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27 Aug 2021

Three Doherty Institute researchers announced as DECRA recipients for 2022

Three Doherty Institute researchers Dr Carolien van de Sandt, Dr Fern Koay and Dr Raissa Fonesca, have been named as recipients of the Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). 

The DECRA scheme provides focused research support for early-career researchers, who have typically received their PhD in the last five years, with opportunities and resources to advance their research and build diverse career pathways. 

The Australian Research Council received a total of 997 applications for DECRA for funding commencing in 2022. Applicants were assessed on: capability to conduct high quality research and collaborate within Australia and Internationally, quality and innovation of their proposed research project, potential benefits resulting from their research, and the feasibility of their research.

It's aim is to enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas and is awarded by the Australian Research Council as part of their Discovery funding schemes, which recognise the importance of fundamental research to Australian innovation, job creation, economic growth and enhanced quality life for the benefit of all Australians.