Seven academics from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific received funding in the recent Australian Research Council (ARC) grant round.
The funding enables College academics from a broad range of disciplines to make important contributions to scholarship in Australia and throughout the region.
Dean of the College, Professor Michael Wesley, said this success reflected the College’s high quality candidates and the strength of their proposed research.
“I was proud of the success of our academics and am delighted to be ending the year on such a high,” said Professor Wesley.
“The funding successes highlight the College’s deep expertise in the Asia Pacific, across a wide range of disciplines.”
“This announcement further reflects the College’s extraordinary research performance on a national scale. It strengthens our distinctive research and our continued efforts to set the agenda in national and international discourse about our region.”
Professor Li Narangoa from the College’s School of Culture, History and Language was awarded ARC Discovery Project funding to examine how Mongolian medicine is transmitted within different local settings.
“This is the first large-scale comparative analysis of Mongolian medicine conveyed in an academic context,” said Professor Narangoa.
“Our project not only contributes to academic research through facilitating discussion between social scientists and biomedical experts but significantly involves Mongolian medical practitioners in the conversation.”
Full list of CAP project leads in this ARC funding round:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)