ARC Linkage Grant success for Business School researchers

11 Jul 2013

Researchers from the University of Sydney Business School will benefit from the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants. The Australian Research Council has recognized research proposals from four Business School academics, part of $4.3 million that the University of Sydney will receive over the next four years.These projects will be supported by additional cash contributions and further 'in-kind' contributions from partner organisations and other collaborators. The funding is part of $101.8 million being awarded to Australian universities for 306 new research Linkage Projects.The Business School recipients are;Professor Marian Baird, Enhancing mothers' engagement with the workforce in the preschool years, in partnership with the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.Professor Bradon Ellem, Engineering service work, global production networks and employment relations in Australian mining, in partnership with the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.Professor Michiel Bliemer and Professor Michael Bell, Methodologies for the incorporation of congestion propagation and system reliability into transport network models for consistent multi-scale planning, in partnership with TSS - Transport Simulation Systems Australia"A great deal of hard work goes into a successful Linkage Grant. These outcomes are a testament to the importance of the research and the reputation of the researchers," said Professor Elizabeth Cowley, Associate Dean (Research) at the Business School. "These are great results for the individual researchers, and for the Business School overall."ARC Linkage Projects link researchers with partner organisations outside of the higher education sector to carry out collaborative research in any discipline. For more information, please see the Australian Research Council website.