Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.
A deep-sea canyon new to science has been discovered on the continental shelf near the Montebello Islands by students from The University of Western Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania.
Applications are now invited for UWA Research Development Awards commencing in 2011. The UWA Research Development Awards provide an opportunity for early career researchers to develop skills required for submitting grant applications and research plans. These skills would be built upon for future research projects and to build track records for external grant competitiveness.
An Australia-first trial that will monitor the performance, environmental benefits, policy, infrastructure and practical implications for electric vehicle fleets was launched at UWA on Thursday, 11 May.
Western Australia's future transport infrastructure needs will be discussed through the lenses of government, industry and academia at a free public event at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 20 April at the UWA Business School (please note that the date has been postponed from 17 March).
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships 2010 application form is now available through the ARC website. Please notify Tim Pitman in the UWA Research Development Office if you intend to apply or are the contact point for an external applicant.