ARC Linkage success: Diversity in research

4 July 2012

Australian Research Council Linkage Projects link researchers with partner organisations outside of the higher education sector to carry out collaborative research in any discipline. 

In the latest round of ARC Linkage results $3.76 million will be awarded to 10 projects from the University of Sydney over the next four years.

A broad range of disciplines secured Linkage grants, including the School of Physics, Sydney Law School, Faculty of Veterinary Science, School of Public Health, and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

Koala conservation, lowering emissions from buildings and an evaluation of immigration policy are just some of the projects that will benefit from the funding.

SOPHI secured Sydney's largest grant this round, $820,000, to investigate stories associated with Sydney's Quarantine Station and the international connections binding the history of quarantine with immigration sites around the world.

These projects will be supported by additional $1.6 million cash contributions and further 'in-kind' contributions of around $6.8 million from partner organisations and other collaborators.

The funding is part of almost $59 million being awarded to Australian universities for 185 new research Linkage Projects to start in July 2012.