La Trobe attracts major research grants

La Trobe University has been awarded more than $6 million in research grants as part of the latest round of funding under the Australian Research Council.

La Trobe has been awarded 16 successful grants under the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Programme – an increase of 60% on last year’s results.

The new projects will cover a range of disciplines, including organic chemistry, criminology and mathematical philosophy.

The projects are funded across three schemes; Discovery Projects ($3.8m), Future Fellowships ($2m), and Discovery Early Career Research Awards ($300K).

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Professor Keith Nugent said the grants are a reflection of La Trobe’s commitment to excellence in research in such a competitive environment.

“La Trobe University has an outstanding record of producing world-class research across a range of fields,” Professor Nugent said.

“These grants are testament to the hard work of our researchers and their dedication to furthering our understanding of issues of national and global significance. I congratulate all successful applicants and look forward to seeing the outcomes of their work.”

The ARC’s Discovery Funding schemes recognise fundamental research that could lead to the development of new ideas, jobs, economic growth and improved quality of life in Australia.

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