Newcastle University awarded $21.7m for medical research funding

THE University of Newcastle has been awarded $21.7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council, placing it seventh in Australia for University-based health and medical research funding in the 2013 funding round.

The funding will support 31 research projects including nine research fellowships. 

“The funding of $21.7 million is the highest total NHMRC funding ever awarded to Newcastle, and we have secured our highest ever share of the national funds available this year,” vice-chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said.

“The university also achieved the highest overall application success rate of any university in the country.”

Acting deputy vice-chancellor (research), Nick Talley, said the university’s outstanding results were a tribute to the commitment, innovation and consistent focus on delivering world-class research.

“Newcastle is home to health and medical researchers who are global leaders in their field. These funding results speak to the enormous talent and energy that position the University of Newcastle and the Hunter as a centre of excellence for research that delivers terrific health and medical outcomes for our community.”

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