New hotspots of excellence

8 September 2016

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded $283.5 million to establish nine new ARC Centres of Excellence.

The centres, which each will receive around $30 million, will be administered by seven Australian universities and involve a further 163 participating organisations from across 27 countries. Together, the partners will provide a total of $761.4 million in cash and in-kind support.

All new centres will focus their research on Australia's Science Priorities. This includes two centres that will build on the current ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics, also called CAASTRO:

The other new centres receiving funding from 2017 are:

The ARC Centres of Excellence scheme began in 2002, and is currently funding 25 centres which each collaborate with partners from the university sector and other organisations around the globe. Typically they are funded over a period of up to seven years.

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