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Deakin University has performed well in three major funding rounds announced by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
"I am very pleased to advise that Deakin University has increased its success rates in two of the schemes and has been awarded 13 Discovery Awards and four Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)," said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Lee Astheimer.
"I congratulate each of the individuals and teams associated with the successful awards but I also wish to thank those who submitted applications who were not so fortunate.
"It takes a large amount of time and energy to prepare and submit applications and the efforts of all concerned should not go unrecognised.
"Of particular note is that Associate Professor Craig Olsson, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and a member of the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research was awarded a Level 2 'Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award' or DORA.
"This is the first time that a Deakin staff member has successfully gained this award since it was introduced as part of the previous Discovery round."
Each of the faculties and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI) were successful in gaining either Discovery or DECRA awards:
Of Deakin’s Strategic Research Centres (SRCs), three won multiple awards:
Four of the SRCs won a single award:
Finally, it should be noted that one of the DECRA recipients (Dr Michele Lobo) currently works as an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow and another, (Dr Wren Greene) was recently awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
"This is a further indication of the success and value of this centrally funded research scheme in recognising, selecting and supporting the most competitive early career researchers," Professor Astheimer said.
DISCOVERY GRANTS (13 awards - 2 more than last year )
DECRA (4 awards - 2 more than last year)