Outcomes


ARC Funding Outcomes

University of Newcastle as lead institution

While the below funding outcomes list only the first-named Chief Investigator on a successful grant, the university also acknowledges the hard work of all members of the research teams who prepare, submit and participate in successful grant applications.

Project ID

Chief Investigator

Scheme Name

Project Title

Recommended Budget

Announced November 2020
DP210100426 A/Prof Hans Kieser Discovery Project The ‘Peace’ of Lausanne (1923): Genesis, Legacies, Paradoxes $158,991
DP210100437 Prof Shanyong Wang Discovery Project The pull-out capacity of a newly developed grouted soil nailing system $360,000
DP210101122 Prof Anna Giacomini Discovery Project Efficient geotechnical risk management of rock cliffs $385,000
DP210101487 Prof Mark Stewart Discovery Project Stochastic Assessment of Terrorist Blast and Fragmentation Casualty Risks $703,561
DP210102073 Prof Robert Melchers Discovery Project Short- and long-term corrosion of steels in highly calcareous seawaters $405,000
DP210102239 Prof Sarah Johnson Discovery Project Novel Techniques for Uncoordinated Massive Access in the Internet of Things $400,000
DP210103025 Prof Jianglong Yu Discovery Project Novel H2 production technology using brown coal for clean power generation $370,552
DP210103304 A/Prof Stephan Chalup Discovery Project Estimating the Topology of Low-Dimensional Data Using Deep Neural Networks $411,000
DP210103383 Prof Andrew Fleming Discovery Project Subsurface Atomic Force Microscopy using Dual Probes $210,000
DP210100285 Dr Tamara Bucher Discovery Project Understanding the impact of nature imagery on healthy food choices $353,227
DP210100313 Prof Scott Brown Discovery Project Quantitative psychological theories for a dynamic world. $366,000
DP210100553 Dr Karl Hassan Discovery Project Bacterial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon transport and degradation $416,025
DP210100709 A/Prof David Pontin Discovery Project Understanding the sources of the slow solar wind $375,000
DP210100873 A/Prof Alister Page Discovery Project Optimising One-Dimensional van der Waals Heterostructures $277,000
LP200100537 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Projects A novel platform for the biosynthesis of commercially valuable saxitoxins $419,059
LP200100367 Prof Jinsong Huang Linkage Projects Bayesian back analysis for settlement prediction of soft soils $263,112
LP200100261 A/Prof Matt Hayward Linkage Projects Surviving the inferno: how threatened macropods survive catastrophic fire $234,427
Announced May 2020
LP190101283 Prof Rob Melchers Linkage Projects Ship response under corrosion, fatigue and complex sea-state environments $672,447
Announced March 2020
LP190100510 Dr Geoff MacFarlane Linkage Projects Oyster biomonitor for endocrine disrupting chemicals $150,000
Announced January 2020
LP190100378 Prof Craig Wheeler Linkage Project Deep Learning Augmented Intelligent Grinding Mill Simulation and Design $545,000
LE200100016 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Synthetic Biology: from Genomics to Valuable Bioproducts $400,000
LE200100220 Prof Behdad Moghtaderi Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Adaptive Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography for Multiphase Flows $760,000
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2019

IN200100047

Dr Olivia Evans Discovery Indigenous Improving the Well-Being of Low Socioeconomic Status Students at University $488,698
DP200103287 Prof Michael Stockenhuber Discovery Project Catalytic conversion of Australia's natural gas to value added products $528,000
DP200103507 Prof Minyue Fu Discovery Project Distributed Estimation, Control and Optimisation for Networked Systems $450,000
DP200103390 Prof Andrei Lyamin Discovery Project Efficient Computational Strategies for Three-Dimensional Limit Analysis $395,000
DP200102940 A/Prof Hongyu Zhang Discovery Project Data-driven Approach to Resilient Online Service Systems $250,000
DP200102605 A/Prof Elham Doroodchi Discovery Project Bubble Dynamics in Fine Droplets: Behaviour and Control $280,000
DP200102122 L/Prof Kevin Galvin Discovery Project Enhanced Fractionation of Mineral Particles According to Density $520,000
DP200102364 Prof Pablo Moscato Discovery Project Multiobjective Memetic Algorithms for Multi-task Symbolic Regression $518,000
DP200102346 Prof Juanita Todd Discovery Project Moving from assumptions to new learning $171,196
DP200101969 Prof Graeme Murch Discovery Project Control of Thermodiffusion in Liquid Multicomponent Alloys $490,000
DP200101079 A/Prof Bill Palmer Discovery Project Landscape, language and culture in Indigenous Australia. $445,000
DP200100746 Prof Robert Melchers Discovery Project Longer-term progression of localised corrosion of critical infrastructure $550,000
DP200100375 Prof Victoria Haskins Discovery Project Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain 1780-1945 $191,437
DP200101471 Prof Frini Karayanidis Discovery Project Linking arterial, brain and cognitive integrity in healthy older adults $539,056
DE200101834 Dr Mat Langford Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) The proposed research aims to develop our understanding of the structure of singularities in mean curvature and related flows, with certain applications in mind. $418,410
DE200101622 Dr Yanpeng Liu Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Synthesis of High-quality 2D Perovskites for Efficient Light Harvestings $424,498
DE200100099 Dr Kate Ariotti Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Between Death & Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse $379,405
ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 2019
CE200100009 L/Prof Kevin Galvin ARC Centres of Excellence ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals $35,000,000
ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 2019
SR180200015 Dr Cheng Fang Special Research Initiatives Combination of electrochemistry with sono to destroy and detoxify PFAS $589,007
SR180200059 Prof Behdad Moghtaderi Special Research Initiatives PFAS Harvester: A Technology for Destruction / Resource Recovery from PFAS $820,000
ANNOUNCED APRIL 2019
LP180100704 Prof Rosalind Smith Linkage Projects 2018 Transforming the Early Modern Archive: the Emmerson Collection at SLV $247,000
ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2019
LP180100835 Prof Brett Neilan Linkage Projects 2018 Mitigating the Risk of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wastewater Ponds $456,527
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
Announced November 2018
DE190100965 Dr Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019 Janus nanosheets for the capture of CO2 and its conversion into clean fuels $408,000
DE190101134 Dr Melissa Harris Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019 Contraceptive choice for women with chronic disease $342,338
DP190100091 Prof Phil Hansbro Discovery Projects 2019 Elucidating the roles of steroid receptors in mitochondria $441,000
DP190100113 Prof George Kuczera Discovery Projects 2019 Optimal trade-offs for managing environmental water in inland wetlands $505,000
DP190100646 A/Prof Mark Harvey Discovery Projects 2019 1 potato, 2 wotatoes, 3 otatoes: Lexical access in Australian languages $484,000
DP190100770 Dr Lawrene Ong Discovery Projects 2019 Information-theoretic secure communications via caching $420,000
DP190100788 Prof Erica Wanless Discovery Projects 2019 Unravelling the dominant drivers of ion specificity $533,038
DP190100861 Dr Amy Waller Discovery Projects 2019 Taking action: Increasing Advance Personal Planning by older adults $542,000
DP190101558 Prof Olivier Buzzi Discovery Projects 2019 Solving the Scale Effect for Rock Discontinuities $370,000
DP190101592 A/Prof Jinsong Huang Discovery Projects 2019 Probabilistic Geotechnical Site Characterisation $168,000
DP190102103 Dr David Farrugia Discovery Projects 2019 Young Hospitality Workers and Value Creation in the Service Economy $197,433
DP190102407 Dr Klaus Thoeni Discovery Projects 2019 A new framework for large-scale dynamic geotechnical simulations $320,000
DP190102455 A/Prof Mark Baker Discovery Projects 2019 Proteomic and genetic analysis of subfertile bull spermatozoa $472,000
DP190102751 Prof Lyazid Djenidi Discovery Projects 2019 Wall Turbulence Control: Beyond the Canonical Smooth Wall Case $550,000
DP190102859 Prof Rick Middleton Discovery Projects 2019 Robustness, Resilience and Security of Networked Dynamic Systems $502,000
DP190103221 A/Prof Kenneth Williams Discovery Projects 2019 Modelling and Characterisation of Biomass Materials for Pneumatic Transport $390,000
DP190103307 Dr Galina Mirzaeva Discovery Projects 2019 Novel power system architecture and control for 'More Electric Aircraft' $255,000
DP190103314 Prof Brett Neilan Discovery Projects 2019 Novel ultraviolet radiation filters from extreme environments $395,000
DP190103459 L/Prof Graeme Jameson Discovery Projects 2019 Predicting the recovery of composite mineral particles in froth flotation $540,000
IN190100044 Dr Dane Lamb Discovery Indigenous 2019 Developing a predictive toxicity model for metallic anions in plants $496,166
LE190100019 Prof Hugh Craig Linkage Infrastructure Equipment &Facilities (LIEF) Time-layered cultural map of Australia $420,000
Announced August 2018
FT180100371 Prof Rosalind Smith Future Fellowships 2018 Marginalia and the early modern women writer, 1530-1660 $1,054,816
FT180100123 Dr Karl Hassan Future Fellowship 2018 Breaking through the Gram-negative cell barrier $874,125
Announced February 2018
LP170100576 Prof Graham Goodwin Linkage Projects 2017 Control strategies for Bagasse-fuelled boiler units $243,627
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2017
DE180100894 Dr Zamira Gibb Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Molecular mechanisms of equine fertility and early recognition of pregnancy $365,058
DP180100285 L/Prof Jennifer Gore Discovery Project Investigating the efficacy, complexity and sustainability of teacher change $567,574
DP180101781 Prof Adam McCluskey Discovery Project Micro-dissection of clathrins role in mitosis via chemical biology probes $802,912
DP180102064 Prof Daniel Nyberg Discovery Project Low carbon transition in the Australian energy sector $184,426
DP180102334 Prof Mark Stewart Discovery Project Stochastic Hazard Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Systems $473,315
DP180102421 Prof Christopher Grof Discovery Project Identification of novel plant transporters responsible for sucrose efflux $353,664
DP180102522 A/Prof Anthony Kiem Discovery Project Flooding in Australia - are we properly prepared for how bad it can get? $333,267
DP180103026 Prof Steven Weller Discovery Project Uncertainty in the social cost of carbon dioxide: control theoretic methods $357,999
DP180103497 Dr George Kouretzis Discovery Project Large-scale geotechnical analysis of new and aged pipeline infrastructure $365,812
DP180103613 Dr Guy Hawkins Discovery Project The value of time during decisions $327,019
DP180100448 Prof Allyson Holbrook Discovery Project Doctoral examiner feedback and its impact on doctoral outcomes $163,460
DP180100452 Prof Julie Byles Discovery Project Beyond successful ageing: Longevity - healthy ageing among Australian women $236,310
DP180100606 Prof Sarah Johnson Discovery Project Communications strategies for the internet of things $433,122
DP180101617 L/Prof Kevin Galvin Discovery Project Hydrophobic Particle Recovery using Permeable Hydrophobic Media $445,320
DP180103748 Prof Daichao Sheng Discovery Project Quantitative Risk Assessment of Unsaturated Soil Slopes $400,901
DP180103834 Prof Yong-Ling Ruan Discovery Project Improving plant reproductive success under heat stress: A sweet approach $412,121
DP180103971 Prof Geoffrey Evans Discovery Project Tuneable energy dissipation for optimal flotation recovery $488,418
ANNOUNCED JUNE 2017
FL170100032 Prof George Willis Australian Laureate Fellowship Zero-dimensional symmetry and its ramifications $2,837,520
FT170100460 Dr Michael Rotkowitz Future Fellowship Decentralisation and robustness for practical control of complex systems. $780,000
FT170100077 Dr Nicole Verrills Future Fellowship Novel models to advance our understanding of mammalian development. $928,140
Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2016
DE170100177Dr Guy HawkinsDECRACognitive models of mental architectures in consumer preference$365,000
DE170100381Dr Mariano HeydenDECRAA global analysis of the effectiveness of corporate board diversity quotas$379,000
DE170100234Dr Amir SalehipourDECRAExact and hybrid algorithms for the Aircraft Landing Problem$360,000
DE170100952Dr Kalpit ShahDECRAA Novel Chemical Looping Process For Carbon Fiber Production From Plastics$375,000
DE170100226Dr Malcolm StarkeyDECRAUnderstanding how innate lymphoid cells regulate mammalian lung development$372,000
DE170100382Dr Sze Lin YoongDECRATheory-based implementation of nutrition guidelines into childcare settings$330,000
DP170103979Prof Paul DastoorDiscovery ProjectPhonon based condensed matter imaging$379,500
DP170100756Prof Frini KarayanidisDiscovery ProjectModelling trajectories of cognitive control in adolescents and young adults$492,500
DP170103737Prof Robert MelchersDiscovery ProjectMicrobiological and abiotic marine corrosion of steel in particulate media$423,000
DP170101812Prof Graeme MurchDiscovery ProjectInvestigation of Mass Transport in High Entropy Alloys$309,000
DP170103439Prof Rosalind SmithDiscovery ProjectEarly Modern Women and the Poetry of Complaint, 1540-1660$116,000
DP170100578Prof Erica WanlessDiscovery ProjectElectrostatic Formation of Liquid Marbles$235,000
DP170102324A/Prof Christopher WensrichDiscovery ProjectBragg-Edge Neutron Transmission Strain Tomography$381,000
DP170101813Dr Yuen YongDiscovery ProjectNovel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy$296,000
FT160100353A/Prof Sarah WrightFuture FellowshipWeather cultures: Enhancing adaptive capacity to environmental change$930,000

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For successful applications

We will send the first named Chief Investigator an electronic copy of the ARC official documentation when we receive it. This will list any ARC special conditions and include an Acceptance Form which needs to be completed and returned to the Research Office.

For unsuccessful applications

The unsuccessful, ineligible or withdrawn applicants will receive an email notification from the Research Office, however the ARC no longer provides individual unsuccessful letters. A ranking will be provided for those in the top 10% and top 25% of unsuccessful proposals in the email notification received from the Research Office.

For grants held at other universities

Please advise research-grants@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible if you are a named Investigator on an ARC grant administered elsewhere and whether you expect to receive ARC funds from the Administering Institution.

The ARC requires a MIA (sharing agreement) to be signed by all universities whether funds are transferred or not and this should be emailed to research-grants@newcastle.edu.au when received.


While the below funding outcomes list only the first-named Chief Investigator on a successful grant, the university also acknowledges the hard work of all members of the research teams who prepare, submit and participate in successful grant applications.

NHMRC Funding Commencing in 2021

APP IDChief InvestigatorProject TitleRecommended Budget
2001767Doctor Michelle BovillYindymarra (to honour, respect) Aboriginal experiences
in the conduct of health research: the development of practical recommendations to enhance the uptake of ethical research guidelines
$1,015,164.00
2002882Professor Michael NilssonUsing a national level multi-registry analysis to determine whether prescribed anti-platelet therapies post-stroke can modify the risk of cognitive decline or dementia$446,302.05
2002953Professor Peter WarkER stress-Unfolded Protein Response a critical metabolic pathway for airway remodelling in asthma$789,474.50
2002141Professor Jon HirstNeonatal therapy for improving myelination and long term outcome following preterm birth$799,883.00
2003933Professor Juanita ToddPerceiving is believing: Perceptual inference anomalies in schizophrenia.$344,823.00
2004514Professor Peter GibsonBushfire smoke exposure during pregnancy and epigenetic changes in offspring$1,707,578.55
2004860Professor Simon KeelyWheat proteins, the duodenal microbiome and immune activation in the aetiopathogenesis of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and functional dyspepsia
$1,997,149.50

NHMRC Funding Commencing in 2020

APP ID Chief Investigator Scheme Name Project Title Recommended Budget
1193234Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-FisherPartnership ProjectsThe impact of individualised care plans for elderly patients discharged home from hospital after neck of femur fracture: A randomised controlled trial$475,920.50
1198362Professor Vanessa McDonaldCentres of Research Excellence - Centres of Clinical Research Excellence (CRE)Centre of Research Excellence in Asthma Treatable Traits (CREATT)$2,500,000.00
1197131Professor Frances Kay-LambkinInvestigator GrantTransforming treatment for mental health and substance use disorders: Leveraging technology to bridge the evidence-practice gap$2,090,576.00
1197022Associate Professor Luke WolfendenInvestigator GrantTransforming approaches to chronic disease prevention in community settings$2,738,220.00
1196514Dr Kelvin KongInvestigator GrantImproving Aboriginal Children's Access to Better Ear and Hearing Health through Telehealth ENT$1,123,450.00
1180782Doctor Heather LeeIdeas GrantProbing Epigenetic Clonal Evolution in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.$546,800.00
1181024Doctor Tessa LordIdeas GrantInvestigating the role of hypoxic niche microenvironments and hypoxia-induced transcription factors in regulating spermatogonial stem cell function$559,753.00
1181825Professor Hubert HondermarckIdeas GrantThe perineural niche to predict the development of bone metastases in prostate cancer$372,612.00
1182153Doctor Daniel BeardIdeas GrantShear-activated nanotherapeutics to selectively enhance collateral cerebral blood flow during ischaemic stroke$462,635.00
1182379Associate Professor Susan HuaIdeas GrantDevelopment of Improved Treatments for Oesophageal Diseases$564,008.00
1182948Associate Professor Mark BakerIdeas GrantHeat-shock induced alternative splicing and its role in oligoasthenoteratozoospermia$673,293.00
1184974Associate Professor Brett GrahamIdeas GrantProjection neuron axon collaterals in the dorsal horn: the missing link in spinal pain processing?$500,185.00
1188181Professor Alan BrichtaIdeas GrantThe Efferent Vestibular System as a new target to treat balance disorders and motion sickness$637,703.00
1188400Doctor Nicole VerrillsIdeas GrantTargeting DNA-PK in acute myeloid leukaemia$741,610.00
1188493Professor Murray CairnsIdeas GrantDysregulation of the RNA regulatory matrix in schizophrenia$982,622.00
1186216Doctor Gerard KaikoTargeted Call for Research - Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS)Using advanced technologies to investigate the impact of PFAS exposure on the human mucosal barrier and interaction with pre-existing medical conditions$910,060.00
1189415Professor Brett NixonTargeted Call for Research - Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS)Utilising male fertility as a biomarker of health to understand the biological effects of PFAS$1,301,122.00
1178993Associate Professor Kym RaeTargeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeopleWinanga-li: Indigenous worldview's incorporated into m-health approaches for Indigenous women and children$1,127,874.50
1173252 Laureate Professor Nick Talley Investigator Grant Immune-microbiota interactions in functional gastrointestinal disorders: understanding pathogenesis for improved diagnosis and targeted treatment. $3,000,000
1173681 Associate Professor Tracy Burrows Investigator Grant Better Treatments for addictive and compulsive overeating behaviours $1,554,485
1173892 Doctor Matt Dun Investigator Grant Mechanistic and translational studies to improve the outcomes of high-risk paediatric cancers $627,250
1177087 Doctor Lei Jin Investigator Grant Insight of the regulatory roles of pan-cancer deregulated lncRNAs in cancer cell adaptation to cellular stress $1,399,339
1177226 Doctor Christopher Williams Investigator Grant Advancing integration of care for musculoskeletal conditions and chronic disease risks $1,515,540
APP ID Chief Investigator Scheme Name Project Title Recommended Budget
1156997 Doctor Geoffry De Iuliis Project Grant Utilising the male germline to define our understanding of the biological effects of radio frequency electromagnetic energy $425,394
1156898 Doctor Malcolm Starkey Project Grant Understanding how group 2 innate lymphoid cells in early-life regulate postnatal lung development and susceptibility to chronic respiratory diseases $501,022
1156589 Conjoint Professor Peter Wark Project Grant Development of new therapies for COPD $886,503.60
1158344 Professor Lee Smith Project Grant The Importance of Classical Versus Backdoor Androgen Production Pathways in Masculinisation, Fertility and Lifelong Male Health $507,127
1159616 Doctor Yogavijayan Kandasamy Project Grant The Relationship between Maternal Health and Infant Renal Development and Function $1,552,841.60
1160245 Professor Billie Bonevski Project Grant A trial of vaporised nicotine products for smoking cessation following discharge from drug and alcohol residential withdrawal services $1,833,513.20
1161957 Associate Professor Kirsty Pringle Project Grant Factors regulating maternal levels of soluble (pro)renin receptor and its role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia $578,527.80
1161981 Professor Jon Hirst Project Grant Replacement therapies for improving outcome following preterm birth $892,047
1162515 Professor Adam McCluskey Project Grant Dynamin modulators for reversing immunotherapy resistance in head and neck cancer $1,493,752
1162684 Doctor Jonathan Paul Project Grant Uterine-Targeted Delivery of Dual Action Therapy for Preventing Preterm Birth $461,472.80
1162753 Professor Xu Dong Zhang Project Grant Role of lncRNA glycoLINC in coordinating the Warburg effect and serine metabolism $702,521
1163319 Professor Brett Nixon Project Grant Targeted disruption of lipoxygenase enzymes to prevent oxidative stress-mediated pathologies in the male germline $572,393.60
1165487 Laureate Professor Paul Foster Project Grant Modelling the role of innate immune cells in exacerbation of asthma $1,266,560
1165679 Professor Chris Dayas Project Grant A novel pathways linking stress with mood disorders $751,653
1159094 Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar Career Development Fellowships Translational Research Program in Gynaecological Cancers $483,404
1162666 Doctor Gerard Kaiko Career Development Fellowships Investigation of the role of novel cell types and metabolites in the pathogenesis of asthma $437,036
1153479 Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Population Health Research Excellence NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Implementation for Community Chronic Disease Prevention. $2,497,647.70
1170893 Laureate Professor Nick Talley Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Clinical Research Excellence Centre for Research Excellence in Digestive Health
$2,484,034
1158670 Doctor Michelle Bovill Early Career Fellowships Non-pharmacological strategies for smoking cessation during pregnancy with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women $338,192
1160419 Doctor Rebecca Hodder Early Career Fellowships Improving the translation of school-based interventions targeting health risk behaviours for chronic disease $327,192
1159582 Dr Caitlin Gillis Early Career Fellowships Apoptotic cell clearance: from basic biology to new therapeutic strategies for chronic respiratory disease $417,192
1169324 Professor Christine Paul Partnership Projects Improving outcomes for cancer patients who smoke: The Care to Quit stepped wedge randomised trial to implement best-practice cessation care in cancer centres $1,408,506.30
1169822 Doctor Steve Smith Partnership Projects Testing the impact of an Interactive Health Communication Application on days alive out of hospital and quality of life following surgery for colorectal cancer $298,835.44
1170042 Doctor Serene Yoong Partnership Projects A randomised trial of a multi-component implementation intervention to support childcare services with scheduling opportunities for outdoor free play consistent with sector guidelines $941,274.50
1170181 Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin Partnership Projects The eCliPSE Project: implementing evidence-based eHealth interventions for comorbid mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems into health and community settings $196,973.70
1155810 Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson Practitioner Fellowships Targeted treatment to reduce asthma prevalence and the impact of severe asthma $585,270
1154503 Professor Geoff Isbister Research Fellowship Improving Health Outcomes for Envenoming and Poisoning: Studies of Risk Assessment and Interventions $792,275
1154507 Professor David Lubans Research Fellowship Optimising the adoption and implementation of evidence-based physical activity interventions in schools $724,175
1154837 Professor Brett Nixon Research Fellowship Mechanistic and translational studies in male reproductive health $649,175
1170385 Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Improving implementation of Health Assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in mainstream general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial $745,056.50
APP ID Chief Investigator Scheme Name Project Title Recommended Budget
1137995 Prof Philip Hansbro Project Grant Elucidating the role and potential for therapeutic targeting of TLR7 in emphysema and COPD $925,780
1138004 Prof Philip Hansbro Project Grant Defining the roles and targeting interferon-epsilon as a new therapy for influenza in asthma and COPD $905,904
1138402 Dr Chantal Donovan Project Grant Targeting remodelling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis(IPF) $386,634
1139125 Prof Amanda Baker Project Grant Quitlink: Accessible smoking cessation support for people living with severe and enduring mental illness $1,141,189
1142861 A/Prof Rohan Walker Project Grant Microglial paralysis in post-stroke neurodegeneration: help or hindrance? $512,351
1142862 A/Prof Rohan Walker Project Grant Stroke induced disturbances in glymphatic clearance: implications for brain repair? $491,688
1143614 Dr Heather Lee Project Grant Targeting cancer-initiating cells with DNA methyltransferase inhibitors: single-cell analysis to decipher molecular mechanisms and improve efficacy. $175,000
1144638 A/Prof Brett Graham Project Grant Excitatory interneurons: a sensory amplifier for pathological pain $649,848
1145332 A/Prof Christopher Grainge Project Grant How does bronchoconstriction worsen asthma? $1,064,747
1145998 Dr Kirsty Pringle Project Grant Maternal Recognition of Fetal Sex in the Regulation of Labour $455,821
1146524 Dr Gerard Kaiko Project Grant Functional characterisation of novel metabolites in asthma and identification of new biomarkers $818,464
1147207 A/Prof Christopher Dayas Project Grant Cognitive inflexibility and the development of pathological habits in brain diseases $871,742
1147271 Prof Xu Dong Zhang Project Grant Role of lncRNA IDH1-AS1 in regulating c-Myc driven-glycolysis and tumorigenesis $675,585
1147533 A/Prof Joerg Lehmann Project Grant First ever system to continuously and directly measure the internal anatomy to guide breast cancer radiation treatment under deep inspiration breath hold $404,109
1147644 A/Prof Murray Cairns Project Grant Complete genomics for mechanistic insight and precision treatments of schizophrenia $1,133,341
1147894 A/Prof Murray Cairns Project Grant Network biomarkers of traumatic stress resilience and sensitivity $638,407
1147932 Prof Brett Nixon Project Grant Elucidating the role of epididymosomes in the transfer of fertility-modulating proteins and regulatory classes of RNA to maturing spermatozoa $531,978
1150165 A/Prof Gillian Gould Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship Translating evidence based smoking cessation care for pregnant Indigenous smokers $179,118
1150661 Mrs Rachel Sutherland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship A randomised trial of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of evidence based secondary school physical activity practices. $179,118
1150476 Dr Melaine Kingsland Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship Improving the implementation of screening, brief advice and referral for alcohol use by pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics $179,118
1141606 A/Prof Mitch Duncan Career Development Fellowship Enhancing understanding of the combined influence of physical activity and sleep as CVD risk factors $476,728
1135901 Prof Amanda Baker Research Fellowship ‘Equally Well’: Addressing Comorbid Physical, Mental, and Substance Use Disorders with Psychological Interventions $715,210
1136064 Prof Chris Levi Practitioner Fellowship Discovery to therapy implementation in acute stroke $577,189
1150636 Dr Michael Potter Postgraduate Scholarship The role of wheat proteins in dyspepsia $87,956

Additional information, including previous funding announcements, can be obtained directly from the NHMRC website.

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For successful applications

We will send the first named Chief Investigator an electronic copy of the NHMRC official documentation once received. This will list any NHMRC special conditions and include an Acceptance Form which needs to be completed and returned to the Research Office.

For unsuccessful applications

We will send the NHMRC documentation to the first named Chief Investigator once received.

For grants held at other universities

Please advise the Grants Team via research-grants@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible if you are a named Investigator on an NHMRC grant administered elsewhere and whether you expect to receive NHMRC funds from the Administering Institution.

The NHMRC requires a MIA (sharing agreement) to be signed by all universities whether funds are transferred or not and this should be emailed to research-grants@newcastle.edu.au once received.


MRFF Funding Outcomes

While the below funding outcomes list only the first-named Chief Investigator on a successful grant, the university also acknowledges the hard work of all members of the research teams who prepare, submit and participate in successful grant applications.

Project IDChief InvestigatorScheme NameProject TitleRecommended Budget
Funding Commencing in 2020
1199620A/Prof Nikola BowdenMRFF - EPCDR - Ovarian CancerAustralian Program for Drug Repurposing for Ovarian Cancer Treatment$2,693,815.00
1194768Dr Rachel SutherlandMRFF InvestigatorA big problem needs a big solution: Advancing the science of scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions$1,562,250.00
1194785Dr Nicole NathanMRFF InvestigatorSustaining the implementation of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs in education$1,562,250.00
1196252Dr Vanessa MurphyMRFF InvestigatorPersonalised biomarker-guided management of asthma during pregnancy$1,562,250.00
1200481Prof Clare CollinsMRFF - Primary Health CareAddressing the evidence gap on medical nutrition therapy for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in regional and rural communities$1,028,236.00
1200267Prof Chris LeviMRFF - RCRDUN - Neurological DisordersReducing debilitating fatigue after stroke to improve Quality of Life$1,006,075.00
1201228Prof Peter GibsonMRFF - EPCDR - Bushfire ImpactBushfire Impact on Vulnerable Groups: the respiratory burden and effective community solution$865,011.00
1201096Prof Jennifer BowmanMRFF - Preventative and Public HealthBuilding the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition$1,365,093.00
Funding Commencing in 2019
1179938Dr Peter PockneyMRFF International Clinical Trial CollaborationsSunrrise Australia - A randomised clinical trial of Single Use Negative pRessure dressing for Reduction In Surgical site infection following Emergency laparotomy$783,383.96
MRF9100007Prof Christine JormMRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation GrantRapid Applied Research Translation$2,000,000.00
MRF9100007Prof Christine JormMRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation GrantNSW Regional Health Partners – MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation, Stage Two$4,061,587.00