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

Karen Andrews

Member for McPherson respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills
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13th Nov 2017-6th Dec 2017

Simon Birmingham

Senator for SA respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

Minister for Education and Training Manager of Government Business in the Senate

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

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

Outcome: 1

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

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

Australian Research Council approved 1,006 grants during the 2017-18 financial year

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $358,107
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better understand the biochemical and molecular basis of trifluralin resistance in annual ryegrass. The herbicide trifluralin is an alternative to soil cultivation in controlling crop-infesting weeds such as annual ryegrass. However, resistance to trifluralin in annual ryegrass now looms. A fundamental understanding and insight into trifluralin resistance will assist resistance management, trifluralin sustainability and soil conservation. This will provide significant benefits for Australian grain production and soil conservation.
ActivityUnderstanding trifluralin resistance in annual ryegrass, a major Australian agricultural weed
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $350,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative techniques to produce advanced tungsten oxide/metal oxide/mica composites for paint applications. The findings will be used to develop pearlescent paints for diverse applications in a range of industries, with the potential for huge benefits in improving the value of metal oxides and mica. The findings will be useful in the development of other new materials and provide a foundation for new applications such as photochromic and self-cleaning paints. This will generate opportunities to develop and apply advanced knowledge to solve significant problems in industry, leading to national economic growth by adding high values of mineral resources in Australia.
ActivityDevelopment and application of WO3-Mica Multifunctional Nanocomposites
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201806 Mar 201905 Mar 2022 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $406,665
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and validate a new preference-based quality-of-life instrument with applications in aged-care. The new instrument will be developed with older people receiving aged care services, and will focus upon incorporating their values into the measurement and valuation of quality of life for economic evaluation. The new instrument will have immediate applications in quality assessment and economic evaluation, improving the quality of life and wellbeing of older Australians, and will assist in determining the relative cost effectiveness of new and existing services.
ActivityA new quality of life instrument with older people for economic evaluation
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201827 Sep 201826 Sep 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $256,551
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve our understanding of why scientific knowledge progresses in certain directions and what causes it to grow faster or slower across fields. The project will create new neural-network machine-learning algorithms to scan patent and scientific article texts (specifications and claims) for natural language concepts. The results will potentially be used by patent offices to improve their own database search, by business analytics companies to reveal new technologies and potential collaborators, and by academic economists to understand how knowledge travels and accumulates.
ActivityIdentifying technological trajectories using machine learning algorithms
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2020 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $301,254
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to trace historical Indigenous foodways in colonial Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, through a program of collaborative community-based archaeological and anthropological research. Food was a key medium for cultural exchanges between Indigenous peoples and settler-colonists. The analysis of foodways is known to provide unparalleled insights on daily life, as well as the development of both cultural values and social relationships. This has received limited attention in archaeological investigations in Australia. Results will provide greater insight into the history behind our current society.
ActivityIndigenous foodways in colonial Cape York Peninsula
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201827 Sep 201826 Sep 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $223,507
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the possible benefits of 3D printing for production of accessible materials for vision-impaired people. Currently tactile graphics are used to provide severely vision-impaired adults and children with access to graphical content used in education and in orientation and mobility training. This project is expected to clarify the kinds of graphics for which 3D prints are better suited than tactile graphics, and to build capacity within the national accessible format provision sector for the production and use of 3D prints. Benefits will include increased educational opportunities and quality of life for Australians with severe vision impairment, through improved access to graphic materials used in education and orientation and mobility training.
ActivityUsing 3D printing to improve access to graphics by vision-impaired people
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201804 Sep 201804 Sep 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,608
Address CLAYTON 3800 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach, based on remote sensing and computational modelling, to assess and manage the structural health of large floating covers used for odour control and biogas harvesting to prevent unexpected failures. The project has potential benefits for high-value-added manufacturing and maintenance of these floating covers by Australian industry.
ActivityQuantitative structural health assessment of large membrane-like structures
Delivery Area 3800 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Jul 201720 Feb 201828 Jun 201827 Jun 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $860,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the devastating ecological problems caused by invasive species, by developing a novel approach that does not rely upon eradicating the invader through training vulnerable native predators not to eat toxic cane toads. Expected outcomes of this project include building a broad coalition of conservation-focused groups, from private land-owners and local businesses through to Indigenous groups and government and non-government agencies across the entire Kimberley region. It will also result in the evaluation of methods for deployment of taste-aversion at a landscape scale. This should provide significant benefits by conserving vulnerable fauna and building a powerful network within a region of high biodiversity in tropical Australia.
ActivityBuffering the ecosystem impact of invasive cane toads
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Jul 201720 Feb 201824 Jul 201730 Jun 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED ACADEMIES SECRETARIAT
Melbourne  $230,281
Address MELBOURNE 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 40143536805
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the opportunities, risks and consequences of broad uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) and to collate evidence on the economics, social perspectives, research capabilities and environmental impacts. As AI becomes more advanced, its applications will become increasingly complex in applications in homes, workplaces and cities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the opportunities, risks and benefits of AI, this project will examine the economic, social, ethical and cultural aspects of deployment and will present a set of key findings to guide and support policy making over the next decade.
ActivityDeployment of artificial intelligence and what it presents for Australia
Delivery Area 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED ACADEMIES SECRETARIAT
Melbourne  $229,455
Address MELBOURNE 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 40143536805
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the opportunities, risks and consequences of the Internet of Things (IoT) and establish ways to foster technological leadership while ensuring responsible deployment. This project explores the immense potential that the Internet of Things offers for Australia - the productivity and safety of our industries, the efficiency and impact of services, and our ability to contribute skilled jobs to the growing global digital economy. These analyses will clarify the economic, social and cultural perspectives of deployment and establish a set of key findings to guide policy making over the next decade.
ActivityThe Internet of Things: maximising the benefit of deployment in Australia
Delivery Area 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 May 201822 May 201808 Feb 201931 Jan 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $820,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project is concerned with the development and advancement of the PFAS Harvester: a novel poly-generation thermal process for combined destruction and resource recovery from PFAS contaminated media. The proposed research seeks to determine the fundamental science underpinning the creation of the PFAS Harvester and identify operating conditions necessary to support its commercial rollout. The project will pay a special attention to field testing of a pilot'scale prototype of the technology using PFAS concentrates generated at an active remediation site. The project is expected to deliver the scientific building blocks necessary for development of the Harvester; representing a vital step towards an end-to-end PFAS remediation solution.
ActivityPFAS Harvester: A Technology for Destruction / Resource Recovery from PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $497,638
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop low cost platform technologies using our patented high capacity adsorbent material for the removal of perfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water sources in Australia. Our advanced adsorbent material is made from a novel sulfur co-polymer and activated carbon, both of which have high affinity for PFAS, but when combined as a composite provide significant advantages for PFAS remediation. This adsorbent will be applied in mobile water treatment plants for remediation of PFAS contaminated aquifers. We will also develop point-of-use water filters for individual, domestic use from the adsorbent, thus empowering individuals and local communities by delivering tangible solutions to Australia's PFAS crisis.
ActivityIntegrated platform technologies for remediation of PFAS contaminated water
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $758,233
Address FOREST LODGE 2037 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new class of plasma water treatment reactors by combining the effectiveness of atmospheric air plasma with the effective mixing of bubble columns. Non-thermal plasmas have been demonstrated to degrade PFAS at the laboratory scale, but key questions remain on the mechanisms of action and process scaling. This project brings together expertise on plasma engineering, bubble column reactors, modelling and industrial scaling to address these issues. The expected outcomes of this project are the development and demonstration of a modular, re-deployable plasma bubble column reactor for the one step destruction of PFAS. The benefits of this project are a new low cost method to remediate PFAS contamination.
ActivityPlasma Bubble Column for one step remediation of PFAS
Delivery Area 2037 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $589,007
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePreviously the major means of dealing with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is by adsorption, to collect and remove PFAS from contaminated sites. However, PFAS still exist, non-degraded and waiting for destruction. Targeting slurry waste from current remediation / adsorption plants, this project aims to efficiently degrade PFAS by combining electrochemical oxidation with sono-chemistry to enhance degradation capacity, to accelerate PFAS desorption / transportation from slurry waste, to avoid electrode fouling and to detoxify PFAS. The expected outcome of this project is to clean up contaminated sites, including PFAS / precursors and other persistent organic pollutants, leading to significant environmental benefits.
ActivityCombination of electrochemistry with sono to destroy and detoxify PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $251,360
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce new conceptual insights into effective cross'sector collaboration in construction, in order to provide solutions to address youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is a significant economic, social and health problem. Yet Australia's largest youth employer, the construction industry, faces skills shortages to deliver an unprecedented construction and infrastructure pipeline. Social procurement is a potential solution to both these challenges but requires new approaches to cross sector collaborations. This project aims to develop new insights, practical knowledge and practical tools for effective social procurement.
ActivityReducing youth unemployment through social procurement in construction
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201817 Oct 201816 Oct 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $258,778
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the thermal and structural behaviour of high'strength Light gauge Steel Framed (LSF) wall systems when exposed to fire, and develop a generic model for predicting fire resistance levels of all LSF wall systems. Plasterboard-lined LSF walls are increasingly used as cost-effective load-bearing walls in low and mid-rise buildings worldwide. This has required new wall designs with complex steel stud wall configurations, but their fire resistance is not understood. This project will provide validated fire resistance data and fire design methods for a proposed national Fire Design Handbook and steel design codes, enabling more widespread, safer use of these walls. This will benefit the Australian steel industry, the construction industry and the community.
ActivityFire resistance of complex light gauge steel framed wall systems
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $346,297
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a knowledge base on how Restorative Justice (RJ) principles and practices can prevent and address environmental harm. Research has demonstrated that RJ is a powerful response to a wide variety of governance challenges and could provide a useful alternative paradigm for environmental regulation. This project aims to apply the processes and values of RJ to environmental regulation with a focus on harm prevention, advancing theory into a new domain of application. This should lead to immediate and long-term benefits, including better prevention of environmental harm, better relationships with communities, and stronger commitments by those who have caused harm to rehabilitate, repair and reform.
ActivityPreventing and addressing environmental harm through restorative justice
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $277,092
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop optimised interlocking bricks to resist static and earthquake loads. Using conventional bricks in masonry construction requires skilled labour to connect bricks with mortar. Development of interlocking bricks for mortarless connection has been attracting great interest because the easy alignment improves construction efficiency and quality. Interlocking also leads to better mechanical performance of the resulting structures. This project will have significant impact on construction technology and the Australian masonry industry, and greatly improve the competitiveness of the Australian construction industry in the international market.
ActivityAnalysis and design of interlocking brick system against earthquake loading
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $143,646
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how economic complexity can drive innovation and smart specialisation and how industry can be supported to transition to a more competitive economy. With the downturn of traditional manufacturing, innovation is crucial to create new industries and the jobs of the future. The expected outcomes of this project include high-value industry intelligence in support of product diversification. This should provide significant benefits, such as increased international competitiveness, exports, revenue, and economic growth.
ActivityEconomic complexity as a driver of innovation and smart specialisation
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201821 Jan 201921 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $0
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new tools to help environmental managers collect and rapidly share critical information to plan and evaluate restoration interventions that seek to reverse environmental degradation of tropical peatlands and curb megafires. Megafires that burn degraded peatlands generate significant carbon emissions, and transboundary air pollution that adversely affects the health and livelihoods of millions of people. This project will improve restoration planning and evaluation to strategically restore degraded peatlands, with immediate focus on Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, but with application to many other regions.
ActivityThe right information on time to restore tropical peatlands
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201817 Jun 201917 Jun 2019 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $597,000
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test, in nine disadvantaged communities, a model for action that blends new human and digital resources to support respectful, data-driven collaborations between schools, families and community agencies. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of translational prevention science about how to influence risk and protective factors for child wellbeing in a cost-efficient manner and at a scale within existing service systems. Project benefits should include a methodology for achieving lasting improvements in child wellbeing, behaviour and school success.
ActivityCreating pathways to child wellbeing in disadvantaged communities
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201818 Dec 201817 Dec 2020 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $202,623
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine engagement in meaningful activities among older adults. Increasing older adults' engagement could promote direct benefits for social integration, well-being and better quality of life. The project is expected to generate new knowledge on programs that effectively promote engagement, as well as evaluating a new tailored approach to promoting engagement that aligns with individuals' unique strengths, capabilities and values. The findings aim to provide benefits for community organisations and aged care service providers adopting innovative approaches to promoting ageing well.
ActivityPromoting engagement with life in older adulthood
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Feb 201930 Jan 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $310,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop inaudible, high-capacity audio watermarking techniques to trace the illegal copying and distribution of multimedia data containing a sound component, such as audios and sound videos. With the rapid growth of communication networks and the use of advanced multimedia technology, digital multimedia data can be easily copied, manipulated and distributed. This has led to strong demand for new techniques to prevent illegal use of copyrighted data. The project is expected to advance the theory of audio watermarking and enhance Australia's international competitiveness in this field.
ActivityNovel audio watermarking techniques for tracing multimedia piracy
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201805 Jul 201804 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $460,429
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reconstruct the environmental history of Australia's Kimberley region spanning the past 60,000 years. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the project will provide new understanding of the causes of environmental change and impacts on this region since the arrival of Australia's earliest inhabitants. This will inform the development of conservation policy to ensure preservation of the region's globally significant rock art against environmental change and economic development.
ActivityUnlocking the environmental archives of the Kimberley-s past
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201815 Mar 201914 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $163,702
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address growing concerns that building quality issues are threatening the appeal of higher density multi-unit housing for city dwellers, which could undermine urban planning goals. The project will investigate the prevalence of defects, why they occur and how multi-unit housing quality can be improved. The findings will be used to inform options for changes to planning and development policy resulting in significant economic and social benefits including more effective construction regulation, improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners, more resilient urban communities and better urban planning outcomes.
ActivityTackling defects in multi-unit strata housing
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201806 Dec 201805 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $660,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a newly developed science approach to the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP). AusLAMP provides unparalleled geophysical information aimed at unravelling the tectonic history of the Australian continent and its mineral potential. The project will use thermodynamically based geodynamic simulators to jointly analyse and quantify intraplate deformation. This will illuminate the cause of driving fluid flow thorough the lithosphere, mineralisation phenomena, their datasets and geometries, and dynamic aspects of the processes driving mineral systems.
ActivityThermodynamics inversion for mineral systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 May 201926 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $299,758
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reinterpret Charlotte Bront-'s original novels, which are stranger, more unsettling, and more artistically and socially challenging than the available editions lead readers to believe. This strangeness, so apparent in her manuscripts, is moderated in all print versions of the novels because Bront-'s punctuation was radically altered by the printers who altered them for the first editions, with profound effects on the novels and their interpretation. This project will restore the original versions in a new scholarly print/digital edition, reproduce them along with the print versions in an innovative online critical archive of Bront- texts and contexts and analyse them in a book-length reinterpretation of the novels. In collaboration with prestigious international cultural institutions including The British Library, Morgan Library and Bront- Parsonage Museum, this project will create new ways for the general public to engage closely with some of the most important and least accessible documents of western literary heritage.
ActivityA textual and critical study of Charlotte Bront-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $562,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to engineer unique particles containing defect-intensive surfaces which are designed to accelerate the catalytic ozonation of waters contaminated with pharmaceuticals and other recalcitrant pollutants. This will enable timely treatment of industrial waste water as well as sewerage treatment plant effluents using simple and cheap catalyst materials. Wet- and flame-based particle fabrication technologies paired with unique post'synthesis treatment strategies, including either a coupled hydrogenation-illumination approach or plasma exposure, will be implemented for defect manipulation so as to produce new cheaper, stable, and higher-performing catalysts for activating ozone to treat water containing pharmaceutical and endocrine disrupting micro-pollutants under different process conditions.
ActivityEngineering defect-intensive ozonation catalysts to degrade micropollutants
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201831 Aug 201830 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $739,083
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to conduct a longitudinal investigation of the adaptation of refugees, following them over four years as they are further displaced or resettled. The project will identify longitudinal adaptation pathways during different phases of displacement, and investigate the psychological processes underpinning those pathways. Findings from this project regarding different pathways of adaptation for displaced refugees and underlying mechanisms are expected to significantly advance understanding of the psychosocial impact of displacement and inform service provision in supporting the tens of millions of refugees exposed to sustained displacement worldwide.
ActivityUnderstanding pathways to adaptive settlement for displaced refugees
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 Jul 201826 Jul 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $321,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the effects of binder quantity and composition on early-age cracking in Australian concretes caused by restrained shrinkage, the subsequent self-healing capability of the cracks, and the possibility of detrimental early chloride induced steel reinforcement corrosion, particularly in marine locations. This project will focus on concrete mix designs and the blends of cement, fly-ash and blast furnace slag that are prescribed in the revised version of the concrete bridge standard for the most severe exposure. This project will lead to a significant improvement in the serviceability and durability of concrete structures in severe environments.
ActivityShrinkage, cracking, self-healing and corrosion in blended cement concrete
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Jan 201912 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $416,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a type-based framework for the world's ecosystems, and undertake the first broad'scale global risk assessment for ecosystems. It will include detailed Australian risk assessments and scenario analyses to develop sustainable management of ecosystem services and climate adaptation strategies. The outcomes include a global'scale framework for classifying terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, the first global Red List of Ecosystems and identified priorities for protecting remaining wild ecosystems and restoring those that have suffered degradation. This will help meet UN Sustainable Development Goals to improve human well-being globally.
ActivityEcosystem risk assessment
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201815 Feb 201914 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $498,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative approach to the recovery of ammonia from dilute wastewaters using coupled-flow electrode-membrane technologies that also enable energy recovery. The outcome of the project is expected to minimise damage to, and develop solutions for, restoration and remediation of, soil, fresh and potable water, urban catchments and marine systems, and significantly improve the environmental impacts of ammonia.
ActivityAmmonia recovery from wastewaters using flow electrode-membrane systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $613,244
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative solutions for agricultural machine-type communications to provide robust and bi-directional coverage for remote agriculture areas with difficult terrain, by leveraging smart'sensor-enabled, energy-efficient uplink transmissions and ultra-reliable downlink transmissions. Machine-type communications have been recognised as a key enabler for the future smart agriculture and smart farms. The project will use novel agricultural machine-type communication theories and develop test-beds to enable the smart agricultural applications. This is expected to contribute to the crucial communication infrastructures for smart farms, which will lead to higher agricultural productivity and national economy.
ActivityReliable bi-directional machine-type communications for smart agriculture
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201815 May 201914 May 2022 2017-18
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
Capricornia  $240,519
Address NORTH ROCKHAMPTON 4701 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 39181103288
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an automated system for the analysis of road safety and conditions. Digital video road data is collected over every state road in Queensland annually, and has the potential to provide a range of value-added products for safer roads. This project will develop deep learning based neural network techniques which can learn and classify roadside objects so that video data can be automatically analysed allowing the estimation of the proximity of objects for road safety and rating. The expected outcome will be new identification techniques and software which can be incorporated with road data collection systems.
ActivityAn automated system for the analysis of road safety and conditions
Delivery Area 4701 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Dec 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $440,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance the long-term stability and efficiency of high-temperature absorber coatings for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants. Solar energy is a vast and largely untapped resource in Australia. The project will design superior light absorbers and scalable and low-cost approaches for their fabrication. Optimal absorber properties will be achieved by multi'scale engineering of the coating composition and micro-texturing via modelling of the light absorption and heat transport within these complex nanocomposite structures. The intended outcome of the project is a set of commercially competitive absorber coatings, with superior performance and durability, that support the development of CSP as a competitive technology for energy generation.
ActivityMultiscale engineering of durable absorber coatings for solar thermal power
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Feb 201925 Feb 2022 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $350,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the application of cutting-edge terahertz laser technology with new spectroscopic methods, for detection of illicit substances. Using a collaborative approach, the project aims to bring together expertise in laser physics, spectroscopy, law enforcement and instrumentation, and seeks to develop new sources and detection protocols which will offer new capabilities to law enforcement, aiding in detection and identification protocols for illicit substances.
ActivityTerahertz lasers in the fight against illicit substances
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $110,986
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to theorise and document the creation of a permanent record of the development of public art in Australia through the digitisation of the Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) archive. Digitising the archive will advance knowledge in social history and art history, and cement the cultural legacy of the KPAP archive. The project will make the KPAP archive an online resource widely available to researchers and the public. Over five decades KPAP, the first organisation of its type in the world which has attracted strong public interest, has created innovative, ground-breaking public art projects that, although temporary, have left a cultural permanence in the Australian art landscape.
ActivityDigitising art projects archive
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $207,812
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the deterioration of mangrove ecosystems. Mangroves support fisheries, shoreline protection and carbon sequestration. The project aims to identify social-economic conditions that enable effective conservation in mangroves over multiple spatial scales. The project will use state of the art datasets and innovative modelling approaches to understand how factors such as population, governance and access to markets influence changes in mangrove extent and restoration success. Expected outcomes include implementation of more effective environmental programs in Australia and overseas. This should provide significant benefits, including more cost-effective allocation of resources and increased delivery of ecosystem services.
ActivityUnlocking the secrets of mangrove conservation success
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201925 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $196,570
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a platform of mathematical methods for targeting electrical stimulation of neural tissue. The proposed methods work by selecting the amplitude and polarity of each stimulating electrode in an array based on a desired pattern of neural activation. The algorithms are particularly applicable to high-density electrode arrays. The project will work with an Australian industry leader to provide significant benefits to Australia's high-tech sector through increased knowledge and capacity.
ActivityTargeting electrical stimulation of neural tissue
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201817 Dec 201816 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $280,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce better performing self-cleaning lenses, which are less likely to get dirty and are easy to clean. It will develop water and oil repellent coatings with superior optical transparency and mechanical, solvent and UV stability for both hard coated and anti-reflection coated optical lenses. Engineering of stable, ultra-liquid repellent nanomaterials on transparent surfaces will create a foundation of knowledge for the industrial development of the future generation of easy care coatings, with vast application potential.
ActivityNext generation easy-clean lenses by robust liquid-repellent nanotextures
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $330,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address one of the most vexing questions in the management of information systems: how to unlock the value of digital investments. The project expects to develop new theory and evidence on how to achieve meaningful use of information systems at multiple levels of analysis. The project will especially benefit the health sector, and society, by helping health providers and vendors to maximise the value obtained from substantial investment in digital technologies, and by developing evidence-based policies to optimise digital service delivery.
ActivityUnlocking benefits from digital investments
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $379,768
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the potential for diverse forms of human mobility, particularly relocation and migration, with climate change adaptation across the Pacific Islands region. The project aims to utilise policy analysis and in-depth case study research, conducted across five countries, to inform the creation of a conceptual framework that integrates mobility with climate change adaptation and development goals, policy and practice. The project expects to enhance the overall adaptive capacity and resilience for Pacific Island populations by uncovering pathways by which vulnerable populations can use.
ActivityTransformative human mobilities in a changing climate
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Apr 201907 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $439,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to empower land managers to better conserve Australia's threatened native animals by developing decision'support approaches that facilitate integrated management of threatening processes. The project will use a combination of novel predictive models, field experiments and data syntheses to assist land managers to better conserve Australia's threatened native fauna. This project will benefit biodiversity conservation by enabling more effective allocation of limited conservation resources.
ActivityIntegrating fire and predator management to conserve threatened species
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201820 May 201919 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $239,270
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a comprehensive framework for explaining how and why rural land is changing hands, what this means for the ways we understand socio-economic change in rural Australia, and how it can inform best-practice rural and regional decision making by public, private and community sector interests. The project will generate a unique, research-ready database that will detail every land transaction in rural NSW over a period of ten years, and analyse these data in light of complementary datasets and a series of in-depth interviews with land-owners and key stakeholders. The project expects to transform national understanding of rural land-ownership change, and promote best practice decision making.
ActivityThe impacts of land ownership change on rural social and economic change
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $300,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain evolution of immune capabilities in response to disease threats in the wild by assessing the immune adaptive capabilities of Tasmanian devils in response to facial tumour disease. It plans to determine how the expression of immune genes differs between wild and captive populations. The project will combine immunology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology, to understand the role of host genetic and phenotypic adaptations to disease threats. The project will assist in the development of diagnostic tools for managing this and other threatened species and for screening disease resistance markers across wild and captive insurance populations.
ActivityNatural selection and the Tasmanian devil
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Apr 201925 Apr 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $583,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address critical knowledge gaps in Antarctic science by engaging Australian scientists with the Australian aerospace industry to advance world-first high altitude scientific observations from a long-range stratospheric glider. The higher sensor resolution and adaptive mission planning of the glider at 20km altitude offers dramatic benefits over existing satellite platforms. The project will develop the sensor payload of the glider, targeting research into Antarctic sea ice, atmospheric processes and seal populations. The project will build Australia's research and innovation capacity through support for new collaboration between Australia's Antarctic scientists, geospatial specialists and remote'sensing platform developers.
ActivityAdvancing Antarctic science with a new high altitude platform capability
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201824 May 201923 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $619,727
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to solve the critical difficulty of producing the complex peptide insulin and related insulin-like peptides (INSLs) and their analogues. The project will use unique, recyclable enzymes which ligate smaller peptide segments with extraordinary site and substrate selectivity. The expected outcome of the project is novel, cheaper and scalable, enzyme-mediated engineering of this critical class of peptides as biological probes and potential therapeutic agents.
ActivityNovel chemoenzymatic synthesis and bioconjugation of peptides and proteins
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jun 201920 Jun 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $220,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop geotechnical design tools, software, and publish design guidelines, for engineers to lay and keep cryogenic pipelines stable on the seabed. Transferring liquefied natural gas between floating tankers and onshore plants conventionally relies on a pipeline on a trestle system. As an alternative, novel subsea cryogenic pipelines are being considered. By ensuring the stability of subsea cryogenic pipelines laid directly on the seabed, this project will provide significant benefits to Australia's liquefied natural gas trade by unlocking substantial cost savings, and making this key export industry more competitive.
ActivityCryogenic pipelines to replace trestle for liquefied gas transfer terminals
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Oct 201824 Oct 2020 2017-18
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Page  $360,000
Address EAST LISMORE 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 41995651524
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain the molecular basis of crop plant plasticity in the context of a complex crop genome. It will determine how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to regulating the yield of a secondary metabolite harvested from mustard plants in response to variation in environmental factors. Specifically it will explore the relationship between sulphur metabolism and small RNA regulation of glucosinolates. The project should uncover the role that duplicated genetic loci and epigenetic marks play in regulating tissue'specific gene networks, particularly in field-grown environments. The project will explore how duplication of genes enables a crop such as mustard to respond to application of sulphur fertiliser and regulate the stockpiling of the 'hot' volatile oil in mustard seed, a valuable export commodity.
ActivityCrop genome complexity: sulphur metabolism and mustard pungency
Delivery Area 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Jan 201911 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $374,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to lay a foundation for a generic data-driven approach to more precise management of our agricultural landscapes. A multitude of agriculture-related data streams are now available to growers to characterise their yield, management, soil and weather. However, currently there is no approach able to digest all these disparate data streams to enable a management decision. The project will develop an approach to harness all of these data streams to guide spatially variable applications of nitrogen fertilisers with a focus on grains cropping. This should provide the opportunity to allocate fertiliser inputs as required at fine spatial scales according to local soil and weather conditions to maximise profit and minimise off-farm impacts of excessive fertilisation.
ActivityBig data modelling to forecast crop yield to enable precision fertilisation
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201925 Jul 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $629,331
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to support school systems and planning authorities enhance engagement between schools and local communities. The key objective is to advance the cost-effective development of the infrastructure required to deliver community programs and services from school sites, in addition to education programs for school-aged students. The project expects to generate new knowledge about how best to plan, design, govern and manage facilities and infrastructure to enable schools to operate successfully as more than a school, encouraging the development of resilient and connected communities. The outcomes are expected to include a development framework for maximising schools as community hubs.
ActivityBuilding connections: schools as community hubs
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201824 Apr 201923 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $559,124
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address destructive outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), a voracious predator of corals and a major threat to coral reefs. This project builds upon recent sequencing of COTS genome and proteomes to identify communication factors that attract COTS to each other. Based on these natural attractants, the project will fabricate COTS'specific baits for future large scale deployment. Currently COTS are culled using expensive diver-based approaches. Outcomes for this project are expected to augment, if not alleviate, these inefficient biocontrol approaches and provide an environmentally-benign and scalable solution to one of the biggest threats to the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef and reefs worldwide.
ActivityBiocontrol of crown-of-thorns starfish using genomics and proteomics
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201816 Oct 201815 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $370,066
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve understanding of the impacts of existing key reforms intended to ease fiscal pressures associated with population ageing. The right mix of retirement income policies is vital to Australia's fiscal sustainability, however the effectiveness of existing policies is unknown. The project expects to identify impacts of key reforms on employment, re-training, income, savings and future retirement income and public pension receipt. The project will develop a new tax records-based dataset to facilitate future research on tax and welfare systems.
ActivityManaging an ageing population for income adequacy and fiscal sustainability
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $234,889
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to integrate chemical characterisation of crude oil with inorganic and organic markers in living organisms. Linking harmful effects on ecosystems with exposure to spilled crude oil remains a major challenge due to the ever-changing nature of oil in the environment. This project will expose fish to a range of fresh/weathered oils to mimic various exposure scenarios. The transition of oil to metabolites will be characterised in a suite of environmental and biological matrices using multi-dimensional chromatography/mass spectrometry, trace metals and compound'specific isotope analyses. This project will provide significant benefits by providing an improved capacity to link source oil with specific markers in living organisms.
ActivityFish fingerprints - signatures of oil contamination
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $711,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop technologies to mitigate three dimensional (3D) geological risk in resources management. This project expects to create new knowledge and methods in the field of 3D geological modelling through the innovative application of mathematical methods, structural geology concepts and probabilistic programming. The expected outcomes are an enhanced capability to model the subsurface, characterise model uncertainty and test multiple geological scenarios. This enhanced capability is important for the future of Australia's subsurface management, including urban geology and our continuously growing sustainable resources industry.
ActivityEnabling three dimensional stochastic geological modelling
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201812 Nov 201812 Nov 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $364,503
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to break new ground in the field of advanced adhesives by pioneering a unique system that can be cleaved with a defined visible light trigger, enabling the removal of previously bonded material without mechanical force. This would allow two materials to be strongly bonded, including dental crowns, braces and implants. The project will advance on-demand degradable materials design, introducing an advanced class of responsive networks for applications where reversible bonding is critical. It will have flow on benefits in future dental material applications and also have applications where simple-to-remove, temporary adhesives are required.
ActivityOn-demand visible light degradable dental materials
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201816 Oct 201815 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $1,375,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to shed light on how Australia's workforce and communities will engage with the world of work in a future shaped by new business models and disruptive technologies. Using the closure of the automotive industry as a lens into this topic, the project will provide new insights into how displaced workers find work, use services, relate to others, and reshape their futures. It sheds light on the community-wide impacts of restructuring, providing new perspectives on how local resources and public policies best advance the process of adjustment.
ActivityThe impacts of industry restructuring
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jan 201920 Jan 2024 2017-18
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Gellibrand  $370,000
Address FOOTSCRAY 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 83776954731
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a reliable, robust and real-time analysis system for automatic and accurate detection of neurological abnormalities, and the prediction of impending neurological problems from brain signal data. The project expects to design novel algorithms for brain signal processing, data compression, and detection and prediction of neurological abnormalities from massive brain signal data. The project will lead to significant improvement of existing methods in health monitoring applications in Australia and worldwide and hence will save lives, money and resources.
ActivityDeep mining neurological abnormalities from brain signal data
Delivery Area 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201930 Jun 2022 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $180,437
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how the value of cultural organisations and activities can be effectively communicated in official reporting processes. It aims to change the ways culture's value is publicly determined by researching two innovative, socially responsible reporting frameworks, thus creating a dedicated framework for culture. Expected outcomes include new on-line reporting processes, principles and forms for cultural practitioners and funding agencies, and enhanced understanding in both policy and cultural domains of meaningful reporting practices. The project will transform the way artists and cultural organisations communicate the value of what they do to governments.
ActivityMeaningfully communicating the value of arts and culture through reporting
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jan 201920 Jan 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $390,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate a new, active noise control system that can eliminate low frequency noise without the use of external electricity. This project will generate new knowledge about how to realise self-powering on active noise controllers using piezoelectric nanofibres as sound detector and power generator. Expected outcomes include an effective method to produce this novel noise controller and a systemic understanding about materials, devices and performance. This will significantly benefit development of advanced noise controlling technology and products, benefiting industry and the environment.
ActivitySelf-powered active noise control via a nanofibre acoustoelectric converter
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Nov 201822 Nov 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $450,000
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will develop new technologies for businesses to accurately identify fake internet reviews. Fake reviews, paid for and/or written with malicious intent, can cause irreparable damage to businesses resulting in revenue loss, consumer dissatisfaction or even closure of businesses. However they are difficult to identify, as they continuously evolve to avoid detection and the volume of Internet reviews makes analysis a monumental task. This project will provide advanced tools to detect fake website reviews and a cybersecurity system prototype ready to be used by industry, making Australia a leader in this field and resulting in a safer internet environment for all.
ActivityDeveloping an effective defence to cyber-reputation manipulation attacks
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Jan 201922 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $771,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve Australia's capability in the provision and use of water forecasts for managing water resources. The current water forecasts are not fully utilised by water agencies as they are not sufficiently comprehensive and advanced. This project expects to achieve a step change in the uptake and utility of hydro-climate forecasts through an extensive partnership of leading researchers and operational agencies of hydro-climate forecasting, with federal, state and regional water agencies.
ActivityWater availability and demand: better forecasts, better management
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 May 201907 May 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $339,300
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the flavour quality of Australian farmed barramundi through developing novel functional feeds. The project expects to expand our fundamental knowledge of flavour enhancement, whilst providing practical benefits with respect to final product quality. The project will enable industry to achieve higher product quality benchmarks, towards the ultimate goal of improving the marketability of barramundi both locally and overseas. This project will provide significant benefits to the Australian barramundi industry by increasing product values, thereby facilitating an economically sustainable growth of this important regional industry.
ActivityFlavour enhancing functional feeds for farmed Barramundi
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201812 Mar 201911 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $369,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to protect distribution networks by reducing harmonics and electromagnetic Interference generated by modern power electronics equipment. Due to global demand for energy savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the utilisation of renewable energy sources and efficient loads using power electronics technology in distribution networks is increasing. Aspects of this technology are highly complex and not well understood and the robustness of existing and future power grids will be affected. The project will minimise risk factors associated with high frequency noise and resonances in low voltage grids both of which are very important for power electronics manufacturers and utility companies in Australia.
ActivityHigh quality and robust energy conversion systems for distribution networks
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201819 Dec 201818 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $415,893
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reform superannuation investment practices in Australia. Using sophisticated data analytics and machine-learning techniques, combined with economic modelling and quantitative finance. The project will try to understand the broad characteristics of Australian superannuation investors and their practice from a -big data- perspective. The expected outcomes of this project are the identification of key determinants for successful superannuation behaviour to inform decision-making for better superannuation practices and policies. It is expected that the insights arising from this project will contribute to safeguarding the future of Australia's superannuation schemes, and to better financial security at retirement.
ActivityReshaping superannuation practice in Australia using big data analytics
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Sep 201803 Sep 2021 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $106,705
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deliver a proof-of-concept that allows visualisation of invisible DNA (latent DNA) into a quick, inexpensive and practical DNA collection method that will lead to DNA evidence being available in more cases. It will build upon a proof-of-concept method ready for transferal to forensic casework. This will allow DNA evidence recovery technicians to improve their hit rate in recovering latent DNA from real crime items, leading to more informative DNA profiles. Crime items that currently yield no genetic information will now be informative, assisting investigations of serious crimes or terrorist incidents.
ActivityVisualisation of latent DNA
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Dec 201830 Nov 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $415,893
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance our understanding of the transmission and radiation of structure-borne noise in ductwork. The project expects to generate new and innovative techniques to lower structure-borne noise from the intake and exhaust systems used by gas turbines in the power generation industry. Expected outcomes include the development of advanced computational models, that are validated against experiment, and suitable for integration into a commercial design process. This will provide significant benefits for organisations working in the noise control industry, and lead to new ways of lowering environmental noise caused by ducts and pipes.
ActivityLowering noise emissions from gas turbines
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Jan 201903 Jan 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $274,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to remove the need for energy storage in micro-grids via adoption of synthetic storage. Micro-grids encounter high renewable energy penetrations early, given their small size. Typically, micro-grid variability is managed with technologies such as energy storage. Synthetic storage involves replacing fixed speed diesel assets with variable speed diesel technology. This project offers a cost-effective way to improve renewable penetration and reduce diesel fuel consumption in micro-grids by removing the need for expensive energy storage. The expected project outcomes include reductions in cost and complexity for high renewable energy penetration micro-grids, reduced emissions and improved micro-grid reliability.
ActivitySynthetic storage for improving flexibility and security of micro-grids
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $245,971
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the link between continent motion and mantle upwelling over the last billion years by combining tectonic reconstructions and recently developed dynamic earth models with the global and Australian rock record. Mantle upwelling is thought to cause eruptions of large volcanic provinces and kimberlites, the primary source rock for diamonds. The project expects to develop a technique to map kimberlite potential in under-explored regions such as Australia. Significant benefits from the project will be the reduction of economic risks in diamond exploration, the training of a researcher in exploration geodynamics, and understanding the link between supercontinents and mantle upwelling.
ActivityDynamic earth models for frontier diamond exploration
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 Sep 201831 Dec 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $354,833
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the social histories of Holden's manufacturing operations in Australia in the post-World War II (WW2) period through oral interviews and archival research. It will place workers, workplace culture, and the communities in which Holden's factories were based at the centre of the company's history. A key focus will be an evaluation of recent assistance provided by Holden to workers to transition to new jobs. The project will produce 100 oral histories and the interviews and interpretive work undertaken during the project will be incorporated into exhibitions at the National Motor Museum and print and online publications. These outcomes will enhance our understanding of Australia's automotive heritage and workplace culture.
ActivitySocial histories of Holden in Australia
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Apr 201924 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $605,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify key genes associated with heat stress tolerance by unlocking available genetic variation in sorghum. Drawing on crop physiology, genetics, molecular biology and integrated systems modelling, the project will develop important insights into the basis of thermostability. A predictive capability will be developed to identify new genomic combinations having superior heat stability. More heat tolerant sorghum cultivars should deliver enhanced resilience in cropping and deliver more stable profitability for farmers and reduced food security risk.
ActivityAdapting sorghum crops for global climate futures
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Jan 201922 Jan 2022 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $607,330
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide critical new information on the archaeology and natural history of one of the world's largest unregulated desert river systems. Mithaka country incorporates the highly significant Channel Country on the eastern edge of Australia's arid centre. Preliminary research has identified more than 70 large site complexes that provide critical insights on how the Mithaka people adapted to this unique environment and took part in Australia's most extensive long distance trade systems. The project will study the archaeological landscape, artefacts and an extensive in'situ skeletal record in the context of a detailed palaeoenvironmental study. It will provide a new cultural-environmental history of this landscape and provide the Mithaka with multiple strands of connection to their ancestral land and culture and support their aspirations to create employment through rangers programs, education and cultural tourism.
ActivityArchaeology and natural history.
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Mar 201925 Mar 2023 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $401,850
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries by developing high -temperature, stable separators. The use of batteries in a hot Australian summer is a major safety issue for our society. This project will develop a new and safe battery technology with the help of boron nitride nanotubes to effectively reduce the risk of thermal runaway of battery cells. The expected outcomes will have a global impact on the safety of the current battery technology and the innovative application of boron nitride nanotubes in battery technology. It will position industry on the cutting edge of battery technology required for energy storage development in Australia.
ActivityImproving battery safety with boron nitride nanotube separators
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Nov 201807 Nov 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $385,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop next-generation laser systems for multimode fibre-optic communication systems, by leveraging recently developed techniques for measuring and controlling the spatial properties of light. These techniques will provide new insights into the physics of the lasers themselves, as well as overcoming fundamental limitations which have traditionally hindered their operation at high speed. The expected outcome of this project is the inclusion of these techniques in the development and operation of future generations of fibre communication systems. Creating new classes of laser systems, which can scale to large bit rates, will enable the growth in this area to be sustained into the future.
ActivityNext generation lasers for short-reach optical fibre communication
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Jan 201924 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $460,800
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop robust, solar driven, enzyme-based biocatalysts to synthesise complex metabolites and biopharmaceutical molecules in single-cell micro-algae. The significance of this project is that solar energy is used to drive challenging chemical reactions inexpensively via photosynthesis. Expected outcomes include sustainable, solar driven production of high-value molecules that are difficult or impossible to synthesise chemically. Benefits include proof-of-principle demonstration of new, light-driven green-chemistry processes for the production of biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, agricultural and industrial chemicals, extending the diversity of molecules we can make while reducing cost and environmental impact of their production.
ActivityUsing photosynthesis to power fine chemical production
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201809 Jan 201908 Jan 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $243,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate lead free crystals, which are expected to possess high piezoelectric properties for medical imaging and underwater acoustics, as an alternative to toxic lead-based ferroelectrics which have been dominantly used in ultrasound transducers. The project will have significant impact on development of new lead-free ferroelectric crystals with desirable properties. This will benefit Australian industry by providing knowledge and technology of crystal growth, enabling advanced ultrasound transducers for medical imaging and underwater acoustic applications.
ActivityExploration of lead free ferroelectric crystals for transducer applications
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201806 Mar 201906 Mar 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $328,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an integrated irrigation scheduling, benchmarking and forecasting capability delivered through a water ordering portal that is used by most Australian irrigation farmers and many farmers internationally. Ensuring adoption is critical and this will be facilitated through integration into the existing water ordering system. Expected outcomes include improved ability to manage irrigation water through better use of existing weather observations and forecasts, irrigation data, and satellite observations to inform farmer decisions. This is expected to result in improvement in water productivity, leading to economic benefit and an improved ability to meet growing global food demands.
ActivityWater information services to boost irrigation productivity
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Sep 201812 Sep 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $200,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a model of successful employment for people with a disability, identify sources of employer diversity that explain willingness to hire, and develop social marketing messages that improve employer attitudes and achieve greater inclusion in Australian workplaces. Workforce participation of people with a disability remains low. The outcome of this study will be more people with a disability and their carers gaining meaningful employment, with benefits including improved physical and mental health, social connections and economic security. It will benefit employers by creating more diverse workplaces and a broader talent pool, resulting in greater innovation and productivity.
ActivityGreater inclusion of people with disability in Australian workplaces
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Dec 201820 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $228,838
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop foam assisted continuous gas circulation for dewatering new and existing coal seam gas wells. The potential benefits of this new method include enhanced gas production, better well control, reduced costs and better environmental effectiveness. The proposed solution eliminates the need for mechanical pumps which are currently used for dewatering, and which fail regularly due to gas and solids accumulation within the production wells. Continuous gas circulation could achieve significant savings in downtime and maintenance costs. In addition, reducing onsite maintenance will minimise access requirements for maintenance rigs which disrupt rural activities where the wells are located, thus easing local traffic and reduce the environmental impacts that are associated with well workovers.
ActivityEnhanced productivity of coal seam gas wells by continuous gas circulation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Jan 201924 Jan 2022 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $270,920
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to contribute the perspectives and voices of vulnerable young people to debates on the need for service reform. It will actively engage children and teens who have complex support needs in service re-design and decision making, and will trial child-led service initiatives. It will also explore organisational barriers to including young people in policy debate and service decision-making. Expected outcomes include increased knowledge of how to effectively engage young people, and understanding of the impact of their participation both for young people and for services.
ActivityRe-conceptualising services from the perspectives of young people
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $0
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the climate and health benefits of restoring the tropical peat swamp forests. The project will integrate novel, field-based paleo-reconstruction of the historical conditions, satellite observations of temperature and rainfall, and high-resolution modelling of the regional climate processes under different restoration scenarios. It will use this information to determine how restoration activities affect the regional climate, how changes in climate affect peatland fires and regional smoke haze, and how changes to regional climate and smoke haze affect human respiratory health and heat stress.
ActivityClimate and health benefits of restoring tropical peat swamp forests
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201926 Jul 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $460,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a monitoring system to remotely measure ship motions, loads and ride control activity under commercial operations. Data will be analysed using advanced statistical methods to inform evidence-based design to improve both structural efficiency and passenger comfort. The research will impact on design rules used worldwide, reducing weight and increasing payload and transport efficiency for this class of vessel. A "Smart- semi-autonomous interface will be developed to provide on-board seakeeping guidance to the ship captain. This technology will have significant benefits such as increased ship safety, vessel longevity and improving passenger comfort for all types of vessels worldwide including high'speed catamarans.
ActivityRemote sensing to improve structural efficiency of high-speed catamarans
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $301,569
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how fungicide resistance evolves in the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, the major pathogen of the oilseed crop canola. Global food production has become more reliant on the use of antifungal agents to protect crops, however these advances are now threatened by the emergence of drug-resistant microbes. The knowledge generated by this project will be used to reduce the risk of resistance evolving in populations of the blackleg fungus. This will have economic benefits through ensuring increased canola yields, while providing health and environmental benefits through minimisation of use of fungicides.
ActivityMechanisms of antifungal resistance in blackleg disease of canola
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201818 Sep 201817 Sep 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $511,109
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an analysis of housing retrofit and its links with household energy costs. It includes householders across eight global urban sites, as well as the businesses that supply retrofit services. The project will analyse the retrofit experience of both energy poor and other households, providing an internationally significant evidence base. Outcomes include a robust empirical evidence base on the implications of retrofit for households to tailor actions that will shape the lives of residents in Australian households.
ActivityHousing energy efficiency transitions
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201817 Dec 201816 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $389,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new high-energy-density and low-cost lithium-rich cathode materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries that can store solar energy for Australian households and power the next generation electric vehicles. The project will design innovative strategies to suppress the voltage decay and capacity decline of the lithium rich materials over long-term cycling. The project expects to significantly improve battery performance at a lower price and make a substantial impact to the energy supply technologies and industries in Australia and benefit the environment in the long run.
ActivityNew high energy density cathode materials for lithium ion batteries
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201805 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corio  $490,233
Address GEELONG 3220 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach to participatory land-use planning for sustainable development and conservation, in partnership with the Tiwi Land Council. Planning for sustainable development is complex but vital to reconciling economic, social and conservation goals worldwide. The project will evaluate land-use scenarios, including Indigenous Protected Areas, with ecological and economic models that integrate Indigenous and scientific knowledge. Benefits will include new planning tools and improved understanding of trade-offs between goals, especially on Australia's Indigenous estates.
ActivityPlanning for sustainable development and biodiversity on Indigenous lands
Delivery Area 3220 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
Tangney  $355,000
Address MURDOCH 6150 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61616369313
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to resolve a significant problem for water utilities. Microbial pathogens Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus are the main public health concern for drinking water in developed nations. Water monitoring is limited by the lack of fast, reliable detection methods and viability assays for these pathogens. This project will use a novel gut-on-a-chip to develop for the first time rapid infectivity assays for Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus. Significant benefits include improved diagnostics and water disinfection assays, improved water treatment and reduced costs with global impact.
ActivityDetection and viability of waterborne pathogens using a gut-on-chip
Delivery Area 6150 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $364,188
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create the next generation of experts in Australia's policing and national security agencies, by improving crime scene evidence interpretation. Agencies are under pressure to develop more rigorous training practices that go beyond mere intuition and tradition. This project will use a novel approach that directs learning toward the most diagnostic perceptual cues. Expected outcomes include a solid empirical basis for national training programs designed to create experts that are accurate, reliable, and continuously improving. Improving the training of experts will ensure the integrity of forensics as evidentiary tools available to police, lead to more reliable courtroom convictions and help safeguard Australia from terrorism and crime.
ActivityCreating perceptual experts in Australia's policing and security agencies
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Feb 201907 Feb 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $445,313
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to integrate archaeology, museology, and cultural landscape research to weave together histories of-Australian South Sea Islanders- (ASSIs) lives and communities. ASSIs are not indigenous to Australia, nonetheless they have a distinctive and vibrant indigenous culture. With little written about ASSIs, most of their stories are in the places that they have inhabited, and in the objects they have left behind. In partnership with living ASSI communities, this project will raise awareness about their past in Queensland society and contribute to their sense of identity in the present and future.
ActivityArchaeology, collections and Australian South Sea Islander
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Mar 201903 Mar 2022 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $168,356
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the effectiveness of an innovative government program, which seeks to enhance the safety and rehabilitative culture of juvenile detention centres by increasing staff interpersonal skills through specialist training, coaching and supervision. The project is expected to identify best practice principles, allowing government departments to focus efforts on training and staff support to provide a higher quality work force. An evidence based framework will be developed in consultation with juvenile justice agencies across Australia. This will potentially improve outcomes for young people in custody and the wider community.
ActivityTowards an effective practice model for youth detention
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201818 Sep 201818 Sep 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $109,628
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to analyse understandings of and practices for homeless people in their shifting contexts to explore the changing profile and experience of people who were homeless, including the women, young people and Indigenous people. Australia will be used as a case study. The project expects to generate new knowledge of the long history of modern homelessness. The expected benefits will be both in public policy and in improving the quality of life and workforce participation of people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
ActivityHomelessness and the homeless people: an Australian history
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $356,926
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a rigorous ethical framework for dividing the world's remaining -carbon budget- (CB). In order to avoid climate change the world must drastically limit its emissions of greenhouse gases. The project will develop a new analysis of how our assumptions concerning risk and harm shape conception of the CB. It will also provide a new understanding of how future emission rights should be allocated given that countries have emitted vastly different quantities of greenhouse gases in the past. The project will analyse how the CB will impact the climate transition plans of countries such as Australia. The project will thus bring significant new research in philosophy to bear on a practical issue.
ActivityEthics, responsibility and the carbon budget
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 Jun 201829 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,828
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new mathematics and mathematically rigorous approximation methods for physical problems on spherical geometries in the presence of uncertainty. Many physical phenomena are modelled on either a sphere or a spherical shell. Such models typically have large uncertainty in the input data, through uncertainty in model coefficients, forcing terms, geometry or boundary conditions. Yet their stochastic modelling and subsequent numerical analysis in the presence of uncertainty are still in their infancy. This project will conduct numerical analysis, stochastic analysis and approximation to address such problems.
ActivityUncertainty on spheres and shells: mathematics and methods for applications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $568,796
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project seeks to identify ways to protect biodiversity-related Indigenous knowledge. Using innovative fieldwork and community-based methods, the project also aims to examine customary laws regulating to Indigenous knowledge and bio-cultural diversity. The project will develop and test community protocols and related tools. The expected outcomes will assist custodians and other users of Indigenous knowledge to meet their obligations under the 2014 Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biodiversity, thus protecting and promoting Indigenous knowledge in Australia and the Pacific into the future.
ActivityIndigenous knowledge futures: protecting and promoting indigenous knowledge
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201801 Mar 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $588,531
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the pivotal role of commissions of inquiry in reforming law throughout the British Empire from 1815-1840. Using traditional methods and digital tools, this project will investigate the design, instantiation and impact of inquiry on colonial law, the imperial constitution and the mechanisms of imperial governance across the empire. The outcomes will include enhancement of our understanding of law reform, the historical functions of commissions of inquiry, and the legacy of British imperial rule throughout the world.
ActivityRemaking the British world after 1815
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201808 Mar 201807 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $426,974
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the function of eukaryotic-like proteins (ELPs) from bacterial symbionts of sponges and apply this knowledge to develop new tools for biotechnology. This project will use innovative microscopy techniques and gene expression studies to define the molecular and cellular interactions of ELPs with sponges and how this is influenced by changing environmental conditions. ELPs will be further used to create new, artificial interactions between bacteria and eukaryotes. This project will provide fundamental knowledge on the evolution and function of newly discovered ELPs found in both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria and paves the way to control symbiosis for biotechnological applications.
ActivityFunction and application of novel proteins from sponge symbionts
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,706
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish numerically certifiable mathematical theory and methods for semi-algebraic optimisation problems. Numerically certifiable optimisation principles and techniques are vital for the practical use of optimisation technologies because they can be readily implemented by common computer models and algorithms. Yet no such methodologies exist for multi-extremal, semi-algebraic optimisation problems which are common in modern science and medicine. The expected outcomes of this project include enhanced optimisation methods for diffusion tensor imaging, an emerging technology in brain sciences.
ActivityNew mathematics for multi-extremal optimization and diffusion tensor imaging
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $293,877
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how and why constitutions change in authoritarian regimes. After decades of authoritarian rule, there is lively public debate about formal amendment of the Myanmar constitution. Based on rigorous qualitative methods including archival research and in-depth interviews, this project expects to investigate why Myanmar's Constitution is both a constraint and an enabler of democratic reform. This timely socio-legal project seeks to inform Australia's political, economic and cultural engagement with Myanmar as a strategic neighbour in south-east Asia and a new market for foreign investment.
ActivityConstitutional change in authoritarian regimes: the case of Myanmar
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $347,126
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to fill a profound gap in knowledge about the origins of the modern fauna on the island continent Australia. It will augment Australia's national natural heritage, enhance international research collaboration, and provide critical baseline data for complementary research in biology, geology, geography and climatology. End users of this project include primary, secondary, tertiary and public education sectors and environment and heritage protection agencies.
ActivityDawn of the age of mammals in Australia: foundations for an island biota
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $298,409
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how evolutionarily novel stressors such as obesogenic diets induce phenotypic variation in organismal traits. Such increased phenotypic variation is traditionally thought to be genetic. However, growing evidence points to non-genetic mechanisms that are capable of transgenerational inheritance. The project will use complementary approaches to study how novel stressors generate phenotypic variation. The project aims to deliver a more integrated evolutionary perspective not only on phenotypic evolution and the maintenance of variation, but also on the transgenerational cost of obesity.
ActivityIncreased phenotypic variation via evolutionarily novel stressors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $297,560
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the synthesis of novel glyoxylamide antimicrobial peptide mimics that have the capacity to disrupt bacterial membranes. The innovative interdisciplinary approach expects to generate new, small molecular antimicrobial mimics that possess a low propensity for developing resistance. This could allow control of the unwanted microbial activity without the use of antibiotics that select for the resistant organisms. It will provide excellent training for young researchers and lead to high quality research publications in international journals.
ActivityNew scaffolds for antimicrobial discovery
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $511,496
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study how agencies such as the United Nations make use of data science to support decision-making and resource allocation in humanitarian and development work and confront law and policy challenges emergent in this context. Its bridging of socio-legal inquiry and developments in information and communications technology will produce new international law and policy knowledge. Expected outcomes include better insight into the limits of automated decision'support techniques and their perceived legitimacy in different settings, and resulting reform recommendations, as well as building technology-related skills that are important for Australia's changing economy. Aid donors and recipients worldwide will benefit from changes in law and policy designed to ensure the legitimacy of decisions in humanitarian and development work.
ActivityData science in humanitarianism: novel law and policy challenges
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $432,108
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to understand why we have X chromosome inactivation, and examine the fundamental molecular mechanisms of how it is achieved. The project will explore RNA-mediated epigenetic modification of whole chromosomes with innovative molecular methods in placental mammals, and also iconic Australian mammals, to transform our understanding of X chromosome inactivation. Further understanding whole chromosome silencing, will inform future research into potential therapies for chromosomal trisomies.
ActivitySilencing the X chromosome: why and how
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,828
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain the fundamental link between quantum chaos, quantum measurement and the quantum/classical transition. This will be achieved by observing the chaotic dynamics of a highly controllable, extremely coherent, single nuclear spin - the world-first experimental demonstration of quantum chaos in a single particle. The project expects to deepen our understanding and control of the physical world and has potential to benefit the industry sector.
ActivityObserving the quantum chaotic trajectories of a single nucleus
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,679
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMany problems in the natural world result from the cumulative effect of extreme events in complex dynamical systems. Dynamical models of ecological and physical processes have internal variables that can combine to produce large observable changes. Quantitative estimation of the variability of these chaotic models is difficult because of the time dependence of the dynamics and their -long memory- due to significant deterministic components. This project aims to develop mathematics and numerics to accurately quantify and assess these complicated variations. The project expects to provide powerful tools to predict harmful outcomes in biogeophysical systems, and assist with the development of mitigation strategies.
ActivityNew mathematics to quantify fluctuations and extremes in dynamical systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $342,498
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an integrated mathematical model for reliably describing multiphase reactive flow coupled with phase change. Particle-fluid reactive flows with phase changes are widely encountered in many energy-intensive industries, yet process design and optimization are hindered by the lack of understanding of complex phenomena governing particularly multiphase flow, phase change and their interactions. The model will be achieved by means of combining advanced particle'scale numerical techniques with pre-database-based thermodynamic model, supported by physical experiments. The outcomes will be applied across a range of industries of vital importance to Australian economic and technological future. It will help transform Australian pyrometallurgy and chemical industries, open new markets for a range of Australian minerals like low-grade coal and iron/copper ore, and ultimately enhance competitiveness of Australian economy.
ActivityModelling of particle-fluid reactive flows coupled with phase changes
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $327,316
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to implement a regional, coupled atmosphere and ocean model, to determine under what circumstance ocean-atmosphere interactions are critical. Regional high-resolution atmosphere models are routinely used to provide projections of climate at the local scales needed by decision makers. However, these tools neglect the fine'scale interactions between ocean and atmosphere that can significantly modify conditions around coastal or island regions. This project intends to deliver the first high-resolution projections of both ocean and atmosphere off eastern Australia to understand how small'scale ocean and atmosphere processes and their interactions affect changes in extreme rainfall, marine heat waves and ocean circulation.
ActivityA regional coupled climate model for Australia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,706
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish scientifically precise methods for high dimensional problems - methods that are mathematically rigorous, empirically tested, and carefully tailored to specific modern applications across physics, environment, and finance. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of high dimensional computation and to develop technological innovations in key areas of science and industry. Expected outcomes of this project include enhanced international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and significant publications and presentations in international forums. These technological advancements will help boost Australia's position as a world leader in creativity and innovation.
ActivityTowards a science of high dimensional computation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $335,981
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how a type of virus, exemplified by HIV, can synthesise DNA in the cytoplasm of a host cell, without triggering the cell's innate immunity when DNA is detected outside the nucleus. It expects to advance understanding of the role of the virus- protein shell in regulating DNA synthesis during infection. The project outcomes should include enhanced capacity for fundamental virus and cell biology research in Australia. The project anticipates contributing to new tools for delivering genes to cells, benefiting therapeutic and biotechnology applications.
ActivityRegulation of DNA synthesis and host evasion by Lentivirus Capsids
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201829 Jun 201825 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $464,389
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to make developments in producing high toughness bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) by understanding their processing'structure-fracture toughness relationships. The project expects to generate new knowledge about how to control fracture toughness of BMGs via thermomechanical processing, how to characterise the nanoscale glassy structure using novel microscopy methods, and the mechanistic connection between structure and fracture toughness. Expected outcomes will be an enhanced capacity to develop and commercialise BMGs with mechanical properties superior to conventional metals. Anticipated benefits will be improved products for the transportation, aerospace, defence, biomedical devices, and three-dimensional printing industries.
ActivityStructure-mechanical property relationships for bulk metallic glasses
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $615,502
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate whether induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) can be used to study the functions of genetic variants associated with human phenotypes and cell fate decisions. The project will utilise technology to produce single cell RNA sequence data for 100,000s of cells. By sequencing individual cells, the genetic control of cellular heterogeneity both within and between cells can be identified, and in doing so, will provide significant benefit by revealing the potential for iPSC to be used for functional translation of human genomics.
ActivityGenetic variation of single cell transcriptional heterogeneity in HiPSCs
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Sep 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $267,804
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a novel pathway for transforming complex waste otherwise destined for landfill into valuable products and resources. By leveraging high temperature reactions, the team plans to thermally isolate useful carbons and silica from within automotive shredder residue (ASR) in situ, to produce activated carbon products and silica layers, and so completely recycle this bulk toxic waste for the first time. Such innovative new pathways for separating out valuable materials from complex and toxic wastes offer industries an alternative low-cost and sustainable source of raw materials, while reducing pressures on landfills and finite natural resources.
ActivityThermal isolation: a novel pathway to transforming complex waste
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $293,340
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the mechanisms through which predators can control ecosystem nutrient dynamics. Ecology has been dominated for decades by the top-down/bottom-up paradigm. The project will use experiments and remote sensing observations to examine the spatial structure of feedback loops between a top predator and nutrient cycles. The expected outcome is a mechanistic and scalable understanding of the spatial distribution of nutrients and push ecosystems towards alternate states. The project will provide innovative approaches to scale-up ecological data that can be used to inform the decisions of policy makers and land managers.
ActivityApex predator control of nutrient dynamics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $405,993
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the safety assessment of engineering structures considering interfaces and cracks, which are nearly always the weakest parts of a structure system. Novel numerical approaches to model the contact of interfaces and crack faces and to simulate crack propagation under variable loads will be established based on the scaled boundary polytope elements and mathematical programming. It is anticipated that the developed numerical simulation tool will be robust and fully automatic. The intended outcome of this project is an innovative technology for numerical simulation and a rational predictive tool useful for cost-effective and timely planning, design and management of engineering structures.
ActivityThree-dimensional contact and fracture analysis for safety assessment of structures
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $328,442
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify how motherhood, a time of significant hormonal flux, alters the mechanisms underlying fear regulation in female rats. Current theories of fear regulation are limited because they have been derived from studies that have focused on males but recent work suggests that sex hormones influence fear regulation. The expected outcomes of this project will help to develop a more ecologically valid model of fear regulation that accounts for fluctuations in female sex hormones and reproductive experience. This should provide unique insights into fear reduction and protection against anxiety.
ActivityThe impact of motherhood on fear extinction in rats
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $382,834
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the process control methodologies crucial to smart manufacturing It aims to develop a distributed optimisation-based nonlinear control approach for plant-wide flexible manufacturing, which can achieve time-varying operational targets including production rates and product specifications to meet dynamic market demands. This includes a contraction-based nonlinear distributed control framework that ensures plant-wide stability at any feasible set-points or references and a distributed economic model predictive control approach that coordinates autonomous controllers to achieve plant-wide economic objectives in a self-organising manner. The outcomes of this project are expected to form a process control framework for next-generation smart plants.
ActivityDistributed nonlinear control based on differential dissipativity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $380,844
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how important the capture of satellite galaxies is for the growth of large galaxies like the Milky Way. This project's method will identify stars from other galaxies long after they have been captured by the Milky Way, using only chemical compositions to identify stars with extragalactic origins, in contrast to previous methods, which only work for a relatively short time after a smaller galaxy's capture. The accreted stars identified this way will give a more complete picture of how the Milky Way has grown over time, and their properties and orbits in the Milky Way will illuminate the characteristics of the galaxies from which they were captured.
ActivityTracing the accretion history of the Milky Way with chemical tagging
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $399,083
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to investigate how the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) is involved in respiratory adaptation to hypercapnia. Chemoreceptor neurons in the RTN are crucial for life however, the mechanisms that underlie their basal and stimulated activity, to control breathing, remain to be clarified. This project will investigate the role of galanin in RTN-mediated regulation of breathing. The project looks to determine instructive and multifunctional roles of peptidergic chemosensory neurons and their contribution to local inhibitory control of the respiratory network. New knowledge from the project may in the future assist translational research into respiratory disorders and lead to technological advances.
ActivityAdaptation of respiratory chemoreception: role of inhibitory neuropeptides
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201828 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $0
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the role of extracellular vesicles (EV) in the transfer of regulatory RNA from somatic cells to germline cells. This project suggests that somatic EVs from the epididymis transfer regulatory RNA to the sperm, and that this RNA exerts its effects in the early embryo of the next generation. This will provide significant benefits, such as a new molecular understanding of heredity that could be key to thriving in a changing environment.
ActivityExtracellular vesicles in the inheritance of acquired traits
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Jan 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $348,912
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply mathematical decision models to important questions of basic and applied science. Advances will be pursued through an interdisciplinary effort, combining recent developments in econometric and statistical methods, cognitive science and computing. The expected outcomes will bring a proven and powerful approach to a new range of questions investigating psychological aspects of choices about health care and consumer purchases. This project will provide significant benefits to the wider scientific community to understand basic cognition, and human behaviour in many domains.
ActivityFlexible models and methods for cognitive model-based decision-making
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $352,616
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis machine learning project aims to provide more reliable ways to identify the structure and function of dynamic networks from both continuous and discrete network data. The project will use all the data and create principled new metrics. This could enable early diagnosis of network faults across a range of applications for example in power systems or diseased human brains. It could also enable discovery of critical functional subnetworks affecting reliable operation in large complex human systems (such as financial systems) or natural systems (such as gene regulatory networks).
ActivityVector network system identification
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $387,834
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel computational platform, based on mathematical, statistical and physical theory, as well as advanced simulations, enabling the quantitative prediction of the optimal search strategy to be adopted by populations of agents searching for scarce targets in any given environment. This could lead to significant impacts on breakthrough developments in cancer immunotherapy, search and rescue robotics, ecological and environmental management, and developmental biology.
ActivitySearch strategy optimisation by theory, functional analysis and simulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jun 201811 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $295,619
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the utility of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), a naturally produced protein, as a biomarker of individual differences in fear responses, and as an enhancer of fear regulation. A cross'species translational approach will be employed, incorporating evidence from fear conditioning and extinction studies in rats, healthy humans, and clinical populations. The outcomes of this project are expected to show how natural variations in FGF2 levels are related to resilience following adversity, and how manipulations that increase FGF2 levels can augment resilience. The intended outcomes may lead to improved ways of identifying people who are at risk of developing anxiety, and novel ways of treating anxiety.
ActivityA cross-species investigation of individual differences in fear regulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $275,703
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the relationships between effort, value, and life satisfaction. Effort, which is closely akin to motivation, is influenced by several variables. The project will reveal the psychological variables that cause effort to have a positive as well as a negative influence on reward valuation. This will help to understand how, when, and why effort influences motivation, and how these processes may encourage healthier, more productive choices, and improved satisfaction with life.
ActivityEffort and reward valuation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $386,140
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative materials engineering methods to suppress the intrinsic instability of novel photoactive semiconductor materials that are promising candidates for harnessing solar energy from water or industrial waste water. A number of potentially impactful photoactive materials are currently suffering from chemical- and photo-dissolution, thus hindering their practical applications. Attaining fundamental knowledge on charge interaction at electrolyte'semiconductor interfaces will be crucial in developing the next generation of highly efficient photochemical systems in solar fuels applications.
ActivityOvercoming the inherent instability of photocatalyst to produce solar fuels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $279,196
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand why some venture capitalists (VCs) are more successful than others at financing start-ups. It studies the role of network connections between individual VCs, which are an important channel through which VCs accumulate specialised skills, exchange information and establish reputation. This project will analyse how these networks evolve, whether they explain an individual VC's performance, and how network-related human capital shapes the boundaries of a VC partnership. The expected outcomes will contribute insights into low capital allocation to venture capital funds the constrained formation of new venture capital partnerships by Australian institutional investors.
ActivityVenture capitalist networks and the financing of innovation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Jun 201810 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $371,923
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to engineer artificial quantum matter that mimics conventional materials in the most direct way to date, by building them atom-by-atom. The ability to directly control interactions and measure correlations in quantum matter at the atomic scale could provide the most direct method to date to tailor the properties of an entirely new class of technologically relevant quantum materials. The peculiar electronic and magnetic properties of such materials put them in a leading position to revolutionise energy, information, and communication technologies.
ActivityEngineering quantum matter atom-by-atom
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $428,161
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate new approaches for frequency mixing in nonlinear ultrasonics, and to demonstrate their potential for the non-destructive evaluation of material degradation and early damage detection. The anticipated outcomes will be increased detection sensitivity relative to current inspection techniques and an enhanced capability for quantifying the damage. This will provide the basis for more cost efficient safety management of high-value assets and infrastructure, and for enhancing Australia's competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.
ActivityNonlinear frequency mixing methods for materials and damage evaluation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201804 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $327,316
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a mathematical framework to better simulate the occurrence of sustained anomalies, such as droughts and long periods of flooding, into the future. These events increase water insecurity and result in loss of revenue, livelihoods and lives. Hydrological planning requires knowledge of how such sustained extremes will change in the future. Current alternatives for simulating such changes for future climates are inadequate for catchment'scale planning to proceed. The project proposes a strategy for post-processing hydrological simulations of the future using an elegant frequency-domain approach. It expects to provide the tools needed to develop hydrologic infrastructure, such as water supply reservoirs, that secure our water resources for the generations to come.
ActivityA Fourier approach to address low-frequency variability bias in hydrology
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $392,913
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach to driver training. For the second consecutive year, road deaths in Australia have increased by 150 from 2014 to 2016. The increase in deaths was greatest for young drivers between the ages of 17-25 years, who remain over-represented in road deaths. The majority of these deaths occur in the first few months after licensing. This project expects to generate new knowledge, where the focus is on developing young driver's cognitive skills about speed choice through the provisions of a training program that focuses on feedback. The results will have the potential to be used by road authorities and driver training organisations to improve road safety.
ActivityA new training approach to address the novice driver problem
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201803 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $383,400
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the gating mechanism of MscCG (a major amino acid exporter) and improve the amino acid production by designing a highly effective MscCG-like export system for selective membrane transport of industrially relevant amino acids. Amino acid production is one of the most promising global markets, driven by growing meat consumption in developing countries. The project aims to elucidate the three-dimensional structure of MscCG and identify important parts. In doing so, the project aims to design more efficient and economic amino acid production.
ActivityEngineering of a novel export system for industrially important amino acids
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $588,960
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to promote higher order literacy skills among economically-disadvantaged students. Higher order literacy is critical for productive engagement in academic, economic and personal spheres of life in literacy-rich knowledge economies. Opportunities for disadvantaged students to develop advanced literacy skills are limited if schools serving these students focus predominantly on basic skills training. This project will investigate contradictions in policies and practices in Australia and Hong Kong to understand why and how disadvantaged students are supported or unsupported to learn higher-order literacy skills. It also explores successful practices that promote such learning, alongside basic skills, for disadvantaged students. This will provide significant benefits such as providing new conceptual understandings of the policy-practice interface and empirical evidence to inform the design of effective practices that promote higher-order literacy skills, alongside basic skills, for economically-disadvantaged students in Australia and Hong Kong.
ActivityRaising the literacy bar for economically-disadvantaged students
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,716
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new statistical signal processing and control engineering algorithms and tools that will enable tracking of objects remotely on land and in space. A growing number of applications require the study of random processes in Riemannian manifolds, that is processes that evolve subject to a geometric constraint. This project aims to provide methods for the numerical simulation of such processes, methods of online and offline system identification from data on such processes and asymptotic performance analysis; and algorithms for process state estimation that obeys the geometry. The outcomes will advance and benefit spatio-temporal data analysis in areas such as transport, health and video'security.
ActivityModeling stochastic systems in Riemannian manifolds
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $407,947
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel approaches to process large scale multi-dimensional graphs. The project will focus on the three most representative types of problems against multi-dimensional graphs, namely cohesive subgraph computation, frequent subgraph mining, and subgraph matching. The project outcome will include a set of new theories, novel indexing and data processing techniques, including distributed and single node computation. The success of the project will significantly contribute to the technology development and the scientific foundation of big graph processing.
ActivityEfficient processing of large scale multi-dimensional graphs
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $383,136
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an evidence base for coral reef management to be targeted towards regions at greatest risk, and those that have the greatest capacity for acclimation under near-future climate change. This project will undertake an innovative trans-disciplinary analysis of coral thermal tolerance and the implications for targeted coral reef conservation to mitigate the impacts of climate change across the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The project will provide significant benefits, by assisting in the maintenance of the goods and services (tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection) provided to Australia by the GBR.
ActivityDeveloping a mechanistic basis for coral reef conservation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Jun 201809 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $591,274
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test the proposal that a terrestrial hot spring field could have been the setting for the origin of life, in preference over the currently favoured site at deep sea vents. The project will involve an integrated, and multi-disciplinary study of the rocks, fluids, and molecules that together make up ancient to modern hot spring systems, and experiments on prebiotic organic chemistry using early Earth materials. Results will be used to develop a terrestrial origin of life setting and assist in the search for life on Mars.
ActivityA terrestrial hot spring setting for the origin of life
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Apr 201804 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $402,934
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new models and analysis methods to investigate the impact of massive intermittent energy sources (IESs) on the performance and security of power grids. Furthermore, advanced control strategies will be developed to enhance the security. The outcomes can provide useful guidelines to assist the Australian power industry and the government in realising the renewable energy target. Furthermore considering serious blackout can not only cause economic losses, but also larger disturbance in other critical infrastructure, this project also contributes to national security.
ActivityPower system security assessment given massive intermittent energy sources
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $386,497
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to examine the ethical issues raised by dementia and the care of those with the condition. The project will examine and evaluate the capacities those with dementia retain for social agency, valuing and relationships. The project will test and refine theories of agency, identity and vulnerability in the light of the cognitive deficits accompanying dementia. The project will lead to the delivery of more efficient healthcare through the development of increased understandings of the relevant ethical considerations for treatment, and recommendations for new and ethical approaches to policy on dementia. It brings benefits to the well-being and relationships of those with this condition, their families and friends, and the professionals who care for them.
ActivityDementia, moral agency and identity
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $244,250
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine and test alternate regulatory approaches that address ongoing and long standing concerns of audit firm quality inspectors that auditors are not exercising a sufficiently high level of professional scepticism. The project expects to provide strong, empirically-based knowledge on the most effective means of discharging regulatory responsibilities over the audit profession. Expected outcomes of this project include improvements in regulatory practice and an enhanced capacity for Australia's interests to be represented in the development of international auditing standards and regulations.
ActivityElevating auditor professional scepticism by way of improved regulation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $357,675
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to design effective and intelligent search techniques for large scale social network data. The project expects to advance existing social network search systems in utilizing the geographical locations of queries and social network data to provide more relevant results, acknowledging and handling inherent uncertainties in the data, and exploiting knowledge graphs to produce intelligent search results. Expected outcomes of this project include a next-generation social network search system. The success of this project will support and enhance a wide range of applications such as law enforcement, health, national security, marketing, and advertisement.
ActivityNext-generation search on social networks
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $352,752
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to perform experiments to measure fluid'structure interaction in hypersonic flows. The work will improve the accuracy of simulation tools that are urgently required to aid industry in the design of more structurally efficient and robust high'speed vehicles. These tools will in turn be used to reveal the underlying physics of the fluid'structure interactions and establish the relative significance of the driving parameters. Accurate prediction of the behaviour and lifetime of structural components subject to these fluid'structural interactions, in which the deformation of the structure induced by the local flow field, can in turn influence this flow field. This coupling can result in damage or even catastrophic structural failure and thus robust design tools must be developed to avoid this.
ActivityFluid-structural interactions in high-speed flows
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201817 May 201816 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $371,923
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new tools for analysing point event data from multiple species and sources, to better predict species distribution and potential response to climate change. The project proposes joint statistical models for such multivariate data, for greater accuracy and for insights about which species are related in distribution and in environmental response. The new toolset expects to provide significant benefits including improved understanding of the drivers of species distribution and interaction, and potential response to a changing climate.
ActivityNew insights from point event data in ecology
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $388,950
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use Oxford nanopore technologies and phage display technologies, to obtain quantitative, single-nucleotide resolution maps for any RNA modification of choice. This will allow systematic mapping of RNA modifications for which we currently lack transcriptome-wide maps, as well as investigate the roles, regulation and impact of RNA modifications in proper cellular functioning and cell differentiation. The project will provide significant benefits, such as to the economy by offering a cost-effective alternative to sequencing methods currently used to map DNA and RNA modifications.
ActivityCharting the human epi-transcriptome
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $217,096
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to quantify the degree to which Australian plant species have responded to changes in climate over the last few decades, and to build understanding of the mechanisms that underpin responses to climate change. It seeks to fill critical knowledge gaps about the way heatwaves, freezing temperatures and temperature variability affect plants. The project aims to introduce a novel approach that will allow assessment of physiological and morphological change in response to recent climate change in the absence of historic data. Improved accuracy in identifying species that will have trouble responding to climate change would allow managers to more effectively target their resources to maximise biodiversity and ecosystem function.
ActivityHow does climate affect regeneration and distribution of Australian plants-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,636
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to control outcomes of chemical reactions using specifically designed ionic liquids as solvents. Ionic liquids are distinct from molecular solvents and are underused due to the limited understanding of their effects on chemical processes. We are developing a predictive framework to explain such effects and this project aims to exploit this new knowledge, using both new and rarely applied ionic liquids to control reaction outcomes. The significance lies in the ability to optimise reaction outcomes without the need for solvent screening. The innovation lies in the measurement of microscopic interactions between solvent and reagents, and the use of these interactions to affect a given process.
ActivityDesigner solvents to control reaction outcome
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $332,398
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new scientific knowledge to govern the optimum design and use of a three-dimensional fabrication technology for the precision manufacturing of micro'structures. It will also gain a fundamental understanding of the fabrication process and develop new models for predicting and optimizing the process performance. The intended outcomes will increase Australia's international research standing in precision and nano/micro manufacturing, while the new technology developed will fill a process gap in fabricating micro'structures and enable industry to quickly respond to market demand at commercially viable cost, particularly for small batch and customized products, and in dental, medical and electronics applications.
ActivityDeveloping and modelling an additive process for three-dimensional micro-fabrication
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $462,710
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the molecular and cellular interactions between host and parasite, as well as providing a quantitative framework for analysing infection dynamics in other systems. Infection involves a complex interaction between the host and the parasite, which is very dynamic and therefore difficult to study by traditional sampling and analysis approaches. This project has combined mathematical modelling with a novel experimental protocol to allow the study of kinetics of parasite replication in vivo. Expected outcomes will provide significant benefits, such as new avenues for vaccination and immune intervention.
ActivityAn interdisciplinary approach to host-pathogen interactions in infection
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201830 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $297,478
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop mathematical approaches for determining features that distinguish one group of proteins from another, based on their amino acid sequences. The groups of sequences will reflect different outcomes, so that identifying the fundamental features can result in targeted interventions against the poorer outcome. A simple comparison at each position or of known features can fail to determine robust differentiators and so more complex methods are required. The project will, for example, help identify HIV vaccine targets by comparing early HIV transmission sequences from those in chronic infection. The methods will be applicable to viral proteins where high mutation rates make this task even more complex.
ActivityDetermining features that separate groups of protein sequences
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $372,734
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide the first fundamental-level understanding of the processes of ignition, combustion, and pollutant formation relevant to a new, highly efficient combustion mode known as gasoline compression ignition (GCI). This project aims to provide information using a unique combination of direct numerical simulations, advanced transported probability density function modelling and a suite of laser measurements in a high-pressure combustion chamber. GCI engines have significant potential to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions harmful to health and the environment. The outcomes from this project will lead to accelerated development of the GCI engine, and more optimal GCI solutions to be found.
ActivityUnderstanding combustion in gasoline compression ignition conditions
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,122
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine whether light conditions dictate which proteins, and hence quantum properties, a marine alga selects. The protein structures determine whether non-trivial quantum effects are available to the alga. Expected outcomes include fostering new technologies which will provide significant benefits, such as improving the efficiency of solar energy systems.
ActivityFlick the biological quantum switch: light controls photosynthetic proteins
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $467,884
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address how RNA editing mediated by ADAR1 alters the interactions of targeted RNA with the innate immune sensing system. ADAR1 editing converts adenosine to inosine within double stranded RNA. It is known that this is key to prevent activation of the innate immune sensor MDA5 by endogenous RNA. However, we do not understand why edited RNA is tolerated and unedited RNA is not. This project will generate new knowledge regarding the effect of editing on how endogenous RNA is perceived by the innate immune system.
ActivityUnderstanding how RNA editing regulates RNA fate
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $443,024
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to integrate a central theme of modern ecology - the relationship between biodiversity and functioning of communities - with the new biological paradigm of holobionts, where organisms are the entirety of the host plus its associated microbiome. This project blends marine and microbial ecology, aiming to experimentally decouple effects of microbial diversity versus function on the performance of dominant marine holobionts, habitat-forming seaweeds. Expected outcomes are to characterise key microbial taxa and functions and their effects on seaweed performance, and how this is affected by environmental stress. This will provide significant benefits, such as providing critical information and new tools for understanding and managing a major Australian ecosystem.
ActivityThe effect of microbial diversity vs function on marine holobionts
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,616
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build secure defences against code-reuse attacks in large'scale C++ applications with millions of lines of code, by enforcing control flow integrity with modular pointer analysis. The state-of-the-art mitigation techniques that are deployed in mainstream computer operating systems can all be bypassed by advanced code-reuse attacks, resulting in security exploits in all major web browsers. The outcomes of this project will be an exploit mitigation technology and an open'source tool that can significantly raise the bar against advanced code-reuse attacks, thereby providing a foundation for eliminating such security threats.
ActivitySecuring systems against code-reuse attacks with modular pointer analysis
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201801 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $382,816
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to design, implement and verify the first ever fully comprehensive countermeasure against simultaneous attacks on devices performing a cryptographic task, such as a smart card or a mobile phone used for an electronic payment, through a variety of side channels. Side channel attacks aim to obtain unauthorized access to secret cryptographic keys used by such devices, by collecting and statistically processing measurements of by-products of the physical operation of these devices, such as the consumed power or electromagnetic radiation. Rapid proliferation of personal devices used for electronic payments or containing sensitive data makes such a comprehensive countermeasure urgently needed.
ActivityTowards a block-cipher circuit resistant to multiple side channel attacks
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $365,058
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims at bridging two fundamental human stressors together in a quantitative genetic framework. The environment changes globally on a huge scale coupled with effect on the age'structures and genetic composition of countless populations by over-harvesting and exploitation. This project will provide significant benefits, such as potential strategies of dealing with future human-induced changes more effectively.
ActivityInterplay between plasticity and senescence
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201930 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to achieve a highly active electrochemical catalytic system for ammonia production from atmospheric nitrogen under ambient conditions. Ammonia is essential for plant growth and food production but its synthesis is energy intensive, eco-destructive and costly. The project will design a functional device featuring a catalyst that will not only provide insights into the fundamentals of nitrogen reduction but also a sustainable and cost effective production of ammonia, a potential key to future world food supply and renewable energy.
ActivityNature-inspired electrochemical conversion of nitrogen to ammonia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative techniques and tools to recommend Internet of Things resources as services for trustworthy and cost-effective applications. Internet of Things connects billions of physical things over the Web, offering exciting opportunities to improve life quality and reshape human society. The project is expected to underpin innovative applications like smart home, urban computing, and mobile social sensing, which can significantly contribute to Australian society and the national economy. It also holds the potential to place Australia at the forefront of research and development in the vibrant and growing area of trustworthy Internet of Things.
ActivityTrust-aware internet of things service recommendation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to experimentally convert layers of graphene into diamond-like thin films via novel chemical hydrogenation and fluorination approaches. Unconventional diamond-like thin films that possess remarkable physicochemical properties will be produced to trigger significant theoretical and technological interests in nano-carbon research. The project expects to impact the fundamental understanding of this new class of graphene-derived materials whilst driving cutting-edge technological advances in electrochemical applications, membrane technologies and quantum computing.
ActivityTopochemical conversion of layers of graphene into diamond-like thin films
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new steel processing technology that will simultaneously increase strength and ductility via multi'scale hierarchical microstructures. Specifically, ultra-fine grain sized steels will be produced with controlled precipitation, segregation and solute atom clustering. Atom probe crystallography will be used to study the structure and chemistry of grain boundaries, providing new insights into the toughness of structural steels. The expected outcome will be the identification of potential new manufacturing routes for future high strength low alloy steels that are stronger, more ductile, and safer.
ActivityEngineering hierarchical microstructures in high strength low alloy steels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $354,171
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to propose and test a new model of the nocebo effect, a powerful psychological phenomenon in which negative expectations are thought to cause unpleasant or harmful side effects following an inert treatment. Nocebo effects can lead to treatment non-adherence, unnecessary GP visits, reduced quality of life, and increased health costs. Understanding how nocebo effects are formed will assist in the development of strategies to minimise their occurrence with will benefit both individuals and the health system.
ActivityExpecting the worst: psychosocial contributors to the nocebo effect
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $406,996
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how caregivers learn about the provision of children's play in the home and community. The Project will conceptualise and explore learning as an activity enacted within the social context of community playgroups and affiliated social media. Expected outcomes include new theorised knowledge for integrating community playgroups and social media for caregiver learning about play. This-will provide significant benefits for caregivers in the provision of play for the betterment of children's educational outcomes.
ActivityCaregiver learning about play in community playgroups and social media
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $365,058
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to discover the ecological and functional roles of cyanobacteria in drylands, and develop new technologies for their broad application in large'scale ecosystem restoration. The global demand for landscape'scale restoration requires novel approaches to deliver on the promise of reinstating healthy, sustainable, and biodiverse ecosystems. This project will harness next-generation DNA sequencing to select beneficial cyanobacteria for incorporation into emerging seed enhancement technologies. The project will deliver innovative and cost-effective tools to overcome barriers to seedling recruitment and plant survival, and enhance the functionality of degraded dryland ecosystems. This will contribute to long-term cost savings to the Australian economy through reduced spending on environmental issues such as salinity, erosion, acidification and poor water quality.
ActivityCyanobacterial bio-encapsulation for restoring degraded drylands
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Nov 201804 Nov 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $357,773
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an enhanced understanding of resource investment and its effects in Southeast Asia. The project will study Chinese resource investment in the neighbouring region's poorest countries, Myanmar, Lao and Vietnam, to produce new data and policy understanding of how investment in the extractive industries can potentially benefit the sustainable development of host countries. This project endeavours to speak to Australia's strategic interests as a key investor in the region, and the policy priority of understanding the nexus between resource extraction, community rights and environmental justice. Findings are expected to inform future policy making in this area, improve business conduct and strengthen regional resource governance.
ActivityMaking resource investment responsible in mainland southeast Asia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Aug 201804 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $362,446
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop high-performance, multifunctional silicon nanomaterials, and to understand their physicochemical properties for bio-imaging. A range of high-quality multifunctional silicon-based bio-probes with novel fluorescent and magnetic properties will be developed for enhancing bio-imaging. The outcomes of the project will further strengthen Australia's leading position in the targeted areas of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
ActivityHigh performing multifunctional silicon nanomaterials for bio-applications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $0
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how the human brain segments complex visual scenes into individual objects. Image segmentation is a prerequisite for everyday tasks such as visual search, object recognition, and visual navigation, yet the underlying neural mechanisms are only partially understood. This project will apply advanced neuroimaging techniques to investigate image segmentation in the human brain at multiple levels of the visual processing hierarchy. Outcomes from this project will strengthen Australia's contribution to the fields of visual neuroscience and neuroimaging. In the long-term, a deeper understanding of complex visual processing in the human brain has the potential to inform the development of artificial vision systems.
ActivityUnderstanding image segmentation in the human brain
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Jun 201805 Jun 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $332,202
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate new knowledge to understand relationships between national literatures and global reading patterns. It will focus on how world literature was used in the Cold War for global circulation by focussing on the English-language paperbacks produced by East German publisher Seven Seas. Expected outcomes include the first thorough history of a socialist Cold War book scheme with an international scope, drawing on rich archival sources.
ActivityEnlisting World literature
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jul 201811 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $353,700
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to construct a microwave spectrometer with a unique molecular source to study atmospheric chemistry. Criegee intermediates formed by the ozonolysis of terpenes are key species in atmospheric chemical processes. Only very recently have small Criegee intermediates been detected by various spectroscopic methods. In this project a purpose-built chirped, pulsed Fourier transform microwave spectrometer will be coupled with a specialised molecular source that will enable their direct observation and characterisation by rotational spectroscopy. This will allow the structure of these molecules to be determined, which will provide insights into their reaction mechanisms.
ActivityA chirped pulse microwave spectrometer for studying atmospheric chemistry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Dec 201830 Nov 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
North Sydney  $421,281
Address NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15050192660
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the role of religious belief and educational training in the formation of a person's sense of self in society, leading to either social harmony or conflict. It does so by examining a moment of tension in late antique Alexandria to understand the processes that transformed classical antiquity into Byzantine Christendom. This historical analysis will provide Australians with a more multi-faceted understanding of the sources of Australian culture, so that they can better understand their heritage to promote social cohesion.
ActivityReligious belief and Social cohesion
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $414,570
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish all-optical approaches to image and manipulate neural function at single cell resolution in the awake, freely moving animal. The project will help build a 'cells to systems' understanding of neural circuit function and aid in understanding neural circuit dysregulation in brain disorders. This will enable new, fundamental knowledge creation about brain function, and lay a basic science platform for the next generation of understanding of brain disorders, critical to reducing their economic burden.
ActivityAll-optical manipulation and recording of neural circuit activity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $680,320
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish the first Australian national facility for non-destructive evaluation, consisting of a three-dimensional scanning laser vibrometer, laser shearography, and an optical de-rotator, to enable full-field characterisation of the deformation and damage state of materials and structures. This solution is expected to perform rapid, broad-area scans, characterise dynamic response and wave propagation in human-engineered or natural structures, and diagnose rotating systems. This will enhance experimental capabilities, with uses spanning many industry sectors including aerospace, naval, automotive and medical.
ActivityNational laser-based non-destructive evaluation system
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Apr 201801 Oct 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $499,899
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build a comprehensive, historical, legal resource for the whole common law world, 1215-1914. The free access -Foundations of Common Law Library- will include reported cases from superior courts, and selected others, in all common law jurisdictions. Databases of other key materials such as treatises, legislation, and treaties, will also be added wherever possible. Databases of case law extracted from newspaper reports, prior to formal law reporting will be included. Citations for all documents added will expand greatly an automated international historical citator to the whole of the common law world, linking past and present.
ActivityFoundations of the common law library
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $468,474
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen Australian research activities in the development of advanced multifunctional materials through the purchase of thermal and ultraviolet (UV) nano-imprint lithography modules to expand the nanofabrication capacity of roll-to-roll printer line. The various processes used to make nano'sized devices and components fall into two major categories, coating and patterning. Integrating the thermal and UV nanoimprint lithography modules into the roll-to-roll printer line will provide a unique and simple materials fabrication platform. It will combine coating and nanolithography processes in a low cost, high-throughput and high-resolution format for advanced nanofabrication of microelectronic, telecommunication, biomedical and energy devices.
ActivityNanoimprint systems: expanding research capability of roll to roll printer
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $832,648
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a comprehensive photomagnetic materials characterisation facility. Novel transition metal oxide materials provide new functionalities, which by far exceed present semiconductor and IT technology. The project will enable new observations of materials- behaviour by combining Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometry with optical illumination, under systematically controlled conditions. The photomagnetic measurement system will cover a diverse process parameter space for studying magnetic materials properties under light illumination, enabling measurements of the smallest magnetisation signals possible so far, for example in ultrathin films and nanomaterials.
ActivityMagneto-optical facility for the search of novel multifunctional materials
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $600,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish Australia's first system microscopy facility with dedicated live-cell confocal and single-molecule fluorescence microscopes. In systems microscopy, the imaging workflow is automated so that large and unbiased data sets of the spatiotemporal organisation of molecules and cells can be generated. Combined with statistical and bioinformatics analyses, image-derived data provides system-wide information that is not easily obtainable with other approaches. The project will enable Australian researchers to image and analyse the full complexity of biological systems, potentially transforming cell biology, drug development and understanding the molecular basis of disease. It will also demonstrate how the capacity of microscopy facilities can be enhanced and bias in imaging data reduced by automating data acquisition and mining of image-based data.
ActivityConfocal and single molecule microscopes for systems microscopy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $792,859
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better understand humanity's place in the Universe, including questions such as whether we are alone or if our home in the Solar System is unique or common. This project will enable new observations using a revolutionary Australian facility, Veloce Verde+Azzuro. Moving beyond discovering habitable planets around dim red stars, it will enable science on the properties and system architectures of planets orbiting stars like the Sun. It will deliver a ten-fold increase in collecting power for Sun-like stars, providing understanding of how exoplanetary systems, and our Solar System, were formed.
ActivityVeloce Verde+Azzuro - Tripling the Power of Australia's Planet Foundry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Jul 2020 2017-18
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Gellibrand  $279,738
Address FOOTSCRAY 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 83776954731
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to chart the extraordinary history of the closure and eventual re-opening of Northland Secondary College (1992-1995). This is an episode known to Melbourne Aboriginal communities but despite its historical, political, legal and sociological significance, is largely overlooked in scholarly accounts. The project will deliver scholarly research resources and analysis, publicly accessible outputs and will provide culturally appropriate accounts of this history.
ActivityNorthland Secondary College: Koori kids' education
Delivery Area 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201816 Apr 201816 Apr 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $430,661
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to draw together history, law and the creative arts to recover, make visible and make accessible the continuous traditions of Indigenous people's leadership in conducting lawful relations in Victoria. The project aims to develop methods of translating these encounters and their insights. The intended outcomes should shape critical deliberations on the future of non-Indigenous Australia's legal and social relationships with its First Peoples, particularly regarding treaty-making.
ActivityIndigenous leaders: lawful relations from encounter to treaty
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201813 Mar 201812 Mar 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $497,807
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve our understanding of claims for and against recognition by comparing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in a settler-colonial context (Australia) and formerly colonised countries (Kenya and Papua New Guinea). Expected outcomes include new insights into the political effects and limits of -the politics of recognition- in diverse contexts of post-colonialism. These outcomes are expected to enhance the capacities of Indigenous peoples to negotiate and of Australian policy makers, development workers and corporations to engage effectively and ethically in such negotiations.
ActivityBeyond recognition: postcolonial relationality across difference
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $320,249
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to compare the level of financial and commercial literacy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous small business owners. It will analyse financial performance, contrast the support and resources available to Indigenous small business owners in independent and franchised businesses in urban, regional and remote areas of Australia. It is anticipated that the research will promote financial health and sustainability of Indigenous businesses and lead to greater levels of financial literacy in Indigenous businesses in the future.
ActivityEmpowering Indigenous businesses through improved financial literacy
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201823 Apr 201822 Apr 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $1,306,807
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen the knowledge and self-esteem of urban Aboriginal children's racial identity. The project will develop, implement and evaluate an intervention called Cultural Learnings. The project expects to generate new knowledge using an innovative, yet culturally secure transfer of knowledge from Aboriginal Elders and carers to children within a school environment. Expected outcomes include improved carers' efficacy in teaching children about identity and culture, improved school cultural security and improved range of strategies used by children in response to racism. These outcomes are expected to provide a positive shift in children's school outcomes such as attendance, behaviour, attitudes, effort and achievement.
ActivityCultural learnings: strengthening Aboriginal children's wellbeing
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Dec 201830 Jun 2022 2017-18
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
Solomon  $689,924
Address CASUARINA 810 NT AUSTRALIA ABN: 54093513649
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to gather data about the needs of partners and caregivers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors. The project will undertake a comprehensive exploration of the experiences of caregivers and develop a psychometrically tested tool to assist in identifying unmet needs. The project expects to provide new knowledge about the needs of this population and a validated tool to better assess these needs. The project will result in improvements in the assessment of unmet supportive care needs in caregivers of Indigenous cancer survivors, leading to more timely interventions, and a better quality of life for patients and caregivers.
ActivityAssessing supportive care needs of Indigenous cancer survivors' caregivers
Delivery Area 810 NT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 Feb 201821 Feb 2023 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $363,724
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the way universities currently -do business- with Indigenous Australians through focusing on Indigenous leadership in higher education. It will identify the essential components of Indigenous leadership and will establish a model of best practice for the inclusivity of Indigenous leadership within higher education governance structures. Particular focus will be placed on the roles and values of senior Indigenous appointments as well as factors effecting institutional fit and contribution to Indigenous outcomes. In addition the project will develop new tools and methods to explore this under-theorised area.
ActivityWalan Mayiny: Indigenous leadership in higher education
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $724,413
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate Aboriginal economic activity via the first extensive place-based ethnographic study of New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Land Council. It examines approaches to managing lands for economic development and community benefit, especially the leveraging of communal land holdings for economic advancement as the return of land to the NSW Aboriginal community will escalate from 2017. Yet the benefits of land-based entrepreneurialism in NSW have never been reviewed. The project will provide significant benefits, including improved policy settings and insights into Aboriginal worlds.
ActivityThe Aboriginal land estate in New South Wales
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Fairfax  $373,754
Address SIPPY DOWNS 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 28441859157
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop tools for use by social workers that measure and evaluate culturally responsive practices with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The tools have potential application across numerous sectors in social work practices with clients and families. The project will benefit social workers who can measure, evaluate and improve their culturally responsive practice, and in turn, the health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
ActivityCultural responsiveness: measuring and evaluating social work practice
Delivery Area 4556 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $678,640
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to show how judgments can be written so as to be inclusive of Indigenous people's voices and histories. This project will extend methodologies created by international scholars for correcting the absence of women's voices, and produce the missing Indigenous judgment in twenty decisions of Australian superior courts. The gulf between judge-made law and the lived experience of Indigenous litigants will also be explored through an in-depth examination of four test case exemplars. This project's benefits include building a new relationship between Australian judges and Indigenous people and contributing to Australia's jurisprudence on Indigenous people and the law.
ActivityBringing Indigenous voices into judicial decision-making
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $512,688
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeA recent landmark study has revealed that people who first arrived on Sahul (the landmass connecting Australia with New Guinea) remained largely genetically isolated from subsequent migrations. However, there is still little known about the route(s) taken into Sahul, or how adaptation has shaped the enormous diversity now observed across Indigenous Australians and Papuans. This project aims to look at these issues by applying phylogenetic and population genetic tools to the largest genetic dataset yet analysed from populations across Australia, New Guinea, and Island South East Asia. The outcomes of the project should reveal both the route(s) taken into Sahul and how adaptation has shaped the diversity now observed in descendants of the colonisation.
ActivityUsing genetics to reconstruct the peopling and diversification of Sahul
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $573,032
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the world's best practices in community narrowcast digital TV and contemporary methods for the long-term storage of both digital and analogue audio-visual cultural materials. This will assist in the long-term preservation of Indigenous languages and culture and will investigate whether health promotion and other messages in Aboriginal languages community impacts on community well-being.
ActivityAboriginal remote narrowcast TV and the audio-visual archive
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201827 Mar 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $458,608
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal aims to determine the role of fundamental epigenetic mechanisms in the process of aging and whether modulation of the epi-genome underpins an improvement in cognitive function. It combines the fields of epigenetics, neurosciences and mathematics to delineate the dynamics of DNA methylation and histone modification marking on the transcriptome during normal, healthy aging. The outcomes will provide significant new knowledge of the variable cognitive decline that occurs in healthy aging and why some populations age less successfully than others do. Better understanding of the impact of environmental change on the biology of aging has potential community benefits.
ActivityTurning back the clock on brain cell aging
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $956,700
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish innovative capabilities for advanced diagnostics techniques to be applied in reacting, particle-laden flows over a range of pressures. The complementary measurements are expected to provide an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of liquid fragments and solid particles in flames. The resulting data, and improved knowledge, will set the framework for more effective predictive methods that assist in the design of cleaner and efficient processes that benefit a range of applications, from engine design to the generation of new fuels, and the flame synthesis of novel materials.
ActivityNovel diagnostics capabilities in reacting, particle-laden flows
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $255,120
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a three-dimensional (3D) cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy facility. The facility will integrate light microscopy with high resolution cryo-electron tomography and 3D slice-and-view focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. The open access facility should create new capabilities for Australian researchers to tag biological events and structures with fluorescence markers and image them using the currently highest resolution 3D imaging techniques for biological matter. The facility expects to reveal fundamental insights into cell and structural biology, and help drive innovation in agriculture, pharmaceutics, and biomaterials.
ActivityThree-dimensional cryo correlative light and electron microscopy facility
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $270,427
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an automated stem cell bioengineering ("AutoStem") facility that will enable critical insights into the molecular mechanisms that underly the loss in stem cell function and tissue homeostasis as we age. The AutoStem facility expects to lead to the discovery of the key drivers of stem cell ageing and the development of novel technological solutions to maintain tissue function with age. The outcomes produced from the AutoStem facility will have significant economic and social benefits in enabling healthy ageing and increased productivity for an ageing Australia.
ActivityAutoStem: a high performance, automated stem cell bioengineering facility
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Cooper  $205,000
Address BUNDOORA 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 64804735113
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis projects aims to accelerate the development of quantum technologies by expanding our capacity to rapidly evaluate the low temperature electrical and optical properties of novel materials and devices. The project expects to generate new knowledge in quantum coherent phases of diamond, high mobility two-dimensional spintronics, hybrid semiconductor'superconductor devices, novel phases of silicon and germanium, and single photon sources based on silicon-carbide. Expected outcomes of the project include the establishment of high performing, efficient, new facilities for low temperature quantum measurement, the strengthening of collaborative links between participating researchers and the expansion of opportunities for research students.
ActivityHigh through-put facility for measurement of quantum materials and devices
Delivery Area 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $464,531
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a facility for mass spectrometry and sample preparation to enhance Australian capacity to analyse the stable isotope composition of silicate minerals. The project seeks to implement innovations that will greatly enhance the use of stable isotopes in silicate minerals by increasing analytical throughput and reducing cost. This will provide better understanding of the trajectories of environmental change, formation of mineral deposits and identifying trade networks in prehistoric societies.
ActivityMass spectrometry for next generation isotope analysis of silicate minerals
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $299,105
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide researchers with an integrated capability for separation, isolation, and precise structural identification of volatile compounds. It expects to deliver a systematic solution using unprecedented, automated multidimensional gas chromatographic separation, isolating pure compounds for off-line characterisation using appropriate spectroscopic tools, for example nuclear magnetic resonance. This will provide significant benefits, such as permitting traceability of (bio)'synthetic pathways, better characterise chemical signalling in plants, accelerate identification of advanced intermediates required for total synthesis of alkaloids, improve detection of metabolites, and determine interactions between small allergens and proteins.
ActivityGas chromatography: separating inseparables, identifiying unidentifiables
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $3,189,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a facility in automated, single-particle cryo-TEM and cryo-TEM tomography (Titan Krios) that will enable atomic and molecular structure research and three-dimensional subcellular and cellular imaging. The project will span all multiscale cryo-TEM modalities from the visualisation of cells, membranes and macromolecular complexes, through to near-atomic-resolution protein structure determination. Cryo'single particle analysis and tomography are recognised as revolutionary technologies in molecular structural biology and powerful enablers of future ground-breaking discovery. The project will deliver significant competitive advantage for Australia in leading-edge structure-based research, drug discovery, new opportunities for applied research and development, and showcasing science to the public.
ActivityAutomated high resolution and high contrast cryo -TEM for three-dimensional structural biology
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201829 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $347,070
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop bioprinting systems that will provide new insights into fundamental biological processes. The 3D Additive Bio-Fabrication Facility - Printing Bioprinters capability will use 3D polymer and metal additive manufacturing technologies to create the next generation of bioprinting methodologies and 3D fabrication tools. It is the aim that these customised additive manufacturing systems will be used to produce structures wherein living cells are spatially organised in combination with appropriate biomaterials and bioactive components, such as drugs or growth factors, in order to influence subsequent biological behaviour.
ActivityThree-dimensional additive bio-fabrication facility: printing bioprinters
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $159,450
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will support basic research into the properties of the highest energy particles in our Universe by contributing to the upgrade of the 3000 square kilometre Pierre Auger Observatory. A major detector upgrade (AugerPrime) is underway to enhance the sensitivity of the observatory for these high-energy cosmic rays. This follows an unexpected Auger result that indicates a significant fraction of these cosmic rays consist of heavy nuclei. AugerPrime will significantly improve the observatory's ability to identify the mass, and hence the charge, of the particles, allowing astrophysical source directions to be identified for the low charge particles which are less deflected by cosmic magnetic fields. The upgrade will also improve the understanding of particle physics at energies well beyond those explored at the Large Hadron Collider.
ActivityContribution to the AugerPrime upgrade of the Pierre Auger observatory
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $264,706
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address a critical surface characterisation gap in Australian research by the implementation of a glow-discharge optical emission spectrometer. Determining the composition depth profile of chemically complex surfaces that are rough, fragile, and air'sensitive is very challenging. The project will allow rapid and accurate elemental depth profiling of surface layers up to hundreds of microns in thickness and with nanometre resolution. Critically this instrument allows glovebox-to-instrument analysis without surface preparation, preserving the in'situ state of the surface. This will fast-track research in battery materials, new methods to control corrosion, and the design of advanced engineered surfaces.
ActivityA glow discharge optical emission spectrometer for challenging surfaces
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Mar 2019 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $637,800
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enhance understanding of multi'scale fluid flows in engineering, geophysics and biomedicine by delivering a facility for high temporal and spatial resolution, three-dimensional velocity measurements. The four-dimensional, coherent imaging velocimetry facility for fluid mechanics research is aimed at addressing limitations of commercially available imaging systems. It is expected to provide unprecedented measurement capabilities with significant benefit to the design, control and modelling of complex fluid flows found in many areas. Applications include the jets used for heating, cooling, mixing, and drug delivery in engineering and pharmacy to the kinematics of sperm and micro-organisms in bio-medicine, and wave-particle flows in geo-physics.
ActivityFour-dimensional coherent imaging velocimetry facility for fluid mechanics research
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $639,369
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the interactions between nano-engineered materials and biological systems through the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies. The project will consist of an ImageStreamX Imaging Flow Cytometer and a Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscope. Together these will allow high throughput and label-free imaging of cell-nanomaterial interactions, which will underpin research by leading researchers as well as promoting collaborations between researchers in the physical and life sciences. This will provide significant benefits, such as the development of new materials for potential applications in nano-bioscience.
ActivityNano-bioscience imaging facility
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $297,463
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build a femtosecond-laser, micropyrolysis gas-chromatographmass spectrometer. The facility will have the capability to selectively analyse very small petrographically-recognisable organic components, hence bridging the analytical gap between organic petrography and organic geochemistry. The project aims to understand the early evolution of life, the response of the biosphere to mass extinction, the migration of fluids in petroleum reservoirs, the heterogeneity of organic matter in shale gas reservoirs, and the composition of macromolecules in biominerals and macerals. The facility will contribute to a broad range of Australia's theoretical and applied problems in geoscience and geobiology.
ActivityFemtosecond laser micropyrolysis gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201830 Sep 2019 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $348,026
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a large'scale, real-world experimental facility for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is currently missing in Australia, as well as in the rest of the world. The project is expected to be an essential instrument to achieve Australia's leadership on key enabling technologies of the IoT, and to provide Australian research community with a unique platform for large'scale experimentation and evaluation of IoT technologies and services. The project will also serve as a vehicle for the education and training of Australia's next generation of scholars and engineers, and contribute to Australia's scientific visibility.
ActivityA large-scale distributed experimental facility for the internet of things
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201818 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $595,280
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a new integrated facility that will allow researchers to characterise the surface structure and electronic properties of materials, which is essential for a complete understanding of their functionality. The development of the next generation of electronic, optical, and biomedical devices requires new materials with properties optimised for the particular application. This facility, to be housed in state-of-the-art laboratories and managed as an open access resource, will meet the needs of a large number of innovative projects and enable advances in many fields including electronics, nanotechnology, solar energy, biotechnology and advanced materials.
ActivityAdvanced multifunctional photoelectron spectroscopy platform
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $727,900
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a quantum gas microscope for ultra-cold dysprosium atoms, realising a versatile system for quantum emulation, tests of fundamental, atom interferometry, and precision measurement. Quantum gas microscopy is a frontier area allowing atom-by-atom synthesis and probing of tailored quantum materials such as topological insulators. Using the lanthanide element dysprosium, which is highly magnetic and possesses both bosonic and fermionic isotopes, this facility will serve the needs of multiple research groups with diverse scientific interests.
ActivityAustralian quantum gas microscope
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $326,367
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal seeks to establish a multi-functional system for investigating surface, interface, and thermal properties of functional materials. The instrumentation features thermo-gravimetric, infra-red imaging hyphenated with gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry. The expected benefits are an enhanced research capability in solid-electrolyte-interphase and electrolyte decomposition on electrodes being used in alkaline-ion batteries, which could potentially pose risks during manufacturing and application. The system will not only facilitate high-quality research and impact the training of young researchers, but also provide a platform from which to enhance Australian materials research capabilities.
ActivityThermo-gravimetric infra-red imaging system for functional materials study
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $557,389
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to augment the existing X-ray micro-computed tomography (CT) scanning capabilities in South Australia and Australia by introducing a large-volume micro-CT scanner. This will enable three-dimensional scanning of large and heavy samples including whole machine parts, limbs/segments, prosthesis devices, large animals and vertebrates, fossils and plant root systems. The project expects to allow experimental testing rigs to be placed inside the scanner to test samples, such as mechanical testing of femurs or medical devices, while scanning, to study the structure-function relationships. This will build unlimited computer simulations of mechanical tests, valuable for precious specimens. Benefits will include aiding in risk reduction, decision making on products and a higher quality workforce.
ActivityLarge-volume, multi-use micro-computed tomography
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Sep 201802 Sep 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $425,200
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a multifunctional atomic layer nanofabrication facility in Sydney with the capacity to provide services nation-wide. The facility has powerful capabilities to produce mono-atom thin films, nanosize powders and two-dimensional nanostructures of a variety of materials, including elemental metals, metal oxides, metal nitrides, metal sulfides, metal-metal compounds, and polymers. This will significantly enhance Australian research and industrial activities in the areas of renewable energy production and storage, microelectronics, chemical and bio'sensors, protective coatings, flexible electronic devices, and catalysis.
ActivityAtomic layer nanofabrication system for multi-functional applications
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $384,671
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enable automated genome recovery from diverse environmental samples, without contamination risk. For more than 100 years, environmental scientists have studied diverse organism / environment interactions using a variety of conceptual and technical tools. Recently, studies of ancient and historical DNA have come to complement these tools and to occupy a significant place in environmental studies conducted over serial time. The project's addition to the existing dual Ancient DNA complex facility at Griffith University will comprise two liquid handling workstations, each being housed in separate, self-contained, ancient DNA laboratories. The new facility will enable many researchers to have unprecedented access to an ancient DNA facility and a high level of technical support.
ActivityGenomic library infrastructure for ancient environmental samples
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $159,450
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a calibration facility for the radiometric and spectral correction of hyperspectral and thermal sensors for ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing. Sensor calibration and characterisation is critical to the accuracy of hyperspectral and thermal data products, however, there is no central facility in Australia for this purpose. This project will provide significant benefits, such as growing our capacity in ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing for ecosystem science, biosecurity, and disaster response.
ActivitySensor calibration facility for spectral and thermal remote sensing
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $744,697
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622