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100 Future Fellows Awarded Funding

100 Future Fellows Awarded Funding


 27 July 2023

100 Future Fellows Awarded Funding


One hundred Future Fellows across Australia will share in more than $97 million in grants under the 2023 Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme.

ARC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Judi Zielke PSM, today applauded the successful recipients’ dedication and hard work in undertaking high-quality research.

“It’s wonderful to see the breadth of topics that will be explored in this round of the Future Fellowships scheme. The projects range from an analysis of some of the world’s most significant rock art locations that will transform our understanding of rock art heritage sites and provide invaluable foundations for future approaches towards heritage management; to a project that offers the first evidence linking noise in the brain’s electrical activity to cognitive ageing, advancing the knowledge of and ultimately improving the quality of life for Australia’s ageing population,” Ms Zielke said.

The Future Fellowships scheme facilitates research excellence by supporting outstanding mid-career researchers to undertake high quality research in areas of national and international benefit. The Fellowships honour the recipients’ dedication, hard work, high-quality research, and leadership ability.

Awarded ARC Future Fellowships includes:

  • Victoria University ($986,434): to study the impact and legacies of Australian sporting iconography to understand the roles that sport plays in shaping national pride, passions, concerns, and movements for social change.
  • The Australian National University ($1,097,322): to identify the plant traits that promote wheat yield and nutritional quality in a warmer, high-CO2 world, which will ultimately help protect Australia’s national wheat production and export income, and enhance food security.
  • University of Technology, Sydney ($828,774): to develop innovative ways of attacking antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the development of pioneering, technological approaches to how changes in bacteria relate to antibiotic resistance at a molecular scale, enabling the design of novel therapeutics specifically targeting this mode of bacterial lifestyle. Once adopted the outcomes from this project would result in better health for Australians, a stronger agricultural sector and reduced economic cost.
  • Flinders University ($1,118,902): to study Australia’s deep past: the submerged cultural heritage of Australia’s continental shelf to extend our knowledge of the vast submerged cultural landscapes on the Australian continental shelf, which remains one of the critical gaps in Australian archaeology.

For full details of the 2023 ARC Future Fellowship funding outcomes, visit the ARC website.

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