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Outstanding grant success

  • UNSW FASS ARC Grant Success 2011
  • Author: Ebony Preen
  • Posted: 9th November 2011

Outstanding grant success in the latest round of government funding cements UNSW Arts and Social Sciences's position as a progressive leader in the arts, social sciences and humanities.

Arts and Social Sciences researchers have been awarded over $2.5 million for 14 projects across a broad range of disciplines, in the new Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

The funding announced earlier this month falls into two broad categories, 'Discovery' and 'Linkage'.

Discovery Projects 2012

In Discovery Project grants, Arts and Social Sciences received over $1.6 million for 11 projects.

• Stephen Hetherington, School of History and Philosophy, Sceptical reasoning: its epistemological nature, limits, and worth

• Martyn Lyons, School of History and Philosophy, Peasant writings and social identities in Europe, 1850-1920: towards a new history from below

• Karma Maclean, School of History and Philosophy, Imagining India in white Australia: Inter-colonial relations and the empire, 1901-195

• Mina Roces, School of History and Philosophy, A history of Filipino migration and identity, 1906-2010

• Peter Collins, School of Languages and Linguistics, Grammatical variation in English worldwide: the role of colloquialisation, Americanisation and other factors

• Ed Scheer, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, New media dramaturgy: how new media transform the composition and reception of live performance

• Christine Alexander, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, Charlotte Brontë and the romantic imagination

• Manolete Mora, School of English, Media and Performing Arts , The changing identity and sustainability of the music-cultures and worldviews of the Riau Islands' sea nomads and sedentary Malays

• Fiona Morrison, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, Christina Stead in America

• David McKnight, Journalism and Media Research Centre, Spinning out of control: the management of news by two Australian governments, 2004-2010

• Catharine Lumby and Kath Albury, Journalism and Media Research Centre, Young people, sex, love and the media

Linkage Projects 2012

The Faculty was successful in 3 Linkage Project grants– undertaken in collaboration with industry and government agencies –, worth $941,000. This was a success rate of 50% (winning 3 out of 6 applications), compared to 36.1% across all Linkage Project applications to the ARC.

• Ursula Rao, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, The application and consequences of e-governance for India's fight against urban poverty

• Gerry Redmond, Jen Skattebol and Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, Are the kids alright? Understanding the wellbeing of Australian children in their middle years

• Kristy Muir and Lyn Craig, Social Policy Research Centre, We can't afford not to: supporting young people within their families and communities from early adolescence to early adulthood,

Congratulations also goes to Arts and Social Sciences researchers who have received grants in partnership with other universities.

• Lisa Ford, School of History and Philosophy, who is a Chief Investigator on a Linkage Equipment, Infrastructure and Facilities (LIEF) grant for legal history with the Australasian Legal Information Institute (UTS and UNSW).

• Kate Crawford, Journalism and Media Research Centre who is a Chief Investigator on a Linkage grant with the CCI Arc Centre of Excellence, Social media in times of crisis: learning from recent natural disasters to improve future strategies.

UNSW researchers were awarded $33 million for 110 projects in this latest round of grants, topping the state and ranking third nationally. The new projects will be funded from 2012.

See a full list of UNSW’s successful grants at the ARC website.

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