Australian School of Business awarded over $2 million in ARC grants

Friday, 4 November 2011  Features

Australian School of Business (ASB) researchers have been awarded $2.3 million for 7 projects in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

The new projects, to be funded from 2012, were announced this week by the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr.

In Discovery Project grants, ASB received $1.9 million for 6 projects. The largest grant of $750,000 was awarded to a team led by Professor Robert Kohn. The research will support the development of new models for analysing socio-economic and financial data.

ASB was successful in one Linkage Project grant, worth $410,000 for a project lead by Catherine Collins on team learning.

Professor Roger Simnett, Associate Dean of Research at ASB, said the result was a significant achievement for the School, "The 7 ARC grants awarded are a reflection of the high calibre of our academic staff and the quality of our research. Over the last 5 years, ASB has been awarded 39 Discovery and Linkage grants with a total value of $12,868,000."

The ARC will announce its 2012 Research Fellowships in coming weeks.