Grants

Grants starting 2016

  • NHMRC Program Grant. Two Program Grants were awarded to UNSW, one of which was awarded to brain sciences researchers: Prof Perminder Sachdev, Prof Henry Brodaty and Prof Gavin Andrews., "Risk factors, early diagnosis, and effective interventions for neurocognitive disorders", $6,782,730
  • NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grant.  TwoNHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grants were awarded to UNSW, both being to brain sciences researchers:  Prof Perminder Sachdev et al., “BRIDGET: BRain Imaging, cognition, Dementia and next generation GEnomics:  a Transdisciplinary approach to search for risk and protective factors of neurodegenerative disease”, $1,081,489;  Prof Perminder Sachdev et al., “A European DNA bank for deciphering the missing heritability of Alzheimer’s disease (EADB):, $1,556,995
  • NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development FellowshipsDr Fiona Kumfor ($603,912); Dr Kylie Radford ($603,410); Dr Adam Martin ($594,644); Dr Rachel Tan ($604,644)
  • NHMRC Research Fellowships. 3 NHMRC Research Fellowships were awarded to UNSW, 2 of which were granted to brain sciences researchers: A/Prof. Olivier Piguet ($622,655);A/Prof. Frances Kay-Lambkin ($622,655).
  • NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowships.  1 NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowships was awarded to UNSW to a brain sciences researcher.  A/Prof. Frances Kay-Lambkin ($175,303).
  • NHMRC Project Grants, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships for 2016; and ARC Discovery Project Grants, Linkage Grants, Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2016. - 34 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $26.905 million were granted to UNSW of which 13 projects (38.2 %) with more than $12.984 million (48.3 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  3 NHMRC Career Development Fellowships with $1.34 million were granted to UNSW of which 1 grant with $463,652 (34.4%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher.  11 NHMRC Early Career Fellowships with $3.44 million were granted to UNSW of which 3 grants with $1.02 million (29.7%) were awarded to a brain sciences researcher.  67 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $26 million were granted to UNSW of which 10 projects (14.9 %) with $4,346,737 (16.7 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  2 ARC Linkage Project Grants for 2016 with a total of $760,000 were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  19 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards with $6.5 million were granted to UNSW of which 1 grant with $375,000 (5.7%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher.

 

Grants starting 2015

  • NHMRC Program Grant. Two Program Grants were awarded to UNSW, one of which was awarded to brain sciences researchers: Prof Richard Bryant, Prof Derrick Silove et al., "Translating science into better posttraumatic mental health", $10,637,635
  • NHMRC Development Grant.  Three Development Grants were awarded to UNSW, one of which was awarded to brain sciences researchers:  Prof Gary Housley, Prof Robert Shepherd, Prof Nigel Lovell, A/Prof Matthias Klugmann et al., “Closing the neural gap in the bionic ear”, $768,514
  • NHMRC Dementia Research Team Grant.  Two Dementia Research Team Grants were awarded to UNSW, both being to brain sciences researchers:  Prof Henry Brodaty et al., “Maintain your brain”, $6,467,016; Prof Glenda Halliday et al., “Non-Alzheimer’s disease degenerative dementias:  Identifying prodromal genetic/familial phenotypes, modifying factors, and protein variations involved in progression”, $6,449,246
  • NHMRC Research Fellowships. 9 NHMRC Research Fellowships were awarded to UNSW, 6 of which were granted to brain sciences researchers: Prof. Lynne Bilston ($675,810); Prof. Simon Gandevia ($911,915); Prof. Maree Teesson ($739,980); A/Prof. Bettina Meiser ($750,810); Prof. Glenda Halliday ($911,915); Prof. Richard Bryant ($911,915).
  • NHMRC Project Grants, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships for 2015; and ARC Discovery Project Grants and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2015. - 40 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $28.975 million were granted to UNSW of which 25 projects (62.5 %) with more than $18.334 million (63.3 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  4 NHMRC Career Development Fellowships with $1.69 million were granted to UNSW of which 1 grant with $411,768 (24.4%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher.  8 NHMRC Early Career Fellowships with $2.61 million were granted to UNSW of which 1 grant with $309,436 (11.8%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher.  84 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $31.5 million were granted to UNSW of which 9 projects (10.7 %) with $3,529,709 (11.2 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  23 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards with $8 million were granted to UNSW of which 2 grants with $694,000 (8.7%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.

 

Grants starting 2014

  • NHMRC Program Grant. Six Progam Grants were awarded to UNSW, one of which was awarded to brain sciences researchers: Prof Simon Gandevia et al., "Motor impairment: basic and applied human neurophysiology", $6,830,980.
  • NHMRC Research FellowshipProfessor Helen Christensen ($947,925)
  • ARC Future FellowshipsA/Prof Thomas Denson ($892,507); Dr Jessica Grisham ($681,974)

  • NHMRC Project Grants, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships for 2014; and ARC Discovery Project Grants, Linkage Grants, Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2014. - 40 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $23.53 million were granted to UNSW of which 15 projects (37.5 %) with more than $9.43 million (40.1 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  8 NHMRC Career Development Fellowships with $3.41 million were granted to UNSW of which 2 grants with $895,680 (26.3%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  10 NHMRC Early Career Fellowships with $3.18 million were granted to UNSW of which 3 grants with $928,569 (29.2%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  68 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $23.96 million were granted to UNSW of which 5 projects (7.4 %) with $1,358,670 (5.7 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  3 ARC Linkage Project Grants for 2014 with a total of $1,012,000 were awarded to brain sciences researchers.  23 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards with $8.69 million were granted to UNSW of which 4 grants with $1,478,601 (17.0%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.

 

Grants starting 2013

  • NHMRC Program Grants. Two Progam Grants were awarded to UNSW, both to brain sciences researchers: Prof Glenda Halliday et al., "Frontotemporal dementia and motor neurodegenerative syndromes", $11,011,390; Prof Philip Mitchell et al., "Depressive and bipolar disorders: Pathophysiology, phenotypes and treatment innovations", $7,100,605.
     
  • NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health - Partnership Projects. Two Partnership Projects were awarded to UNSW, both to brain sciences researchers: A/Prof Julian Trollor, "Improving the mental health outcomes of people with intellectual disability" ($1,133,558); Prof Mark Dadds, "An evidence-based intervention for mental health disorders in rural children" ($1,265,015).
     
  • NHMRC Research Fellowships. 6 NHMRC Research Fellowships were awarded to UNSW, all 6 of which were granted to brain sciences researchers: Prof. Louisa Degenhardt ($714,745); Prof. Maree Teesson ($652,765); Prof. Mark Dadds ($789,745); A/Prof. Jane Butler ($590,785); Prof. George Paxinos ($808,375); Prof. Richard Mattick ($714,745).
  • NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research. 2 Fellowships were awarded, with 1 to UNSW to Brain Sciences researcher, Professor Helen Christensen.  “Harnessing new e-health technologies to bridge translation gaps”,$3,750,000.
  • NHMRC Project Grants, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships for 2013; and ARC Discovery Project Grants for 2013. - 50 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $24.68 million were granted to UNSW of which 20 projects (40.0 %) with more than $10.03 million (40.6 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 9 NHMRC Career Development Fellowships with $3.66 million were granted to UNSW of which 3 grants with $1,235,368 (33.7%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 15 NHMRC Early Career Fellowships with $4.58 million were granted to UNSW of which 7 grants with $2,039,150 (44.4%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 64 Discovery Project Grants with more than $20.48 million were granted to UNSW of which 10 projects (15.6 %) with $3,186,543 (15.5 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 3 ARC Linkage Project Grants for 2013 with a total of $1,474,748 were awarded to brain sciences researchers.
     
  • List of Grant Recipients (doc)

 

Grants starting 2012

  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence. Funding for two Centres of Research Excellence awarded to brain sciences researchers: Prof Maree Teesson, "CRE in Mental Health and Substance Use: translating innovative prevention and treatment", $2.5 million; Prof Helen Christensen, "CRE for improving suicide prevention in Australia through better implementation of effective interventions, improved risk identification and evidence informed policy", $2.5 million.
     
  • NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health - Partnership Projects. 3 Partnership Projects were awarded to UNSW of which 1 was granted to a brain sciences researcher: Prof. Marie-Paule Austin, "The Australian perinatal mental health reforms: using population data to evaluate their impact on service utilisation and related cost-effectiveness" ($508,720).
     
  • NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research Grants. 3 Mental Health Research Grants were awarded to UNSW, all of which were granted to brain sciences researchers: Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin, Prof. Maree Teesson et al. "A randomised clinical trial of internet-based treatment for binge drinking and depression in young Australians" ($909,585); Prof. Richard Bryant, A/Prof. Zachary Steel et al. "Enhancing adolescent mental health in indigenous Australians" ($1,549,875); Prof. Maree Teesson, Prof. Gavin Andrew, Dr Timothy Slade et al. "Internet-based universal prevention for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians" ($1,709,987).
     
  • NHMRC Research Fellowships. 5 NHMRC Research Fellowships were awarded to UNSW of which 4 were granted to brain sciences researchers: A/Prof. Janet Taylor ($580,910); Prof. Stephen Lord ($869,860); Prof. Cynthia Shannon-Weickert ($580,910); Dr Richard Fitzpatrick ($580,910).
     
  • Dr Ehsan Arabzadeh, Dr Gilles Guillemin, A/Prof Gavan McNally and Dr Pall Thordarson awarded Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
     
  • NHMRC Project Grants, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships for 2012; ARC Discovery Project Grants and ARC Linkage Grants for 2012. - 48 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $26.49 million were granted to UNSW of which 17 projects (35.4 %) with more than $8.42 million (31.8 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 5 NHMRC Career Development Fellowships with $2.04 million were granted to UNSW of which one grant with $432,568 (21.2%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher. 9 NHMRC Early Career Fellowships with $2.89 million were granted to UNSW of which three grants with $1,079,476 (37.3%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 84 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $24.55 million were granted to UNSW of which 10 projects (11.9 %) with $2,898,417 (11.8 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 2 ARC Linkage Project Grants for 2012 (round 2) with a total of $758,724 were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 1 ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Grant for 2012 was awarded to brain sciences researchers.
     
  • List of Grant Recipients (doc)

 

Grants starting 2011

  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence. Prof Skye McDonald, "Centre in traumatic brain injury", $2.5 million.
     
  • Neuroscience Research Australia received a $6 million funding boost from the NSW Government. This will contribute to fit out the state-of-the-art neuroscience research facility on the Prince of Wales hospital campus. This announcement was part of a $16 million funding injection for the Randwick medical precinct, including UNSW. > further details
     
  • ARC Linkage grant. Prof Mark Dadds, Dr David Hawes, Assoc. Prof John Brennan; "Development of a comprehensive model and programmed intervention for emotion processing deficits in childhood-onset mental health problems" ($371,572); Dr Thomas Denson, Dr Lisa Zadro, Assoc. Prof Michelle Moulds; "Psychological factors that lead to risky, aggressive, and impaired driving" ($300,000).
     
  • Prof Gary Housley secured an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with support from Cochlear Ltd to develop a better performing next-generation cochlear implant device ($1.48m over five years).
     
  • NHMRC Project Grants, ARC Discovery Project Grants, and ARC Linkage Grants for 2011 - 41 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $21.23 million were granted to UNSW of which 16 projects (39%) with more than $7.32 million (34.5%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 5 NHMRC Career Development Awards with $2 million were granted to UNSW of which one grant with $384,160 (19.2%) was awarded to a brain sciences researcher. 85 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $25.65 million were granted to UNSW of which 5 projects (5.9%) with $1,887,143 (7.4%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 30 ARC Linkage Grants with more than $8.34 million were granted to UNSW of which 4 projects (13.3 %) with $886,794 (10.6 %) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.
     
  • List of grant recipients (doc)

 

Grants starting 2010

  • NHMRC Project Grants and Partnership for Better Health Grants, ARC Discovery Project Grants, and ARC Linkage Grants 2010 - 47 NHMRC Project Grants with more than $26.3 million were granted to UNSW of which 17 projects (36%) with $9,439,595 (about 36%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 4 Partnership for Better Health Grants with $3.96 million were granted to UNSW of which one grant with $1.5 million (38%) was awarded to Lord et. al, a brain sciences researcher. Collectively, brain sciences researchers accounted for $10,939,595 (36%) of NHMRC Project Grants and Partnership for Better Health Grants awarded to UNSW (total for UNSW being $30.274 million). 94 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $36 million were granted to UNSW of which 9 projects (10%) with $3,088,195 (about 8.5%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. An ARC Linkage Grant for $632,000 was awarded to Bryant et al.
     
  • List of grant recipients (doc)
     
  • LIEF ARC grant. Prof Caroline Rae et al; "State-of-the-art upgrade to multi-transmit multi-receive technology for research dedicated 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner" ($400,000); Dr Pall Thordarson et al; "A unique soft matter high-performance scanning probe microscopy (HP-SPM) facility" ($450,000).
     
  • A/Prof Matthias Klugmann and Dr Mike le Pelley awarded Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
     
  • Scientia Professor Richard Bryant awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship (ARC) - $2.7 million over 5 years - for research on improving mental health of indigenous children.
     
  • Scientia Professor Richard Bryant et al. received an ARC Linkage Grant for $1,021,140 over 5 years, the largest single grant to UNSW. The project is aimed at "Enhancing Mental Health in Aboriginal Children".
     
  • Professor Gary Housley received an ARC Linkage Grant for $354,000 over 4 years for a project on "Gene Therapy to Enhance Auditory Prosthesis Performance for Cochlear Implants".
     
  • Scientia Professor Richard Bryant and Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev renewal of NHMRC Program Grants. * Richard Bryant (School of Psychology) and Derrick Silove (School of Psychiatry) will receive $7.06 million over 5 years for "Post-traumatic Mental Health: Advancing Understanding of Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanisms". * Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty and Gavin Andrews (School of Psychiatry) will receive $6.09 million over 5 years for "Prevention, Early Detection and Effective Management of Neurocognitive Disorders in the Elderly".

 

Grants starting 2009

  • Scientia Professor George Paxinos awarded a NHMRC Australia Fellowship. The $4 million grant that accompanies the Fellowship will be used to develop brain atlases, incl. the cortex, to inform treatment for major neurological diseases.
     
  • Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev received a $2.4 million NHMRC Capacity Building Grant. Funds will be used to research neuropsychiatric issues facing Australia's ageing population.
     
  • Dr Melissa Green awarded one of the prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
     
  • NHMRC Project and Development Grants, ARC Discovery Project Grants, and ARC Linkage Grants 2009 - 51 NHMRC Project and Development Grants with more than $23 million were granted to UNSW of which 23 projects (45%) with $9,191,589 (about 40%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers. 78 ARC Discovery Project Grants with more than $27 million were granted to UNSW of which 12 projects (15%) with $3,666,000 (about 14%) were awarded to brain sciences researchers.
     
  • List of grant recipients (doc)
     
  • Lucette Cysique who came to UNSW from the University of California, San Diego, as a Brain Sciences UNSW Postdoctoral Fellow, has success with obtaining a NHMRC Project Grant for 2009 so early in her research career.