4 C
Alba Iulia
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

150 new Future Fellows to bolster Australian research

Must Read

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by the COVID-19 since late March, where three family...

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021...

Filipinos in Melbourne share their experiences returning to lockdown

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions as a result...
Alice Nicolas
Alice Nicolas
Alice Gregorio Nicolas is the publisher of The Philippine Times.

Improving health and wellbeing of young people, creating better Indigenous languages records, and applying animal image processing to current robotics are just some of the commendable research projects that will be undertaken by 150 new Future Fellows.

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, announced $115 million for the Fellowships today under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme.

The Future Fellowships scheme promotes research in areas of critical national importance by supporting outstanding mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia.

Minister Pyne said the Future Fellowships scheme played an important role in building Australia’s research capacity, now and in the future.

“This is why the Abbott Government committed to ongoing support of this scheme in the 2014–15 Federal Budget. 100 four-year Fellowships will be awarded each year, securing our research future.

“It is crucial that we provide support for the nation’s most highly qualified mid-career researchers. We need to ensure that Australia’s best minds stay in this great country to do their research, which in turn bolsters our capacity to innovate,” Mr Pyne said.

Future Fellows include:

Associate Professor David Lubans, from the University of Newcastle, who will use his fellowship to explore how changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour of young people influences their health and wellbeing.

Dr Nicholas Thieberger, from the University of Melbourne, who will investigate new tools and research methods for creating better records of Indigenous languages in Australia and the Pacific.

Dr Ajay Narendra, from the Australian National University, who will analyse visual information processing in animals that will have applications in computer vision and robotics.

Dr Katherine Szabo, from the University of Wollongong, who will develop tools to allow archealogists to better interpret the nature of different shell artefacts and the social contexts of their production which will enhance our understanding of Melanesian societies and their transformations through time.

A breakdown of funded projects per state and university is attached. More information about these Future Fellowships can be found on the ARC website or in the media announcement kit.

“Congratulations to all the new Future Fellows whose hard work make outstanding contributions to grounder breaking research,” Mr Pyne said.

Get more stories like this in your inbox!

Sign up for our newsletter and receive regular updates.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

We value your privacy. Your personal details will not be shared to third parties.

Latest News

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by the COVID-19 since late March, where three family...

Random Posts

Gerry’s Grill opens 3rd US branch in Honolulu

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) -- Popular homegrown Filipino restaurant Gerry’s Restaurant and Bar opened its third branch in the US in the Kalihi neighbourhood...

Participate in the 2019 Philippine National Elections

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) advises the public that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as well as immigrants, seafarers and students who are about...

An afternoon with Cyrus Villanueva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3BRUbPuNi4   Cyrus Villanueva, grand winner of X Factor Australia, spends an afternoon with The Philippine Times and 3ZZZ on 7 December 2015 at the Sony...

Wanted: Qualified Cook

Commercial Kitchen - North Melbourne area Good pay and work environment This commercial kitchen is looking for a Qualified Cook to join its dynamic team in...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -