Garvan Institute scientists receive $10.7 million in NHMRC funding

Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research received $10.7 million in peer reviewed grant funding, out of a total funding pool of $538.8 million, in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants, announced last Friday.
Garvan Institute scientists receive $10.7 million in NHMRC funding

Dr Tyani Chan, recipient of an NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant

22 October 2014

Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research received $10.7 million in peer reviewed grant funding, out of a total funding pool of $538.8 million, in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants, announced last Friday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, accompanied by Federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton.

Over the last few years, Garvan’s success rate, in terms of percentage of NHMRC Project Grant applications funded to those submitted, has been well above the national average, and this year was no different. Garvan researchers were successful in 22% of applications (16 Project Grants), in comparison to the national average of 14.9%.

Garvan wholeheartedly celebrates the success of those who have received NHMRC Project Grants this year. We are particularly delighted for the New Investigator Project Grant recipients, Drs Kim Loh and Tyani Chan.  These are awarded to early career researchers who have not previously received major grant funding.

We also congratulate three recipients of NHMRC Early Career Fellowships: Drs Fabian Buske, Kishore Kumar and Romain Rouet.

NHMRC PROJECT GRANT RECIPIENTS

Recipient (CIA)Recipient (CIB)Award
Prof Trevor Biden Prof Kazunori Imaizumi (Hiroshima University, Japan) $603,813
Dr Tyani Chan - $512,543
Prof Susan Clark Dr Clare Stirzaker $616,038
Dr Elissa Deenick Dr Cindy Ma $457,837
Prof Herbert Herzog - $694,152
Dr Maya Kansara Prof David Thomas $627,462
A/Prof Cecile King Prof Jonathan Sprent $643,134
Dr Paul Lee - $379,632
Dr Kim Loh - $460,105
Dr Marina Pajic Dr Paul Timpson $614,495
Prof Mike Rogers A/Prof Jacqueline Center $593,501
Prof David Ryugo - $881,355
Dr Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer Prof Trevor Biden $872,512
Prof David Thomas Dr Arcadi Cipponi $668,813
Dr Paul Timpson Dr Jennifer Morton (Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK) $668,813
Prof Neil Watkins Prof Stephen Baylin (Johns Hopkins University, USA) $516,772