Impressive wins in major grant rounds

Monday, 20 November 2017

I am delighted to advise that UON researchers have performed strongly throughout 2017 securing $21.6 million in NHMRC funding and $11.3 million from ARC.

Kevin Hall

It is great to see that UON continues to perform strongly in NHMRC funding rounds - increasing overall performance by eight percent from 2016. Our performance in the ARC Discovery Project scheme has also improved significantly, more than doubling the number of successful applications in 2016.

As we continue to navigate a challenging funding environment, I would like to recognise the hard work and dedication of all researchers and mentors throughout the institution.  A significant amount of work is required to prepare an application to the NHMRC and ARC and I would like to commend the efforts of all, particularly those who have not been successful in this round.


Centres of Research Excellence

  • Prof Jennifer Martin (Project Team: Dr N Solowij, Prof Jane Gunn, A/Prof Nicholas Lintzeris, Prof Xu-Feng Huang, Prof Kathy Eagar, Prof Nanthi Bolan, Prof Paul Scuffham, A/Prof Yvonne Bonomo, Dr Amirali Popat)

Targeted Calls for Research (Implementation of Dementia Research into Clinical Practice and Care)

  • Dr Jamie Bryant (Project Team: Prof Sandra Eades, Prof Alan Clough, Prof Michael Lowe, A/Prof Megan Passey, Prof Gail Garvey, Dr Megan Freund, Prof Christopher Doran, Dr Alix Hall, A/Prof Nola Ries)
  • Prof Robert Sanson-Fisher (Project Team: Dr Amy Waller, Prof Ulises Cortes, Dr Eamonn Eeles, Dr Allison Boyes, Dr Xavier Girones, Dr Liz Holliday, Prof Sally Chan, Mr Simon Deeming, Conjoint A/Prof Frans Henskens)

Partnership Projects

  • Prof Ronald Plotnikoff (Project Team: Prof David Lubans, Prof Adrian Bauman, A/Prof Mitch Duncan, Prof John Attia)

Research Fellowship

Targeted Calls for People (Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship)

Career Development Fellowships

Early Career Fellowships

Projects Grants

Translating Research into Practice Fellowships


Australian Laureate Fellowship

ARC Future Fellowships

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Discovery Projects

Please join with me in congratulating our researchers.


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