Research grants: usual unis, usual disciplines

The Australian Research Council announces a new round of the future making and breaking for young academics; the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

The $86m funding pool is shared by 200 applicants, with a 20 per cent success rate.

It’s business as usual in allocations, with the Group of Eight picking up 123 grants, which is pretty much the norm in large ARC schemes.

  • Uni Queensland: 24
  • Uni Melbourne: 21
  • Monash U: 19
  • ANU: 18
  • UNSW: 14
  • Uni Sydney: 12
  • Uni Adelaide: 10
  • UWA: 5
  • QUT did well, with 11 awards.

Engineering was the most successful discipline, by a wide margin – with 43 awards, well ahead of Biological Sciences, with 31. At the other end, Creative Arts, Economics and Education all had one each.



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