Funding Success in Other Schemes

External Funding Scheme Awards

Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education’s “Inspiring Australia: Unlocking Australia’s Potential Grant Program”, part of a national strategy for engaging with the sciences
Dr Ian Johnson was part of a successful application, led by the University of Queensland, to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education’s Inspiring Australia – Unlocking Australia’s Potential Grant Program. The project titled “Locating Science: Mapping Ecological Themes in Australian Film and Literature” has been awarded $35,000 to produce web-based digital resources (including an interactive map and social media site) that unite representations of the natural environment in film and literature with scientific understandings of ecological issues.

2012 WUN Research Development Fund Award
Professor Will Christie as Principal Investigator, and collaborators at partner institutions in Hong Kong and the UK, have been awarded $33,830 by the WUN Research Development Fund for the project “Romantic China: Cultural Relations between China and the West in the Later Qing Period, 1793-1850”.

Templeton Grant
A multidisciplinary team has been awarded US$1.5 million by the John Templeton Foundation for a project titled “New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines”. Team members are project leader Professor Huw Price, formerly from the Department of Philosophy, now Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, Dr Kristie Miller from the Department of Philosophy, Dr Alex Holcombe from the School of Psychology and Dr Dean Rickles from the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science.

The project includes four postdoctoral fellowships, three international conferences in Cape Town, Sydney, and Cambridge and the awarding of grants for further research.

The use of a multidisciplinary team is essential to the project's aims and success and it will be located in the Centre for Time within the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS).

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Spencer Foundation Grant
Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen in the Department of Government and International Relations, received a $312,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation as lead CI with co-investigators Associate Professor Michael Xenos (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Brian Loader (University of York) for their project entitled "The Civic Network: A Comparative Study of the Use of Social Media for Enhancing Young People's Political Engagement".

This is quite an accomplishment, as it is only the second time that the Spencer Foundation has awarded a major grant from their New Civics Initiative to a non-US based University. The project explores the interaction between social media, political youth culture and civic engagement.