A project to identify new strategies in the design of anticancer drugs is one of 40 successful University of Western Australia research projects to have won funding from the Federal Government.
In total, UWA projects received $14.9 million, more than 70 per cent of $20.93 million allocated to Western Australia, in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding, announced today, which provides $363-million to the country's top researchers.
UWA received $3.1-million for eight projects under the Linkage Projects scheme which funds collaborative efforts between university researchers and Partner Organisations.
As a result, the green light has been given to a collaboration with the Water Corporation which will develop a framework for risk assessment and identifying areas suitable for extracting groundwater.
In addition, Woodside Energy is partnering a project with UWA researchers working towards developing larger, more efficient offshore pipelines.
The university was awarded $11.7-million for 32 projects under the ARC Discovery Projects scheme, which recognises research of national and international significance.
One UWA project funded under the scheme seeks to determine whether poor working memory skills can be attributed to The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2006 finding that between 7‑12% of children in Years 3 and 5 failed to meet literacy and numeracy benchmarks.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said The University of Western Australia's research stood to produce significant benefit to the local and international community.
"I would like to congratulate all of our successful researchers that have been selected for funding,'' Professor Robson said.
Links to further information:
ARC media kit: http://www.arc.gov.au/media/major_announce.htm
Discovery Projects: http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/dp/dp_outcomes.htm
Linkage Projects: http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/lp/lp_outcomes.htm
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716