiconductors prepared by high-energy ion irradiation. Using a unique combination of synchrotron and laboratory- based analytical techniques as well as computer simulations, the project expects to identify the physical mechanisms for porous structure formation and exploit the materials for application in thermoelectric and thermo-photovoltaic devices. Expected outcomes of the project include fabrication processes compatible with current device fabrication methodologies that should enable rapid integration of the materials into advanced device applications. Significant benefits should result from novel applications of the technologies such as energy harvesting and sensor devices.
ActivitySwift heavy ion induced nano-porous antimony-based semiconductors
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $410,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
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
PurposeMagnetic skyrmions are a novel class of materials with unique spin arrangement, making them suitable for the next generation of information processing and storage with ultrahigh density and extremely low energy consumption. This project aims to establish Australia as a world authority in the field of magnetic skyrmions and their applications, by developing ground-breaking materials and advanced technologies. The expected outcomes of this project include the creation of new functional materials, leading to a better understanding of the skyrmions and producing a foundation for the future development of novel information storage devices.
ActivityMagnetic skyrmion materials for next generation spintronic-based devices
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $420,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 chemical approaches to develop molecular transistors, which are critical components for a future molecular electronics technology. The use of molecules as ultra-miniaturised electronic components is gathering attention from industry and academia, as a solution to the approaching limits of top-down scaling. However, current molecular designs based on gating through chemical reaction or redox state changes are slow and inefficient. The project will develop molecular transistors with exceptionally high gain and fast response based on gating the energy of quantum interference features in molecules with cross-conjugated or ring-like shapes. This will provide significant benefits including new strategies for nanofabrication of molecular devices.
ActivityMolecular transistors: from strings and rings to other things
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $480,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 formally verify automatic memory managers in the presence of concurrency and the weakly ordered memory of modern processors. A new framework for verifying memory managers, reusable for a wide range of managed programming languages, target hardware, policies, and algorithms will be developed. Expected technical outcomes include improved techniques to ensure trustworthiness of the foundations on which critical software infrastructures are built. This will significantly enhance the security of public and private cyber assets, and deliver applications that are more robust and trustworthy, across a range of critical infrastructure such as transportation, communication, energy and defence.
ActivityVerified concurrent memory management on modern processors
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $445,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 local tissue renin-angiotensin systems operate. A blood-borne renin-angiotensin system (RAS) produces a peptide (AngII) to control blood pressure, and fluid/salt balance. Many tissues, such as the brain and heart, also possess an independent, tissue RAS, but how these function is not well understood. The project will use a model whereby infiltrating macrophages (following damage to the heart) drive the activation of this system to trigger the local generation of AngII. This project addresses the question of where exactly in the heart the RAS components are turned on, how they interact to generate AngII and whether the activation of the local RAS is beneficial or not to cardiac function. The findings should provide critical insights into an important hormonal system.
ActivityHow tissues generate the peptide hormone angiotensin II
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2018-19
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $408,000
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
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 investigate how instructional design can enhance learning and wellbeing for older adults who are studying a musical instrument for the first time. Music is a highly valued cultural activity in this age group, yet teaching strategies are seldom modified from that for young learners. This project expects to generate fundamental knowledge of improvisation as a learning stimulus, and of the possible barriers of musical notation and the physical demands of an instrument. Intended outcomes include uptake of results by music professionals, aged-care and older-adult education service providers, leading to significant benefits in the social, cultural, and physical health and wellbeing for this growing population.
ActivityMaintaining active minds and bodies through adult music education
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201803 Jun 201902 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $469,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 mechanisms that explain the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe.-Particle physics seeks to understand the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions. This project will use the new Belle II detector at the SuperKEKB collider in Japan to address the origin of matter-antimatter asymmetry, and why fundamental matter particles have enormous mass differences across the three generations. The project aims to develop new data mining techniques to fully exploit the data from the Belle II experiment, placing Australian researchers in a position to make a major discovery of new physics phenomena in order to complete the theory of the universe at the smallest scale.
ActivitySearching for new phenomena in semileptonic B decays with Belle II
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Dec 201918 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $596,040
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 improve our understanding of how the heart develops after birth and the molecules that control this process. Recent advances in tissue engineering have opened up opportunities for the generation of synthetic tissues but these studies have also highlighted a fundamental knowledge gap in our understanding of how complex tissues mature to prepare for life as an adult. Much is known about the molecules that control early embryonic development but little is known about the molecules that control maturation after birth. This project aims to build new knowledge that is expected to improve our ability to generate mature heart muscle cells for stem cell applications, tissue repair and regeneration.
ActivityMolecular control of postnatal heart development.
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $309,942
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 address how complex hunter-gatherers sustained large villages along the South China Coast for 2 millennia. About 7000 years ago, the people and landscape of this region began a long journey of transformation when affluent village systems appeared. Combining archaeology with archaeo-botany, palaeo-landscape reconstruction, and bio-archaeology, this project seeks to learn how these early coastal societies contributed to regional social-economic developments, in a time long prior to written chronicles. The project expects to support new comprehension of these unique coastal communities and their relationship with others in the broader Asia-Pacific region.
ActivityProsperity along the sea in the Asia Pacific at 5000-3000 BC
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $487,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 thermosensing mechanisms in plants result in transgenerational change, and potentially adaptation to climate. Exploiting the recent discovery of the thermosensor phytochrome B, this project will decipher the molecular cascade which, either through long-distance communication or through persistence of an epigenetic state in the cell lineage, could lead to a trans generational memory in plants helping with climate adaptation. This project will unravel novel molecular mechanisms, which have the potential to pave the way for designing new climate-proofing solutions to cope with temperature uncertainty.
ActivityThe transgenerational effect of thermosensing in plants
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $437,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 improve our understanding of cell types, lineage relationships, cell-cell interactions and morphogenetic processes in human kidney development. Investigators have developed a method to produce multicellular kidney organoids from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). This project will use gene-edited reporter hPSC lines and high-res imaging to study the lineage relationships and morphogenetic mechanisms of these human kidney organoids. This project aims to validate the origin of nephrons in kidney organoids, study the origin of the renal stroma versus the nephron progenitor, and monitor nephron patterning and segmentation at a clonal level. This will improve our knowledge of human kidney development in a human model.
ActivityStudying early human kidney development using stem cells
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $585,000
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
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 reconnect people with nature through new technology. Events in nature occur at times, places and scales that are hard to witness, leading to human disconnection from nature. This project proposes to address this issue by researching and designing new low-cost devices that combine environmental sensors with new interfaces to reveal local nature in parks and gardens in calm, engaging ways within and between homes in medium and high density environments. Outcomes will include new connected devices, playful interfaces and social sharing mechanisms, an evaluation with local groups, and a new theory of technology supported human-nature interaction. Benefits will include better community connection to nature, engagement in local citizen science, environmental initiatives and novel monitoring services and products.
ActivityAmbient nature network: new technologies to connect people to nature
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $380,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 reveal the process of gaseous accretion in interacting galaxies by elucidating the origin and evolution of the Magellanic Stream. The Magellanic Stream is an enormous tail of hydrogen gas extending from the Magellanic Clouds almost fully around the Milky Way. Through unravelling the Magellanic Stream and revealing how it will impact the Milky Way, this project will help understand how galaxies receive new gas to continue their star formation and very existence. The project will use the newly constructed Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder to shed light on the question of how galaxies evolve, one of the highest priority questions in Australian Astrophysics as defined by the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan.
ActivityDisentangling the origin and evolution of the tangled magellanic stream
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $459,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
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 measure the vulnerability of forest trees to more extreme drought as global temperatures inevitably rise. Australian forests face the immediate threat of increased mortality associated with intensifying drought stress in the future. Understanding the magnitude of this threat is of the utmost urgency. This project aims to predict future mortality of forest communities in Australia and worldwide using recent breakthroughs enabling the rapid quantification of lethal stress in trees. This new understanding will provide a basis upon which to make far-reaching decisions about land management, conservation and restoration.
ActivityThe future of forests under climatic stress
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $211,100
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 notion of the couple in the era of marriage equality. It is generally thought that couple longevity is an incontestable good socially, psychologically, and economically. The advent of same'sex marriage in Australia provides the occasion to reconsider why it is that general cultural benefits are thought to devolve from coupled intimacy alone. Rather than dismiss the value of marriage, either straight or gay, this project looks at an archive of contemporary representations in which the couple form presents as a public good, not a private good. This anthropological study tests the supposed connection between intimate companionship and collective thriving.
ActivityThe couple: commitment and durability in the era of marriage equality
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $291,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 new knowledge about the relationships between energy, entropy and information in the quantum realm of nanoscale machines and few-atoms systems.-The Second Quantum Revolution is currently underway, and represents the merging of thermodynamic concepts of heat and work, with quantum concepts of information processing and entanglement. The project intends to shed light on how classical ideas on the nature of heat and work translate to quantum devices. The knowledge arising from the project is expected to underpin experimental breakthroughs in the field and aid the development of new quantum technologies. The benefits lie in informing the design of new energy-efficient quantum materials, making future quantum technologies thermodynamically viable, and strengthening Australia's capacity to develop a modern, knowledge-based economy.
ActivityQuantum thermodynamics of ultra-cold atoms
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $390,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
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 situation recognition framework to recognise and anticipate unforeseen emerging situations, such as schedule changes, incidents, and disruptions in an urban environment. The project will address a significant knowledge gap by capturing and modelling unpredictability in human mobility and work routines. The outcome will be a situation recognition framework that can be applied at the individual, social group, and urban level, and at multiple locations and time scales. This should provide users with timely notifications and recommendations to resume their activities and routines. The expected benefits will be far-ranging and adaptable to many domains, from personal smart assistants to trip planning and emergency services.
ActivityMulti-resolution situation recognition for urban-aware smart assistant
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201822 Mar 201921 Mar 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $420,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 elucidate fundamental principles of alternative splicing, a basic mechanism that plays a vital role in several biological processes across all organisms. Plants are highly effective in adapting to varied environmental, seasonal and climatic conditions and this project aims to uncover how alternative splicing contributes to regulation of gene expression in response to developmental and environmental cues. Uncovering the underlying mechanisms of alternative splicing will not only advance fundamental knowledge, but also has the potential to provide tools and technologies through which sensitivities of plants to environmental stress can be potentially manipulated to benefit agriculture.
ActivityEvolution and specificity of alternative splicing in plants
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $360,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 produce an original account of property law that will connect it to place and human relationships. Property is at the centre of contemporary social life and law, yet it is often separated in legal scholarship from the human and natural worlds it structures. Using innovative analytical techniques and a grounded consideration of the functions and effects of property, the objective of the project is to produce an understanding of property as habitat that is both sensitive to place and adapted to social conditions. Expected benefits include a responsive understanding of property that is better able to address the challenges of Australian society into the future.
ActivityProperty as habitat: reintegrating place, people, and law
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $395,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 a solution of natural oil resin extract in carbon dioxide to break problematic water-in-crude oil emulsions with no secondary environmental consequences. Extracted crude oil contains water, which can result in problematic water-in-crude oil emulsions. These can be difficult to break into separate water and oil phases with potentially severe economic and environmental consequences. In Australia, such oilfield emulsion problems are frequently encountered in both the Bass Strait and across the Carnarvon Basin. The treatment option proposed will target both asphaltene and silt stabilised water-in-oil emulsions and will be readily deployable.
ActivityBreaking bad oilfield emulsions
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $384,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 developing central cell epitranscriptomes are linked to seed growth, how the cell regulates the unique epigenetic states, and the role of the system in driving phenotypic diversity. Maternal and paternal effects determine growth and development of multicellular angiosperm plants. Previous work has discovered unique ribonucleic acid (RNA) epitranscriptome states dependent on the parent-of-origin in developing central cell that gives rise to the endosperm tissue of the seed that impacts on growth of the seed. This project expects to provide economic benefits by increasing yield of agricultural crops during increasingly challenging conditions.
ActivityUnique parental epitranscriptome states regulate seed development
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $0
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 the elements forged in stars flow through space and find their way into new stars and planets. The history of these elements, and how they came to be in planets like ours, is one of the most basic questions remaining in astrophysics. The expected outcome is to provide a model for the history of the elements that can provide a theoretical basis and a vital set of statistical tools to interpret the flood of data that will arrive from Australian and international telescopes over the next five years. The results will significantly benefit astronomical fields from cosmology to chemical evolution, and the machine learning methods developed will have applications well beyond astronomy. The end result will be a new and deeper insight into our cosmic origins.
ActivityThe cosmic distribution of metals
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201904 Feb 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $474,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 cargo is trafficked to the right destination inside cells. The project will investigate the trafficking routes and the critical machinery required. This project is expected to generate fundamental new knowledge in the areas of cell biology and immunology. Expected outcomes of this Project include scholarly publications and highly-trained personnel in cell biology and immunology. This project will provide significant benefits such as advances to fundamental knowledge, training for higher research degree students, opportunities for the biotechnology sector and strengthened international (research collaborations.
ActivityTrafficking inside the cell for effective immunity
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $435,449
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 resolve simultaneously the timing and space localisation of photoelectron emission from atoms and molecules as a means for targeted breaking of molecular bonds. Existing techniques determine the timing and spatial characteristics of photoemission independently. The simultaneous time'space resolution will allow for the precise manipulation of photoelectrons by a sequence of phase'stabilised laser pulses, a technique known as coherent control. The benefit of this project will be the coherently controlled breaking of molecular bonds in oxide, carbonyl and hydrocarbon molecules. The outcome will be a significant step forward in driving complex photochemical reactions in industry.
ActivityTime-space resolved photoelectron emission to control molecular processes
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $380,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
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 synthesise new carbohydrate-based surfactants optimised for use as cryoprotectants, and to accurately measure, model and optimise their performance. The project will use state-of-the-art experimental methods and advanced phase-field modelling techniques to optimise the cryoprotectants so that they reduce osmotic stress in cells and inhibit ice crystal growth during freezing and thawing. The expected outcomes will be novel cryoprotectants that are easy to synthesise, non-toxic and effective, opening up new possibilities for the cryopreservation of cells, organs and possibly even whole organisms.-This will have broad impact in critical applications such as long-term blood storage, reproductive technology and stem cell therapy, as well as preservation of endangered species.
ActivityRational design of new synthetic antifreeze molecules for cryopreservation
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 May 201930 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $356,196
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 generate data identifying the nature, circumstances and impacts of sexual and intimate partner violence against female international students in Australia. A range of cultural, social and structural issues may increase the vulnerability of female international students to gendered violence, leading to serious impacts on health and well-being. Yet, little is known about their experiences or how best to support them. This project intends to increase the safety of female international students by identifying their risk and protective factors, exploring their experiences and support requirements, and developing best-practice responses. Outcomes of this project include a new conceptual model and guidelines for service providers.
ActivityInternational students' sexual and intimate partner violence experiences
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $165,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 advance our understanding of liberal culture, a concept central to the humanities and to modern social and political discourse. It will address the problem of liberalism's perceived rationalism by investigating the role of emotion as a core characteristic of liberal culture during its formation and subsequent development over the course of the long nineteenth century. The project will focus on periodicals as a vital medium for the cultivation and dissemination of progressive liberal ideas and values, as well as for the expression and discussion of the emotions. The project will benefit scholars in political, literary, and cultural studies and contribute to current debates in Australia about liberal culture and its sustainability.
ActivityThe emotional register of liberal culture in the long nineteenth century
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $510,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 harness the ability to control the fundamental interactions which limit the precision of a diamond quantum sensor, enabling more sensitive magnetometry. Quantum sensors are unveiling new insights into nano'scale phenomena. Single atom defects in diamonds have been at the forefront of this revolution in nano'scale sensor technology. A unique capability, spinning diamond quantum sensors at up to 500,000 rpm, fast enough that quantum properties of the defects are preserved during a cycle has been established. This project will address the long'standing problem of nano'scale solid-materials characterisation using rotationally-enhanced quantum magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
ActivityControlling spin coherence with rotation
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $386,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 genetic mechanisms that generate limb diversity, using wing reduction in the emu as a model. A hot topic in biology at present is evolutionary developmental biology, or how genes control morphological diversity. This project will explore the functions of two novel genes implicated in wing reduction. The project expects to expand knowledge in the area of developmental biology, and limb morphogenesis specifically. It will bear upon the phylogeny of flightlessness among birds. It also has potential implications for studying human limb deformities. Overall, the project will enhance our understanding of how genes control the great diversity that we see in nature.
ActivityGenetic regulation of wing reduction in the emu
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $336,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 socio-cultural benefits and risks in the two significant environmental markets of carbon and water across three sites in Australia and Timor-Leste. Research into market-based policies to manage significant environmental issues is yet to fully consider socio-cultural dimensions. This project intends to document local community producers, distant investor and consumer perspectives, and incorporate these perspectives into methods for improving the operation and impact of these expanding markets. By undertaking the first systematic comparison across resources and sites, the project expects to fill a key gap in environmental scholarship and contribute to international strategies to improve social and environmental outcomes in market-based environmental policy.
ActivitySocial implications of market-based policy instruments for carbon and water
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $448,955
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 synthesise and investigate metal-based molecules that can be reversibly switched between forms with different physical properties, such as colour or electrical conductivity, upon exposure to heat, light or electrical potential. The project expects to develop compounds that offer physical properties relevant for deployment in advanced materials or nanodevices. Expected outcomes of this project include elucidation of chemical routes to tuning the switchability and candidate compounds for future applications. As well as achieving important advances in fundamental chemistry, this project should provide significant benefits, such as novel materials for molecular electronics/spintronics, photoresponsive devices or sensors.
ActivityHarnessing redox-active ligands in functional metal complexes
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $456,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 investigate the complex regulation of labour disputes in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Effective rules and institutions for the resolution of collective labour disputes are integral features of a sound industrial relations system. Yet in many developing countries, formal channels for the resolution of such disputes are largely ineffective. This heightens the risk of industrial disruption and encourages reliance on informal modes of regulation. The project will provide an empirical analysis of existing models of labour regulation, and inform policy development and the activities of agencies involved in labour dispute resolution in the region. It will better equip researchers, legal practitioners, policy makers and NGOs engaging transnationally in the Asia Pacific region.
ActivityThe regulation of labour disputes in Southeast Asia
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $483,401
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
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 create a new exotic form of quantum matter in which a many-body system of ultracold atoms bouncing on a vibrating mirror spontaneously self-organises its motion with a period tens of times longer than the driving period of the mirror. Such -time crystals- are predicted to be robust against external perturbations and to persist for very long times. The project expects to generate new knowledge on exotic non-equilibrium crystalline phenomena in the time domain, such as many-body localisation with temporal disorder, which has counter-intuitive characteristics such as absence of thermalisation and vanishing direct current transport. Time crystals could provide significant benefits for the storage and transfer of quantum information, and this, and other outcomes may ultimately lead to commercial products.
ActivityBuilding time crystals with ultracold atoms
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $235,000
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
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 globalised economic growth is transforming lives among low-income urban communities of the Global South. In emerging economies, the former poor have become mass consumers. This economic shift has consequences not only for material wellbeing, but also for social status, identity formation and belonging. This project will document the emergence of new consumer practices using four urban case studies in Mexico, the Philippines, China and Brazil. The project will offer new data on the changed global experience of urban life, with the potential to reshape social theories of poverty and improve development policies across the Trans-Pacific region. It will provide benefits for understandings of business, culture and transformation of urban environments worldwide.
ActivityNew consumer cultures in the Global South
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $500,000
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
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 key ecological and molecular mechanisms that regulate microbial colonisation of new environments and their functional consequences. Microbial communities are important yet unseen contributors to the functioning of ecosystems, driving key ecological and economically important processes such as carbon and nutrient cycling. The project will provide a unifying framework for characterising colonisation success of alien species across different scales, habitats, ecosystem types and environmental disturbance such as climate change.
ActivityColonisation by alien microbiota: identifying key ecological processes
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $590,000
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
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 characterise epigenetic diversity and inheritance patterns in whole genome sequencing data from a unique human population. The project will employ the well-characterised Norfolk Island genetic isolate, cost-effective whole genome bisulphite sequencing technologies and advanced bioinformatics pipelines and statistical models. It will involve cross-discipline collaboration between human geneticists, epigeneticists, statistical geneticists and bioinformaticians. This project will advance our understanding of the interaction of genetics and epigenetics and their relationship to diversity and inheritance in humans.
ActivityCharacterising inheritance patterns of whole genome DNA methylation
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Apr 201914 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $419,137
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 steps taken by the visual system to code the shape of objects, including those that change shape over time. The project seeks to employ experiments assessing human vision and machine learning techniques to examine these codes and, in particular, focus on the advantages of a system that exaggerates shape change over time. Expected outcomes include an improved shape code based on superior human performance that can have many applications in automated visual systems. This project can directly benefit the animation industries where the creation of realistic movement of humans and animals remains a computationally intensive challenge.
ActivityUsing shape change for object perception: human and artificial vision
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $395,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 derive mathematical models to reveal the geological history of how petroleum accumulates at laboratory, reservoir, and basin scales. The project will identify secondary migration trajectories of hydrocarbons from source rocks to stratigraphic traps, to optimise exploration for energy resources. By enabling multiscale analytical modelling, the new model will improve the reliability of reservoir characterisation at the crucial initial exploitation stage, and prediction of oil-gas distribution in petroleum basin. The novel multiscale approach is expected to significantly improve exploration and exploitation and create highly skilled jobs to incorporate such modelling into the energy sector.
ActivityMultiscale physics theory to understand secondary migration of hydrocarbons
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Aug 201918 Aug 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $445,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 polycomb-like proteins regulate polycomb group (PcG) proteins and recruit them to their target genes. During the development of all multicellular organisms, PcG proteins are essential for keeping thousands of genes in a repressed state. PcG proteins are recruited to their target genes with the aid of their Polycomb-like protein cofactors, in a process that is poorly understood mechanistically. This project will determine the mechanism that underpins the recruitment and regulation of PcG proteins by polycomb-like proteins. Outcomes will have relevance for most development processes of multicellular organisms.
ActivityRegulation of histone methylation by polycomb-like proteins
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $570,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 revolutionary antenna beam steering method. A high-gain antenna with the ability to steer its pencil beam to any direction in two-dimensions within a wide range is an essential part in many telecommunication and defence systems. The project expects to produce compact, low-cost antenna systems with high performance, to circumvent the limitations of existing methods in applications such as providing internet connectivity to those who are unconnected or poorly connected, or data transfer from satellites to earth stations. The proposed technology should significantly improve internet services in regional Australia and connect billions of people worldwide who do not have regular internet access at present.
ActivityThin antenna beam steering systems with exceptional performance
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $420,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 deliver new models, metrics and algorithms for Faithful Visual Analytics of complex data. For a purported visual representation of some data, "faithfulness" measures how accurately the visual representation describes the data. This project will develop new models for Faithful Visual Analytics, design new faithfulness metrics for faithful visual analytics of complex networks, design new algorithms to compute faithful visualisations, and evaluate using real world social network and biological network data sets. The new models, metrics and algorithms produced by this project will be used in the next generation Visual Analytic tools to enable analysts develop accurate insights and new knowledge of complex data.
ActivityFaithful Visual Analytics: models, metrics and algorithms
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Jun 201918 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $410,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 experimentally verified models for designing and monitoring of hydraulic fractures with constricted openings, to ensure adequate and robust hydraulic fracture control for example in petroleum production. Hydraulic fractures are often constricted by bridges that hold two sides of the fracture together. Failure to account for bridges and constriction of fractures can lead to premature screen-out (exceeding available pump pressure) of proppant and inadequate fracking control. The project results are expected to substantially increase the accuracy of design and monitoring of fracture opening, geometry and fluid flow to improve efficiency, safety and environmental security of the resource and energy extraction.
ActivityConstricted hydraulic fracture opening
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $175,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 make a substantial contribution to theoretical debates about the future of work. There is growing concern that technological advances will lead to a crisis of work in the near future and challenge the idea that work is central to social inclusion and personal development. This project will systematically map out and respond to the arguments against the centrality of work. The expected outcome is a significant reduction in complexity regarding fundamental assumptions in debates on future work. The project will aim to advance the national conversation on a crucial issue of social and economic policy.
ActivityThe case for work
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $505,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
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 create a degenerate Fermi gas of metastable helium atoms to study some basic properties of elementary quantum systems. The unique properties of helium provide access to observe many-body correlation functions. Expected outcomes are a new demonstration of the Pauli exclusion principle, where no two Fermions can be in the same location, and revealing the fundamental correlations that underlie many-body quantum systems. Correlations between Fermions underpin many effects in physics, such as high temperature superconductivity and quantum magnetism. This knowledge will have an influence on the development of new quantum technologies, such as quantum computers.
ActivityMany body correlations in a Bose Fermi gas
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $399,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 role and function of the bacterial communication system that enables bacteria to form complex communities and alter phenotypic traits, essential for survival in their environment. Bacteria survive in their environmental niches by developing complex multicellular communities. Cell to cell communication, termed quorum sensing (QS), is critical for this process and is linked to their capacity to detect and secrete small signalling molecules, autoinducers. This project will provide a new paradigm in bacterial adaptation through comprehensive characterisation of the Autoinducer-2 QS system. This knowledge will provide future opportunities for intervention in microbial infestation with broad potential benefits.
ActivityNovel link between bacterial sugar metabolism and cell-to-cell signalling
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $180,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 method for the direct detection of biomarkers based on a new class of highly porous superparamagnetic nanoparticles with peroxidase-like activity. The particles will be used as dispersible capture agents for isolating specific targets in biological samples, and electrocatalytic nanozymes for naked-eye evaluation and electrochemical detection. The project is expected to develop simple, low-cost, portable devices for the analysis of exosomes and exosomal miRNA in biological samples. The future development of this technology into diagnostic devices will improve patient outcomes by enabling earlier disease diagnosis and improved monitoring of treatment.
ActivityNanoarchitectured multifunctional porous superparamagnetic nanoparticles
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201827 Jun 201926 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $300,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 expand the theory of polynomials and develop generalised polynomial families using connections to affine and toroidal algebras.-Many combinatorial and computational problems in pure and applied mathematics as well as mathematical physics can be solved using polynomials in many variables, such as Macdonald polynomials. This project is anticipated to address the current difficulty of implementing symmetric and non'symmetric polynomials in symbolic algebra packages by developing completely new algorithms. New understanding from the project is expected to facilitate challenging computational problems of measurable quantities in quantum systems.
ActivityMatrix product multi-variable polynomials from quantum algebras
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $385,000
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
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 role of prenatal sound discrimination on postnatal vocal learning and foraging breadth. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of neuroscience and psychology using an innovative approach to measure how embryos learn, and determine effects of prenatal vocal experience on the repertoire of postnatal behaviour. Expected outcomes include understanding biological mechanisms for effective learning across life stages that would be useful to develop novel approaches for non-invasive monitoring of embryonic cognition.
ActivitySound discrimination in embryos affects lifetime fitness
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $330,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 investigate the history of meritocratic ideas in West Germany, Singapore and Japan. The project will generate new knowledge on the ways in which democratic societies built political legitimacy after World War II by analysing the history of education reforms. Expected outcomes include a deeper understanding of the historical conditions which promote social cohesion in modern societies. This project should provide significant benefits by fostering social and educational policy-making which enhances the political legitimacy and stability of parliamentarian democracies in Australia and around the world.
ActivityThe meritocratic moment in West Germany, Singapore, and Japan
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $348,500
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 investigate the macroeconomic consequences of disruptions in financial markets and heightened uncertainty about the future. Key components of the project include new measures of uncertainty and development of new tools to estimate flexible empirical and structural models of uncertainty and financial frictions. The project expects to provide policymakers with tools to design effective policies to counteract the effects of heightened uncertainty and financial disruptions. The results of this project are expected to put Australia at the frontier of the international scientific research on the macroeconomic effects of uncertainty and financial frictions.
ActivityUncertainty, financial frictions, and the Australian business cycle
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $420,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
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 create photonic circuit technologies that will generate hundreds of coherent laser lines from a single chip. The emerging industrially scalable silicon nitride on thin-film lithium niobate platform will be advanced to create resonant modulators and nonlinear waveguides with unprecedented efficiency and innovative monitoring and control techniques. When combined, these components will enable highly flexible and robust systems for generating a comb of coherent laser lines. These photonic chip comb sources will be inexpensive, compact and energy efficient with transformative impact in spectroscopy, microscopy, precision measurement, quantum computing and ultra-fast optical fibre communications.
ActivityRainbows on demand: coherent comb sources on a photonic chip
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $380,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 role of water in the building of our solar system, Mars and Earth. Surprisingly little is known about key issues surrounding the origin of water and its subsequent recycling on Earth. This project will use new techniques for measuring low abundances of water along with oxygen isotopes, to measure water abundances and oxygen isotopes in meteorites and terrestrial rocks to establish how water was delivered to Earth and to understand how water is geologically recycled. This is expected to have direct bearing on where and how Earth's water originated, how water is retained in mantle and crustal minerals and it will have broad implications for understanding volcanic hazards and formation of ore deposits.-This will lead to a new capability for combined water and oxygen isotope analysis in Australian geoscience leading to technological development and commercialisation of instrumentation.
ActivityRole of water in earth and planetary evolution
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $360,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 resolve the role of super-massive black holes in the life-cycles of galaxies.-Accretion of matter onto super-massive black holes should profoundly change their host galaxies, heating gas and shutting down star formation, particularly when the black hole is accreting at its highest rate. It has been difficult to find clear evidence of the impact of such feedback due to lack of knowledge concerning the time'scales for star formation shut-down and accretion triggering. This project will combine data from the world's premier imaging spectrograph with multi-wavelength imaging and numerical simulations to discover whether black holes influence galaxies, and position Australian researchers to exploit next generation technologies.
ActivitySetting the quasar feedback clock
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Jun 201914 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $180,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 endogenous network formations affect financial crisis and how such situations can be made into a coherent microeconomic model of financial network formations using modern tools in economics. The project intends to study the properties of financial systems in the presence of possible financial crisis, conduct applied economic policy analysis and provide policy implications for lifting productivity and economic growth. The projects expected outcomes would contribute to the theoretical understanding of financial crisis and consequences in financial markets as well as the economy and public policy. In the longer term, the project should benefit the health of the financial system.
ActivityBanks, endogenous network formations and financial crisis
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $445,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
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 produce novel two-dimensional nanomaterials, in the form of functionalised boron nitride nanosheets and investigate their chemical, thermal and mechanical properties. The project expects to design and develop unique boron nitride nanosheets with targeted thermally conductive and electrically insulating properties, to address the critical technological problem of heat management in electronic devices. The resulting new nanoscience and ground breaking design and processing techniques will have the capacity to address the current technical obstacles which are preventing further development of fast and smaller electronic devices.
ActivityThermally conductive materials from boron nitride nanosheets
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $410,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 the theory and supporting research tools to investigate how, where, and why people engage in digital emotion regulation. Individuals often use digital technologies to shape their emotions, yet social norms often cast such technology use as disrespectful or distracting. The discrepancy between the practice and perception of digital emotion regulation may be due to the lack of a systematic understanding of this behaviour. The project will inform the debate about technology use and its impact on work, education and interpersonal relationships. Additionally, the created knowledge will inform policy-makers, designers, and end-users about how technology use is perceived, as well as effective use of technology in everyday settings.
ActivityConceptualising and measuring digital emotion regulation
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $320,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
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 accurate and efficient simulation framework that allows the consideration of realistic discrete behaviour in geomechanical models without the computational overheads of current models. New computational methods and open'source simulation tools will be developed which will enable the efficient and accurate dynamic simulation of large'scale problems in geomechanics, problems that had formerly been intractable because of their computational size. The unique combination of discrete and continuum methods will allow the economical solution of a range of important geotechnical problems such as the accurate prediction of dynamic effects due to tunnelling, underground workings and mining activities. The outcomes will lead to safer and more economic construction methods and a more accurate assessment of the environmental effects.
ActivityA new framework for large-scale dynamic geotechnical simulations
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $262,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 enable individuals, industries and governments, to freely access vital and linked information carried in different media types from different sources by developing a deep attribute-aware framework that embeds heterogeneous features into a shared data space to achieve effective and efficient cross system information retrieval. With the proliferation of heterogeneous data sources, there is an urgent need to enable search and retrieval across different media types and domains. The framework developed by the project uses deep learning methods to develop meaningful image attributes to positively bridge the modality gap and the domain gap when hash functions are affixed to data. This project will significantly advance the research of multimedia retrieval, and benefit a series of related research problems whenever heterogeneous multimedia data are involved in their applications.
ActivityDeep attribute-aware hashing for cross retrieval
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $415,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
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 generate new tools for vertebrate pest management through development of cutting-edge gene drive technology in mice. Vertebrate pests cost Australia over $1 billion each year in agricultural losses and environmental damage and novel strategies are required to tackle this challenge. Newly developed -gene drives-, which can rapidly spread through populations, have enormous potential for the sustained management and even eradication of pests. This project aims to develop gene drive technology in mice as a prototypical vertebrate pest species. The project will potentially deliver valuable tools that directly impact Australia's Science and Research Priority on Food.
ActivityDevelopment of efficient CRISPR gene drives in mice
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $386,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 the left and right sides of the brain become specialised for different cognitive functions, a phenomenon called lateralisation. Lateralisation is one of the least understood organisational principles of the brain, yet is crucial to the way we think and behave. Manifested most clearly as handedness, the brain is lateralised for many cognitive tasks such as language, reasoning, memory and emotion. However, the developmental origin and anatomical substrate of most cognitive asymmetries are unknown. This project will use a chick model of brain lateralisation to quantify and localise to specific brain circuits the patterns of differential gene expression that give rise to anatomical and functional asymmetries.
ActivityHow brains become lateralised
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $550,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
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 visualise and measure flow of blood from the umbilical cord to the fetal brain and to understand how delivery of oxygen and glucose to the brain is prioritised by constriction or relaxation of a specialised shunt, the ductus venosus. The project will directly and non-invasively measure this fundamental phenomenon with novel MRI protocols. Expected outcomes of this project include advances in measuring fetal blood flow and the exchange of expertise between leading researchers in Australia and Canada. In the long-term, this will enhance Australia's research capacity in fetal physiology and may lead to new tools for monitoring or supporting fetal development.
ActivityGoing with the flow: directing nutrient rich blood to the brain
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $450,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
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 much carbon plants need to invest belowground in return for water and nutrients. By using economic principles of supply and demand the project will quantify carbon expenditure for water and nutrients in grasslands and crops under different climate and land management scenarios. This project will use triple and quadruple isotope labelling techniques and explore the dependency of carbon investment on plant-microbial interactions and availability of belowground resources. Expected outcomes include new knowledge to build a universal framework about plant carbon-water-nutrient economics. This will benefit global carbon cycling models and efforts to increase nutrient and water use efficiencies in agricultural crops.
ActivityCarbon costs of plant nutrient and water uptake
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $370,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 membrane support materials and novel membrane structures to enhance chemical separation processes. These materials can be used in desalination and water treatment, reducing the resistance to water flows. In turn, this will reduce the energy required to produce fresh drinking water for Australians, as well as the cost. The approach will also be applied to carbon dioxide capture from flue gas streams, increasing the energy efficiency of these processes, so that they can become economically viable. The project has the potential to develop localised manufacturing operations to produce these materials, adding value to Australian manufactured products.
ActivityNovel membranes and membrane structures using electrospinning
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $357,519
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
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 extend a close collaborative relationship with Yolngu researchers to nourish and, where appropriate, share Indigenous and Country-led understandings of women's keening of songspirals. The project's unique spiral-based framework intends to extend ideas of songlines to generate new knowledge that centres Yolngu women's conceptions of place and time. Intended outcomes are Indigenous and non-Indigenous intergenerational and intercultural applied learnings. This project should provide the benefit of ensuring keening of songspirals is not lost, helping to fulfil songspirals' potential to enrich and awaken Country, and support deep, healthy relationships between people and place in the context of disruptive environmental change.
ActivityYolngu women keening of songspirals: nourishing and sharing people-as-place
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
New England  $523,000
Address ARMIDALE 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 75792454315
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 track three significant Songlines and the intersecting and interconnected cultural relationships between northwest NSW Aboriginal language groups, and their neighbouring language groups northeast of the Darling River and northwest into northeast SA and the Corner Country. Indigenous oral history methodologies will provide a dynamic, rich and deep cultural knowledge and history of each site. The project is of major importance to Indigenous Communities in NSW, SA and QLD and will also develop the wider public's understanding of Aboriginal history and culture. In particular, the project seeks to emphasise that Aboriginal stories are not myths and legends and are more than 'stories- simply understood. Aboriginal stories are lore and provide deep insight into the history of the Australian continent.
ActivityTracking three significant Songlines of Country
Delivery Area 2350 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $392,556
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 non-plasmonic, transition metal-based, photocatalysts with enhanced light absorption, to achieve irradiation controllable product selectivity in organic synthesis. The project demonstrates how hollow-particle morphology alloy nano'structures can enhance photocatalytic activity. Alloy structures such as iridium-nickel (IrNi), iridium-cobalt (IrCo) and iridium-tin (IrSn) nanoparticles with a hollow morphology, exhibit dramatically increased photocatalytic activity over their individual components, Ir, Ni, Co and Sn respectively. The project is expected to expand the application of photocatalysis and generate knowledge that can be used to design efficient photocatalysts from non-plasmonic metals. Intended benefits are the generation of new knowledge and capabilities in synthetic catalysis and applications in fields such as the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy.
ActivityTuning non-plasmonic metals to high performance photocatalysts
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201822 Jan 201921 Jan 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $396,000
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 and develop a novel air flow enhancement concept, induced plume swirl, and its engineering approaches to boost the cooling capacity of natural draft cooling towers (NDCTs). These towers are widely used in thermal power plants due to their low operating costs. The project will explore why and how the artificial natural convective air swirls (vortices) significantly increase the updraft inside NDCTs and identify effective, low-energy cost swirl inducement methods to increase the efficiency of operation. A wide application of this technology will result in economic and environmental benefits, including increases in overall energy conversion efficiencies, cuts in operational costs in the order of billions, and reductions in carbon emissions in the thermal power sector.
ActivityArtificial tornados enhance updraft in natural draft cooling towers
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201826 Sep 201925 Sep 2022 2018-19
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 lay down a rigorous mathematical foundation of the gauged linear sigma model and seek its mathematical applications. The gauged linear sigma model is an important theory introduced by the great physicist Edward Witten. It is a fundamental framework in studying superstring theory, which is one of the most promising candidates for the unification of all aspects of physics. This project will generate new and significant results in geometry, with many benefits, providing solid mathematical foundations of the gauged linear sigma model, deepening the understanding of this theory, and providing new methods for solving classical problems.
ActivityGauged sigma model, mirror symmetry, and related topics
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $395,000
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 implement a quantum computer memory module which can be integrated in a future hybrid quantum computer, where the advantages of different quantum platforms are combined. The memory module will be achieved by coupling a superconducting qubit to the surface vibrations of superfluid helium and exchanging quantum information between the qubit and helium. By simulating chemical reactions, the project expects to find cleaner alternatives of current industrial processes, reducing environmental impact. The outcomes should provide significant benefits for testing the validity of quantum mechanics, and by contributing to the realisation of a quantum computer, contribute to broad socio-economic benefits.
ActivityBuilding a mechanical quantum memory from superfluid helium
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201809 Jul 201908 Jul 2022 2018-19
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $398,000
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 and test novel augmented eating interfaces in order to address the contradiction between the concept of mindful eating (no distractions) and the reality of screen cultures (eating with screens). Eating while watching screens can be problematic because it can cause overeating, which can manifest into bigger health concerns such as obesity and heart disease. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the field of human-food interaction. It presents two new augmented eating systems and a socio-technological study of these systems in use within Australian households. The expected outcomes include a framework on how to design interactive systems that encourage mindful eating without compromising the pleasures of screen-based media and the eating experience, and a greater theoretical understanding of how to support mindful eating in everyday practice.
ActivityDesigning augmented eating interfaces to promote mindful eating
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Mar 201901 Mar 2022 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $383,157
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 provide new insights about the role of education in modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on teachers and teacher expertise. Specifically, the project will use case studies from three Western Democracies - Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States of America - to investigate the role of teachers in these education systems, and the ways in which contemporary policy and practice is impacting their professional expertise and authority in their classrooms and schools. Using an innovative approach to comparative case studies, this project will advance knowledge about the relationship between schools, professional expertise and democracy, and the role of teachers within these spaces.
ActivityThe role of teacher expertise, authority and professionalism in education
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201820 Jan 201919 Jan 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $319,474
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 carry out analysis for the Ricci flow and a number of recent flows in complex geometry. Geometric evolution equations are a trending topic in modern mathematics, with successful applications such as the celebrated proof of the century-old Poincar- Conjecture in 2002-03 by means of the Ricci flow. An analysis of the behaviour of solutions with symmetry is an essential component in any mature theory on the subject. The project will use the novel tools and ideas resulting from this analysis to address the Alekseevskii Conjecture, a 40-year old fundamental open question in the field with major ramifications in mathematics and beyond. This project will further reinforce Australia's leading role in geometric analysis.
ActivityGeometric flows and distinguished geometric structures with symmetry
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $408,000
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 construct an intelligent bibliometric system to track and predict technological change and recombination from bibliometric streaming data. This project expects to spearhead a new cross-disciplinary direction of research in both bibliometrics and innovation and technology management. Expected outcomes of this project include an intelligent bibliometric system, a technological change tracking method and a dynamic knowledge mapping and prediction method. The project seeks to create a systematic solution for understanding technological change in Australia's emerging sectors that support governments in developing science policy, and assists researchers to explore frontier research priorities
ActivityIntelligent bibliometrics for tracking and predicting technological change
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Cooper  $419,854
Address BUNDOORA 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 64804735113
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 target herbicide resistant weeds which represent one of the largest threats to Australian and global food security. Targeting of unexplored pathways in plants to develop a novel herbicide strategy is expected to be achieved, and will include the structural and functional characterisation of key enzymes in these pathways. This project is expected to provide significant benefits for effective weed management to sustain Australia's agricultural industry through enhanced food production from increased crop yields, whilst ensuring food security. These outcomes, coupled with decades of over-reliance on current herbicides, means there has never been a greater need for new and effective herbicides.
ActivityTowards herbicide cocktails with a new mode of action to avert resistance
Delivery Area 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $401,808
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
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 how social media influencers can become conduits to communicate information among young people between Australia and East Asia. As icons on the internet who are experts in holding attention and amplifying content, influencers have expanded from being mere commercial enterprises to being conduits of public service information by reaching wide, diverse, and sometimes marginalised youth audiences with important socio-cultural messages. This project will glean lessons from leading influencer ecologies in East Asia (Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo), to understand how we can use internet-native communication formats to improve inter-cultural knowledge and relations in Australia.
ActivitySocial media influencers as conduits of knowledge in Australia and Asia
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $343,000
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 advance understanding of the history of Australians' attitudes towards federation since 1901. It will use a series of commemoration case studies drawn from the 1950s and 2000s to analyse changing attitudes towards the federal compact. The project is significant in its application of historical methodology to the conception of the federation as a living, breathing structure. Expected outcomes are a greater understanding of how Australians have attached to their federation over time, contextualisation of debates about national commemorations, and insights into historical attitudes towards civic institutions and democratic governance. Benefits include a more informed debate about federation reform.
ActivityAustralians and federation: commemoration, identity and engagement
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201820 Jun 201919 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $368,000
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 a fundamental question in mechanobiology on how integrin receptor coordinates with force to mediate cell spreading, migration, growth and survival. With an observation that membrane deformation enhances integrin binding, the project expects to establish a new model of integrin activation by membrane tension. It will develop an integrated approach combining single-molecule force probes, super resolution microscopy, microfluidics and molecular dynamics simulations. It is expected that the role of membrane tension in promoting cell adhesion will be defined at molecular scale, and the link between integrin activation and Piezo calcium channel mediated membrane tension sensing will be delineated.
ActivityMechanobiology: a new model of integrin activation by membrane tension
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $408,000
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 develop a novel learning framework, Vision-Ask-Answer-Act (V3A). This framework will allow a machine to perform a sequence of actions via a conversation with human users, based on intricate processing of not just visual input, but human-computer verbal exchanges. Artificial intelligence has great potential as a tool for economic productivity and daily tasks. Applications in cars and assistant robots, still in their early days, typically require significant expertise to use effectively. The outcomes of this project will push the boundary of vision-language research to produce a conversational intelligent agent that can be easily used in common situations across industry, transport, the medical sector, and at home.
ActivityTowards conversational vision-based Artificial Intelligence
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $418,386
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 provide a suite of theories, methods and software to enhance our understanding on how the generation of variation at molecular level is linked to the generation of species richness at lineage level. This new approach tests various ways that molecular changes are manifested as patterns of diversification, as revealed by genomic data analysed at the lineage level in phylogenetic studies. Expected outcomes of this project add to a growing body of evolutionary theory and provide practical phylogenetic tools for future analyses. These should benefit Australia by improving our understanding on the formation of Australia's biodiversity hotspots.
ActivityLinking genomic changes to the generation of biodiversity
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $330,000
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 determine the optimal use of geophysical methods to model the Australian crust in four dimensions. These models provide an understanding of the tectonic history of a region and thus its mineral potential. Mineral resources are mostly being found undercover, requiring geophysical data to locate them. This project will combine recent developments in modelling geological uncertainty with data acquired for locating zones of mineralisation. The outcomes will help guide Australian government policy to draw on publicly-available datasets that provide a basis for mineral exploration performed by companies, and supported by research institutions.
ActivityOptimising the use of geophysical data for modelling the Australian crust
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $408,000
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 show that there are no races, only racialised groups. Race was once thought to be biologically real, a position which is increasingly rejected by specialists. Now race is commonly believed to be a social construct, which is often taken to mean that races are real social groups. This project aims to demonstrate that when race is defined socially it loses its conceptual and historical specificity, and that racial classification should be abandoned altogether. An expected outcome of the project is a scholarly and public shift away from racial classification. This project develops and defends the category of the racialised group as an alternative to one of history's most misleading and dangerous ideas.
ActivitySocial constructionism about race
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $330,000
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 develop proposals for the next generation of solid state quantum bits, enabling quantum computers that can solve real world problems. The project will address the lack of sufficiently good physical quantum bits, one of the most important bottlenecks for the realisation of a quantum computer. Key expected outcomes include new proposals for quantum computing architectures that can be implemented with current technology, and a deepened understanding of the interplay between noise, quantum hardware design and error correction. Benefits include enabling new milestone experiments in quantum computing, insight into the potential for near-term quantum computers, and accelerating the development of useful quantum computers.
ActivityNext generation solid state qubits
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Feb 201931 Jan 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $405,004
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 ascertain how stimulation affects the brain, and establishes key factors that predict individual subjects- responsiveness. Electrical brain stimulation techniques have shown promise as tools for studying the brain and behaviour. However, the physiological mechanisms through which stimulation alters neural activity, and thus behaviour, are unclear, and there is substantial variability in stimulation efficacy across individuals. By combining stimulation and structural, functional, and neurochemical imaging, this project will uncover key predictors of stimulation efficacy in modulating behaviour in individuals. This project will allow the development of protocols to increase stimulation efficacy, and advance understanding as to how the brain and behaviour are influenced by stimulation interventions.
ActivityHow brain stimulation modulates cortical processing and cognition
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201809 Jul 201908 Jul 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Fairfax  $379,574
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
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the epidemiology of an avian Chlamydia pathogen that is known to infect humans and animals, causing serious disease. Utilising molecular epidemiology approaches, this project will generate new knowledge about dynamics of where, when and how this infection spill-over occurs between different hosts. This project also aims to extend early development work on an innovative diagnostic system for detection of chlamydia in laboratory and point-of-care scenarios. The expected outcomes are a greatly enhanced understanding of infections in humans and animals caused by this understudied pathogen, which will allow for more effective control and management of these infections.
ActivityChlamydial infections of birds, domesticated animals and humans
Delivery Area 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201820 May 201919 May 2022 2018-19
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $372,574
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 examine cultural and political factors that have shaped bushfire management in Australasia during the past two decades and identify how practices might better adapt to a changing world. Bushfires are a serious natural hazard with major social, economic, and environmental impacts. Social and climatic changes are altering the intensity, frequency, and consequences of bushfires, creating significant uncertainties in how we anticipate them. This project will examine how bushfire management practitioners and institutions manage diverse uncertainties, leading to new theoretical insights and strategic policy advice. Expected benefits include better prediction and management of bushfire impacts and improved education and training of bushfire practitioners.
ActivityPyrosecurity: understanding and managing bushfires in a changing climate
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201810 Jun 201909 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $405,000
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 develop and validate fundamental theories and techniques for a novel intelligent wireless access paradigm to enhance the efficiency in frequency usage. This innovative approach will be one of the critical enablers for massive device access necessary for future wireless network evolution to support the growing Internet-of-Things. It will enable co-working devices to autonomously sense the local radio frequency landscape, determining how to avoid interference, and exploiting opportunities to intelligently and efficiently access the available radio resources. This will lead to enhanced efficiency in radio resource usage. The project will significantly improve the efficiency of current radio resource utilisation and offer solutions to a challenge of national significance.
ActivityIntelligent wireless access for Internet of Things
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Apr 201931 Mar 2022 2018-19
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $414,864
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 improve our understanding of the complex regulatory mechanisms that increase genetic and phenotypic robustness. Survival of organisms depends on their ability to cope with genetic variation. A novel process of genetic compensation has recently been identified, producing a normal phenotype in a homozygous mutant, that would be expected to have deleterious effects. This project will reveal how compensation is achieved by examining the molecular pathways that are activated following genetic mutation. This project is expected to strengthen Australian reputation in evolutionary genetics, and in turn enhance our understanding of how organisms adapt to changing environments.
ActivityElucidating a novel mechanism for coping with harmful mutations
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $404,000
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 determine the underlying cause of recent earthquake activity in central Australia. Of all the stable continents, Australia is surprisingly seismically active, with intra-plate earthquakes occurring relatively frequently. However, these are unpredictable, placing lives and infrastructure at risk. This project offers the opportunity to use a new seismic experiment to improve detection of small events that may warn of a more dangerous earthquake to come, and provide sub'surface imaging of the hidden crustal boundaries and faults that are ultimately responsible. Benefits will include improved hazard assessment, and a new predictive model for exploration that relates regional seismicity, crustal faults, and mineral systems.
ActivityWhat's shaking down under-
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $403,232
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeAbattoir workers and butchers kill animals to prepare food, farmers to cull stock, and veterinarians to alleviate suffering. Soldiers kill other humans in war, police or security guards to protect the public, and doctors to enact legal euthanasia. Research shows that these tasks can be confronting, and even traumatic. This project aims to test the processes through which people learn socially supported palliative killing to avert suffering and their neural underpinnings, with a focus on norms and empathic distress. It will focus on two core samples: veterinarians, who must euthanize animals, and health practitioners in Victoria, where legal changes will introduce -voluntary assisted dying- in mid-2019. It will investigate how practitioners learn palliative killing, and what the impact is on psychological variables such as empathy and identity. It will generate new understandings of social influence around life and death decisions, provide an evidence basis to inform policy makers, and help institutions and practitioners seeking to manage distress and respond to fast-moving, controversial policy changes.
ActivityKilling which averts suffering: the role of norms and empathy
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201803 Jun 201902 Jun 2022 2018-19
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $227,033
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
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 investigate the gap between the high expectations of mutual support and the lack of detailed security commitments in the Australia-US Alliance. The project intends to use a focused approach that captures thematic aspects of the alliance through project frames and historical slices across time. Expected outcomes can advance understanding of how alliances operate as security institutions. The outcomes can help to promote a more informed national conversation about the costs and benefits of Australia's security relationship with the United States of America (USA) and contribute to debates over the future of the Australia-USA Alliance during a period of strategic uncertainty.
ActivityExpectations and commitments in the Australia-USA alliance
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $465,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
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 the microwave communication links of low earth and/or medium earth orbit satellites to achieve three dimensional tomographic reconstruction of rainfall. The path loss of microwave signals due to rainfall, known as rain attenuation can be used to measure rain. Similar to using X-ray to carry out human-body CT scans. With the aid of advanced signal processing techniques, the proposed method will achieve 3D measurements with resolution and coverage unachievable before, paving the way for innovative water relevant applications such as hydrology and agriculture, and new findings in atmospheric research.
Activity3D tomographic reconstruction of rainfall using satellite signals
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $98,671
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects