Competitive Grant Rounds Success
SMMS achieved a success rate of 27% in the October 2008 ARC Discovery Projects round, compared to a UQ average of 25%, a Faculty of BACS average of 21%, and a national average of 20%. An application for an ARC Linkage grant was also successful. The School’s success rate for NHMRC Project grants was 33%, compared to a UQ average of 31%, a BACS average of 29%, and a national average of 27%. Two SMMS staff are on the interdisciplinary team in receipt of UQ’s largest grant in the round, worth over $1.8m. Head of School, Prof Al McEwan, congratulated those whose applications were successful and paid tribute to the School’s Research Committee and support staff for their help in cultivating an environment conducive to grant success.