In further good news, the Australian Research Council has announced the outcomes of the 2019 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects for applications submitted between 27 November 2019 and 19 December 2019. Linkage grants are competitive grants that are provided to universities working with industry, community and other partners. Griffith University was successful with six applications, bringing the total amount awarded in the 2019 round to $2,410,727. Griffith was ranked 9th overall for number of grants and funded amount awarded. The challenges of the 21st century are many and complex and these awards provide testimony to Griffith expertise in providing research solutions to humankind’s greatest challenges and working with partners towards shared goals. The funded projects range in nature from ‘Supporting teachers and teaching in flexible and non-traditional schools’, to ‘Constructing Building Integrity: Raising standards through professionalism’, and ‘Exploring the Role and Outcomes of Employee Voice in a Hospital Setting’.
With COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve and dominate our day to day lives, we are pleased to be moving to a phase whereby gradually over the next few months we will be able to return to campus operations, and once again provide a rich campus experience for our students and partners. We are very much looking forward to seeing the vibrancy of campus life return and to welcoming our students in person.
These are undoubtedly hard times, but I am proud to be able to congratulate the success of our Griffith researchers. My best wishes to you and your families and I look forward to seeing you in person in happier times.
Vice Chancellor and President