The Australian National University (ANU) has won $24 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for 58 research projects across the University, including Dr Ceridwen Fraser from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, who won $384,014 to lead a Discovery Project on the extent of Antarctica’s biological isolation.
Acting ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Harding said the funding highlighted the breadth and significance of research across the University. “The ARC funding is great news for ANU and will help fund research that tackles some of the biggest challenges facing Australia and the world,” Professor Harding said.
“It is great to see our researchers taking on the big challenges with projects that enhance the reputation of our University around the world. “On behalf of the University, I congratulate each of our winners and wish then success with their projects.” Professor Harding said the results highlighted the talents of female early-career researchers, with 13 of the 20 DECRA awards at ANU going to female researchers.