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Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving $1.7 million from the Australian Government to fund six new research projects to boost the research and innovation sector.
Funding for these projects has been awarded under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) 2015 Major Grants.
“This announcement is great news for Page,” Mr Hogan said.
“This $1.7 million will enable some of Australia’s best researchers to make exciting and important discoveries that will deliver benefits for all Australians and to the world.”
A total of $354 million in research funding has been announced by Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, with 941 new research projects to commence next year.
Minister Pyne said the new research projects—many with international collaborations—was an important investment and vital for building a strong and prosperous nation.
“The Australian Government has committed to building a world-class education and research sector as one of the five pillars of a stronger, more productive and prosperous Australia.
“The Australian Government deeply values the need for a robust and thriving research sector that drives the future development of our industries.”
The ARC’s Discovery Projects, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Indigenous and Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities schemes are part of the Australian Government’s National Competitive Grants Program, which supports the innovative talent of Australia’s most promising researchers.