ARC awards four Future Fellowships at Griffith

Analysing the teeth of prehistoric children, characterising the biology of neurodegenerative diseases, green engineering technologies,andhow the role of community music can address social inequalities in Australia are new Griffith University projects awarded more than $3.8 million in federal government funding.

Four Griffith University researchers have been awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships announced by the Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP this week.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Mario Pinto said these fellowships bring great honour to the researchers and the University.

“I congratulate the researchers for winning these grants against tough national competition,’’ he said.

“With a University-wide success rate of 22%, these projects are well above the national average of 14.5% and help drive our Research and Innovation plan based on impact, consistent with our vision of raising human knowledge and understanding and transforming lives.”

The Fellowships are:

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre) awarded $1,062,982 for Future Fellowship titled ‘The role of community music in addressing social inequalities in Australia’.

Professor Tanya Smith(Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research) awarded $1,075,728 for Future Fellowship titled ‘Illuminating behavioural and environmental influences on human development’.

Dr Thomas Ve (Institute for Glycomics) awarded $818,952 for Future Fellowship titled ‘Molecularbasis of nucleotide signalling by TIR domain containing proteins’




Dr Yulin Zhong (Sciences, Environmental Futures Research Institute) awarded $866,351 for Future Fellowship titled ‘Advancing green electrochemical engineering of functional 2D nanomaterials’.