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$394m awarded for innovative Australian research

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The Rudd Government yesterday awarded total funding of over $394 million for 1,145 Australian research projects.

The funding is for the latest round of latest round of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.

In making the announcement, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, said:

“The research that is being supported will lead to the discovery of new ideas and the advancement of knowledge that will help Australia tackle current and future economic, health and environmental challenges. The possibilities that stem from the research projects I have announced today are endless.”

All NCGP funding applicants are subject to a rigorous, independent peer review process that considers the researcher’s track record and capacity to undertake the work; the significance and innovation of the proposed research; the approach to be taken; training opportunities to be made available; and the national benefit.

For more information on each funding scheme and a full list of successful applicants, visit http://www.arc.gov.au/applicants/fundingoutcomes.htm

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