1 November 2016
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo today congratulated Griffith University for receiving more than $11 million from the Coalition Government to fund 27 new research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Mr Ciobo said the funding will allow important research to begin including:
- $600,000 to establish a Coastal Engineering Research Field Station with instrument modules for measuring waves, tides, currents seabeds, beach profiles and sediment characteristics.
- $334,000 to an Early Career Researcher to provide a better interview framework to be used by police in the investigation and possible prosecution of sexual assault allegations.
- $427,000 for a Discovery Projects researcher to understand the physics of three-dimensional cell cultures to support future high-quality cell cultures suitable for transplantation therapies.
“This announcement is great news for the Gold Coast and will build research capacity at Griffith University,” Mr Ciobo said.
“This $11.46 million will enable some of our region’s best researchers to make exciting discoveries which will have flow on effects for our local communities and the nation.”
The funding for Griffith University is part of $416.6 million for 989 new research projects across a number of Australian universities.
The new research—funded through the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program—represents a significant investment in a wide variety of fundamental and applied research projects, growing Australia’s research capacity and infrastructure, and supporting the next generation of researchers.
More information on the ARC’S Major Grants announcement is available on the ARC website: http://www.arc.gov.au/.