5 November 2014

THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP
Minister for Education Leader of the House
MEDIA RELEASE

$354 million for 941 new research projects

 

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 or pynemedia@education.gov.au
ARC Media: 
0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au
 

Administering Organisation

Discovery Projects

Discovery Projects 
$

Discovery Indigenous

Discovery Indigenous 
$

LIEF Projects

LIEF

$

DECRA Projects

DECRA

$

Total Projects

Total Funding

Australian Capital Territory

66

$26,636,929

2

$936,227

3

$1,580,000

25

$8,896,720

96

$38,049,876

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

$371,000

1

$371,000

The Australian National University

62

$24,991,145

2

$936,227

3

$1,580,000

23

$8,201,163

90

$35,708,535

University of Canberra

4

$1,645,784

 

 

 

 

1

$324,557

5

$1,970,341

New South Wales

234

$87,863,804

4

$1,765,000

20

$8,510,068

60

$20,996,920

318

$119,135,792

Australian Catholic University

3

$838,300

2

$878,000

 

 

1

$361,876

6

$2,078,176

Charles Sturt University

1

$333,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

$333,300

Macquarie University

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

 

 

12

$5,770,000

23

$8,009,406

119

$45,278,865

The University of Newcastle

24

$9,395,244

1

$570,000

 

 

2

$643,289

27

$10,608,533

The University of Sydney

65

$26,147,578

 

 

4

$1,280,068

14

$4,824,092

83

$32,251,738

University of Technology, Sydney

16

$4,863,041

 

 

1

$430,000

4

$1,456,000

21

$6,749,041

University of Western Sydney

6

$1,710,024

 

 

 

 

4

$1,442,671

10

$3,152,695

University of Wollongong

17

$6,429,519

1

$317,000

1

$420,000

5

$1,755,110

24

$8,921,629

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

Queensland

111

$40,816,251

2

$1,062,845

6

$2,160,000

30

$10,609,156

149

$54,648,252

Central Queensland University

1

$236,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

$236,700

Griffith University

10

$3,734,804

 

 

 

 

1

$390,000

11

$4,124,804

James Cook University

1

$511,100

1

$612,845

1

$270,000

1

$358,536

4

$1,752,481

Queensland University of Technology

19

$7,888,971

1

$450,000

1

$390,000

5

$1,692,000

26

$10,420,971

The University of Queensland

79

$27,986,076

 

 

4

$1,500,000

23

$8,168,620

106

$37,654,696

University of the Sunshine Coast

1

$458,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

$458,600

South Australia

46

$17,458,166

 

 

7

$2,490,000

16

$5,653,098

69

$25,601,264

The Flinders University of South Australia

13

$5,038,786

 

 

1

$860,000

3

$1,062,876

17

$6,961,662

The University of Adelaide

28

$10,620,380

 

 

5

$1,340,000

10

$3,505,195

43

$15,465,575

University of South Australia

5

$1,799,000

 

 

1

$290,000

3

$1,085,027

9

$3,174,027

Tasmania

12

$4,145,063

 

 

2

$760,000

5

$1,830,268

19

$6,735,331

University of Tasmania

12

$4,145,063

 

 

2

$760,000

5

$1,830,268

19

$6,735,331

Victoria

151

$56,308,673

1

$529,000

18

$8,661,066

50

$17,523,319

220

$83,022,058

Deakin University

10

$3,681,855

 

 

2

$510,000

4

$1,372,669

16

$5,564,524

La Trobe University

13

$4,303,148

 

 

 

 

5

$1,764,189

18

$6,067,337

Monash University

52

$19,105,785

 

 

7

$3,870,000

13

$4,566,181

72

$27,541,966

RMIT University

11

$4,085,641

1

$529,000

1

$410,000

4

$1,346,751

17

$6,371,392

Swinburne University of Technology

7

$2,443,180

 

 

2

$1,130,000

4

$1,368,000

13

$4,941,180

The University of Melbourne

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

 

 

 

 

2

$696,744

6

$1,730,720

The University of Western Australia

27

$10,529,159

 

 

8

$4,090,916

10

$3,641,269

45

$18,261,344