Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Highlights

Exploring New Health & Green-space Links Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng

Prof Thomas Astell-Burt & Dr Xiaoqi Feng (leaders of PowerLab) were awarded a $3.2 million...

Australia’s largest suicide prevention trial Brin Grenyer

Illawarra-Shoalhaven region chosen as one of four locations across NSW to implement new suicide prevention trial...

Social Sciences Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants for 2017

  • A/Prof Sarah O'Shea from the School of Education has been awarded a grant under the Discovery Projects Scheme. The project is titled 'Capitals and Capabilities: Rethinking higher education persistence'. The amount is: $152,903.
  • Dr Steven Howard from the School of Education has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). The project is titled: 'An early start to self-regulation: integration and intervention'. The amount is: $316,376
  • Dr Bridget Kelly from the School of Health and Society has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). The project is titled 'Unhealthy food marketing to children: exposures, impacts & policy responses'. The amount is: $337,000
  • Prof Christopher Gibson and Dr Andrew Warren from the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities have been a awarded a grant under the Discovery Projects scheme. The project is titled 'Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production'. The amount is: $214,500

Social Sciences National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants for 2017

  • Prof Nadia Solowij from the School of Psychology has been awarded a grant under the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants Scheme. The project is titled: 'Characterising neurobiological abnormalities in Cannabis Use Disorders'. The amount is: $731,571.

Social Sciences University of Wollongong (UOW) Grants for 2017

  • A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng from the School of Health and Society have been awarded a UOW Grant under the International Links Grants Scheme. The title of the project is: 'International alliance for health and social science research on green space'. The amount is: $9,620.
  • A/Prof Honglin Chen, A/Prof Kate Senior, Dr Leah Gibbs, A/Prof Wendy Nielsen and A/Prof Peter Kelly have been awarded a UOW Grant under the International Links Grants Scheme. The title of the project is: 'Creating innovative research training environments for knowledge transformation'. The amount is: $9,985.
  • Dr Amanda Webster  from the School of Education has been awarded a UOW Grant under the International Links Grants Scheme. The title of the project is: 'Linking autism research communities in Australia and Sweden'. The amount is: $7,000.
  • Dr Elisabeth Duursma from the School of Education has been awarded a UOW Grant under the International Links Grants Scheme. The title of the project is: 'Joined forces: A collaboration between UOW and the Colombian Army'. The amount is: $4,000.

Social Sciences Heart Foundation Grants for 2017

  •  A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng from the School of Health and Society have been awarded a Heart Foundation Grant under the Vanguard Grant. The title of the project is: 'Social capital: A social catalyst to keep people heart healthy and out of hospital?'. The amount is: $75,000 

Social Sciences NSW Office of Emergency Management Grants Scheme for 2017

  • Dr Christine Eriksen and Shefali Lakhina from the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities have been awarded a NSW Office of Emergency Management Grant under the Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP) Scheme. The title of the project is: 'Resilient Together: engaging the knowledge and capacities of refugees for a disaster resilient Illawarra'. The amount is: $40,893. 
Last reviewed: 24 May, 2017