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Griffith University

Record research funding for Griffith University

ARC grants top $7.6 million

IMAGE: Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics Director Professor Mark von Itzstein has received an ARC grant.

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Griffith University has received more than $7.6 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects.

The record funding is more than double last year's total for Discovery Projects at Griffith.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O'Connor said it was an outstanding result for the University and reflected the continued consolidation of an enhanced research performance.

"It is especially notable, not just for the level of funding, but for the diversity of projects and the recognition of emerging researchers as well as some of our established world-class experts," Professor O'Connor said.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Ned Pankhurst said the grants were "gratifying validation" of Griffith's research investment.

"It is great to see some quality projects put forward by quality researchers being rewarded," he said.

A total of 24 separate research projects will receive the funding, across a diverse range of subjects from politics to health to science to business. Among the funded projects are:

Griffith also received $1.46m in ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards and $310,000 for Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grants.

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