Funding totalling $26 million has been announced through ARC Linkage Projects 2023 Round 1 across 50 projects, including for next-generation microchip manufacture, anodes for next-generation lithium batteries, and addressing superalloy microstructure defects.
The Linkage Projects scheme backs projects that “initiate or develop long term strategic research alliance” and provides funding of between $50,000 and $300,000 per annum for up to five years.
“By supporting these partnerships, the ARC encourages the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas between researchers and partner organisations, and the intergenerational knowledge and skills transmission among researchers that is crucial to building Australia’s research capability,” said ARC CEO Judi Zielke in a statement on Tuesday.
The top university for supported projects was University of Queensland (seven) and the top field of research for supported projects was engineering (12.)
Manufacturers involved in funded projects include
The 50 successful projects were selected from a total of 171 applications during the round.
A breakdown of funding outcomes for the round is available here.
Picture: credit Western Australian Specialty Alloys