Nov 19, 2010

University of Sydney receives $15.8 million for outstanding research

Twenty one fellows from the University of Sydney have been awarded Federal Government fellowships to continue ground-breaking research.

The $15,808,752 funding for the fellowships comes from the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme, for 2010.

“The Future Fellowships scheme is specifically designed to promote research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia.

“I would like to congratulate all the successful applicants who have been working in important fields such as Education, Health, Engineering, the Environment, Business, Chemistry and Information Technology for many years,” Anthony said.

“Future Fellowships aims to attract and retain the best and brightest researchers in Australia and avoid the movement of highly qualified researchers overseas.”

“Top class research is important to make sure that people stay well, maintain a good quality of life and have the skills to compete for high quality jobs.

“This announcement is great news for the University of Sydney and for the Inner West. The community will benefit from new opportunities these research projects will provide.”

A total of 200 Future Fellowships have been funded for 2010 at a value of $143.8 million.

For more information on the scheme, and a full list of successful projects, visit www.arc.gov.au