MCN-endorsed ARC and NHMRC grants and fellowships total $4.5 million in 2018

In the first year of its implementation, MCN’s Grant Participation policy has helped nine researchers secure successful grant outcomes.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded in excess of $4.5 million to MCN-endorsed grant applications in 2018.

A total of nine grants which were put forward by existing and prospective MCN users were successful in their applications. These included three ARC Discovery Projects, two DECRA Fellowships, an ARC Linkage Grant, one LIEF Project, an ITRP project, and an NHMRC Early Leadership grant.

The researchers behind these applications all worked closely with MCN as they formed their applications. The Centre’s expert engineers helped to provide access to training and capabilities, budgets, feasibility information, or letters of endorsement.

MCN’s involvement is a part of the Centre’s Research and Innovation initiatives that were put in place during 2018 and are aimed at providing in-kind grant support for Australian academic researchers who make use of MCN infrastructure.

Working with MCN seems to have helped to achieve success – 33% of the applications the Centre assisted with were granted, while the national average was approximately 23%.

MCN would like to congratulate and thank all of the successful applicants – The Centre’s staff look forward to working together to realise the proposed research.

For more information regarding future applications or enquiries with how the Centre can help, contact Hemayet Uddin or refer to the MCN Research Grant Participation Policy.