THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP MEDIA RELEASE

THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP
Minister for Education
Leader of the House
MEDIA RELEASE
$354 million for 941 new research projects
5 November 2014
Australian research will receive a $354 million boost today with Minister for Education, the Hon.
Christopher Pyne MP, announcing 941 new research projects as part of the 2015 Australian
Research Council (ARC) Major Grants announcement.
The $354 million projects cover a broad range of research areas, including: school curriculum to
improve our education system; 3D imaging and printing to deliver better health and industry
outcomes; improving plant diversity to enhance crop yields; and preserving indigenous heritage.
Minister Pyne said that a positive investment in research funding was crucial for building a strong
nation.
“The Australian Government has committed to building a world-class education and research sector
as one of the five pillars of a stronger, more productive and prosperous Australia.
“This Government deeply values the need for a robust and thriving research sector that drives the
future development of our industries.
“The $354 million allocated to these 941 projects today is an important investment in
high-quality research that will deliver benefits to the nation,” Mr Pyne said.
The 2015 ARC Major Grants announcement includes:
 $250m for 665 projects under the Discovery Projects scheme
 $70.6m for 200 projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award scheme
 $4.4m for 10 projects under the Discovery Indigenous scheme
 $29m for 66 projects under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme.
For more information about the funding outcomes, including statistics and full project details
please visit the ARC website or view the ARC media announcement kit.
Mr Pyne’s media: 0407 691 050, [email protected]
ARC Media: 0412 623 056 or [email protected]
2015 ARC Major Grants funding outcomes—snapshot by State and Organisation
Administering Organisation
Australian Capital Territory
Discovery
Projects
66
Discovery
Projects
$
Discovery
Indigenous
$26,636,929
2
Discovery
Indigenous
$
LIEF
Projects
$936,227
3
LIEF
$1,580,000
$8,896,720
96
$38,049,876
1
$371,000
1
$371,000
23
$8,201,163
90
$35,708,535
1
$324,557
5
$1,970,341
60
$20,996,920
318
$119,135,792
1
$361,876
6
$2,078,176
1
$333,300
$1,645,784
234
$87,863,804
4
$1,765,000
Australian Catholic University
3
$838,300
2
$878,000
Charles Sturt University
1
$333,300
12
$4,759,864
1
$440,000
5
$1,784,476
18
$6,984,340
Southern Cross University
3
$803,987
1
$170,000
2
$720,000
6
$1,693,987
The University of New England
3
$1,083,488
3
$1,083,488
The University of New South Wales
84
$31,499,459
The University of Newcastle
24
$9,395,244
The University of Sydney
65
$26,147,578
4
University of Technology, Sydney
16
$4,863,041
1
6
$1,710,024
17
$6,429,519
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
20
12
1
1
$1,580,000
25
4
Macquarie University
3
Total
Funding
$24,991,145
New South Wales
$936,227
Total
Projects
62
University of Canberra
2
DECRA
$
$
Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation
The Australian National University
DECRA
Projects
$8,510,068
$5,770,000
23
$8,009,406
119
$45,278,865
2
$643,289
27
$10,608,533
$1,280,068
14
$4,824,092
83
$32,251,738
$430,000
4
$1,456,000
21
$6,749,041
4
$1,442,671
10
$3,152,695
5
$1,755,110
24
$8,921,629
$570,000
$317,000
1
$420,000
Northern Territory
1
$378,818
1
$99,537
1
$183,413
3
$661,768
Charles Darwin University
1
$378,818
1
$99,537
1
$183,413
3
$661,768
111
$40,816,251
2
$1,062,845
6
$2,160,000
149
$54,648,252
1
$236,700
1
$236,700
10
$3,734,804
1
$511,100
1
$612,845
1
Queensland University of Technology
19
$7,888,971
1
$450,000
The University of Queensland
79
$27,986,076
1
$458,600
South Australia
46
$17,458,166
7
$2,490,000
16
The Flinders University of South
Australia
13
$5,038,786
1
$860,000
The University of Adelaide
28
$10,620,380
5
5
$1,799,000
Tasmania
12
University of Tasmania
12
Queensland
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
James Cook University
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of South Australia
30
$10,609,156
1
$390,000
11
$4,124,804
$270,000
1
$358,536
4
$1,752,481
1
$390,000
5
$1,692,000
26
$10,420,971
4
$1,500,000
23
$8,168,620
106
$37,654,696
1
$458,600
$5,653,098
69
$25,601,264
3
$1,062,876
17
$6,961,662
$1,340,000
10
$3,505,195
43
$15,465,575
1
$290,000
3
$1,085,027
9
$3,174,027
$4,145,063
2
$760,000
5
$1,830,268
19
$6,735,331
$4,145,063
2
$760,000
5
$1,830,268
19
$6,735,331
Victoria
151
$56,308,673
Deakin University
10
$3,681,855
La Trobe University
13
$4,303,148
Monash University
52
$19,105,785
RMIT University
11
$4,085,641
7
1
$529,000
18
$8,661,066
50
$17,523,319
220
$83,022,058
2
$510,000
4
$1,372,669
16
$5,564,524
5
$1,764,189
18
$6,067,337
7
$3,870,000
13
$4,566,181
72
$27,541,966
1
$410,000
4
$1,346,751
17
$6,371,392
$2,443,180
2
$1,130,000
4
$1,368,000
13
$4,941,180
57
$22,383,164
6
$2,741,066
20
$7,105,529
83
$32,229,759
Victoria University
1
$305,900
1
$305,900
Western Australia
44
$16,436,731
9
$4,650,916
14
$5,058,013
67
$26,145,660
Curtin University of Technology
12
$4,508,385
1
$560,000
2
$720,000
15
$5,788,385
Edith Cowan University
1
$365,211
1
$365,211
Murdoch University
4
$1,033,976
27
$10,529,159
Swinburne University of Technology
The University of Melbourne
The University of Western Australia
1
$529,000
8
$4,090,916
2
$696,744
6
$1,730,720
10
$3,641,269
45
$18,261,344
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