$47 million in funding for researches at Monash University Peninsula campus

Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley today congratulated Monash University for receiving almost $48 million from the Australian Government to fund 106 new research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC).

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Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley today congratulated Monash University for receiving almost $48 million from the Australian Government to fund 106 new research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC).   Mr Crewther said the funding will allow important research to begin in Dunkley, including:

  • $329,000 for a discovery project that aims to develop imaging technology to see objects normally invisible with X-rays. It will develop an X-ray imaging system that should provide greater sensitivity to subtle changes in material composition than conventional radiography.

“This announcement is great news for Frankston and will build research capacity at Monash University,” Mr Crewther said.

“This $47,919,000 will enable some of our region’s best researchers to make exciting and critical discoveries that will have flow on effects for our local communities and the nation.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced funding of $416.6 million for 989 new research projects across a number of Australian universities.   Minister Birmingham said the new research—funded through the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program—represented a significant investment in a wide variety of fundamental and applied research projects, growing Australia’s research capacity and infrastructure, and supporting the next generation of researchers.   More information on the ARC’s Major Grants announcement is available on the ARC website www.arc.gov.au

For information on Monash University visit www.monash.edu

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