Garvan receives $15.5 million in NHMRC funding round

The Garvan Institute received $15.5 million, out of a total funding pool of $559.1 million, in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants, announced yesterday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott accompanied by federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton. Garvan peformed well, with a success rate of 26% for project grants, well ahead of the national average of 16.9%.
Garvan receives $15.5 million in NHMRC funding round
25 October 2013

The Garvan Institute received $15.5 million, out of a total funding pool of $559.1 million, in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants, announced yesterday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott accompanied by federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton.

Funding support was given to a total of 963 grants across three NHMRC research support schemes and five fellowship schemes nationally. These included 652 project grants worth $423.5 million.

It was the toughest year yet for researchers across Australia, with a 16.9% success rate for project grant applicants (as opposed to 20.5% last year and around 30% in years prior to that).

Garvan performed well, receiving funding for 20 project grants (which represented a 26% success rate) and seven fellowships. The Institute received 11% of funding awarded to NSW as a whole, and 2.8% of the national total.

Congratulations to those scientists who were awarded fellowships, so vital to career stability: Dr Dominique Gatto and Dr Timothy Mercer received RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowships; Mr Benjamin Parker and Dr James Krycer received Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellowships, Dr Dana Bliuc received a Primary Health Care Early Career Fellowship; Dr Michael Clark received a CJ Martin Biomedical Early Career Fellowship; and Professor Susan Clark was promoted to Senior Principal Research Fellow.

Congratulations also to all recipients of project grants – a great achievement in a very competitive environment. These projects represent research that has the potential to alter our understanding of disease and at the same time affect the lives of many people.

Recipient (CIA)Recipient (CIB)Award
Dr Cindy Ma - $494,596
Professor David James - $941,166
Dr Tatyana Chtanova - $591,789
Dr Tatyana Chtanova Dr Tri Phan $602,562
Dr Timothy Mercer - $586,226
Professor Susan Clark Dr Fatima Valdes Mora $591,599
Dr Daniel Hesselson - $363,447
Dr Vita Birzniece - $650,892
A/Professor Cecile King Dr Mark Danta (UNSW) $705,558
Dr Paul Baldock Dr David Little (Children's Hospital Westmead $617,562
A/Professor Stuart Tangye Dr Elissa Deenick $560,652
Professor Herbert Herzog Dr Shu Lin $859,968
A/Professor Antony Cooper Professor John Mattick $670,558
Dr Jacqueline Stoeckli Professor David James $469,169
A/Professor Christopher Ormandy Dr Jason Carroll (Cambridge Institute of Medical Research UK) $1,125,930
Dr Ross Laybutt - $562,562
A/Professor Jacqueline Center Professor John Eisman $560,558
Professor Susan Clark Dr Clare Stirzaker $667,579
Professor John Mattick Dr Nicole Schonrock $412,111
Professor Trevor Biden - $592,562