UTas secures about $14 million in federal government research funding

The University of Tasmania has secured about $14 million in federal government research funding.

UTas has secured 27 grants in the latest round of Australian Research Council’s major grants program. 

The funding will be used to track the Milky Way, explore the impact of solitary confinement through convict history, analyse how to best influence corporate tax strategies and more. 

Deputy vice-chancellor of research Professor Brigid Heywood said it was an outstanding result for the university. 

“Our research delivers significant social and economic benefits to the state, but more importantly it creates new knowledge which drives creativity and innovation,” Professor Heywood said.

“The projects funded highlight the breadth of the University of Tasmania’s expertise and confirm our place as a research-led institution.”