Arts Research Recognised in ARC Future Fellowships

23 November 2010

Six researchers from the faculty were recognised in the recent round of these highly competitive fellowships, accounting for almost a third of the 21 total grants awarded to the University of Sydney.

Among the successful Fellowship applicants are Professor Alison Bashford and Dr Saliha Belmessous from the Department of History, as well as Dr Melinda Cooper, Dr Adrian Hearn and Professor Catherine Waldby from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.

An external applicant, Dr Maureen O'Malley, who will join the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts next year from the University of Exeter, was also successful in the recent funding round with her project, Transitions and translations in scientific practice.

Other areas of enquiry for successful faculty fellowship winners include climate change, Indigenous land claims, Chinese aid in Latin America, human research subjects in the bioeconomies of China and India, and the changing social meanings of reproductive technologies.

ARC Future Fellowships support innovative research conducted by Australia's best and brightest mid-career researchers.

Future Fellowship academics received funding over a four-year period to conduct research of national importance.

The fellowships were achieved with the assistance of the faculty's Director of Research Development, Professor Margaret Harris and the School's Research Support Officers, Phil Gerlach, Drasko Mitreski, Kate Quinn and Nikki Whipps.

Contact: Emily Jones

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