Charles Sturt University (CSU) is celebrating its outstanding success in the latest round of research grants announced by the Australian Research Council (ARC) on Monday 5 November.
Seven research projects led by CSU researchers will receive over $1.8 million over the next three years. The approved projects represent 39 per cent of all CSU proposals in 2012, the highest success rate in the university sector.
The winning projects encompass major research areas at CSU that will include researchers of national and international repute, in applied ethics, early childhood education, ecology, and information technology. See the list of successful CSU projects below.
CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Sue Thomas, said the announcement represents a major success for CSU researchers in this prestigious scheme.
“It will ensure that a range of nationally important projects take place on our regional campuses over the next three years,” Professor Thomas said.
“Charles Sturt University researchers work on projects of interest to all Australians but with particular connections to our regional communities.”
Some of those funded by the ARC will include:
- education projects on supporting children starting school, pre-schooler speech development, and online assessment of maths in schools;
- a science project investigating better ways of controlling and deriving benefit from noxious weeds like Patterson’s Curse;
- a computing project looking at new ways of processing digital images that will assist industry;
- a project to assess the role of human rights in politics.
Read more on each project below.
CSU has increased support in recent years to its researchers in helping develop their proposals for various ARC grant schemes. Research Office Director, Professor Andrea Bishop, said success in the highly competitive ARC round requires an excellent project proposal by researchers with a very strong research track record and a tightly coordinated application developed over many months.
“The ARC results this year confirm that the University’s Research Office has cracked our end of that challenge. It's an exciting time to be part of research at CSU,” Professor Bishop said.