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The University of Tasmania has attracted $7.6 million in federal research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).Twenty grants totalling $7.6 million awarded by ARC in this year's Discovery Projects round
The University of Tasmania has attracted $7.6 million in federal research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Key research areas that will benefit include bushfire management, black holes and star formation, measuring the impacts of ocean acidification and the teaching of maths and English.
UTAS has been awarded:
Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor David Rich said it was an excellent outcome for the University and its researchers.
"It is never easy to attract research investment and this result illustrates the high standards of our academics.
"This funding announcement places UTAS 12th nationally for both new DP grants and funds awarded," he said.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Paddy Nixon congratulated the researchers who secured funding.
"The variety and scope of the projects awarded funding attest to the remarkable strength of research here at the University," Prof Nixon said.
"Given our earlier funding achievements this year, this is very exciting - the future of research at UTAS is looking extremely promising."
UTAS' Professor Maggie Walter, School of Sociology and Social Work, has also been successful as a collaborator on the Special Research Initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers' Network, which attracted $3.198 million ARC funding.
In October this year UTAS celebrated the receipt of $9.5 million in the annual national health and medical research funding round. In June UTAS also secured $7.6 million in the ARC Linkage grants round.
The successful projects awarded funding:
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
12 November, 2012