The ARC has announced the outcomes of Linkage Projects Round 2 for 2020 (LP20). The University of Adelaide submitted 17 Linkage Project proposals in total and received funding for 8 of these, a success rate of 47% and total ARC funding of $3,622,098.
Two of the largest grants were to researchers in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, reflecting the applied and industry-integrated approach to research the Waite precinct is known for. These projects (and lead researchers) were:
- A soil ecological approach to increasing Australian crop productivity: $642,434 (led by A/Professor Matt Denton)
- Agave; a new Australian crop with a resilient spirit: $760,300 (led by Professor Rachel Burton)
A further two Waite-related projects involving researchers from SARDI, CSIRO and AWRI, were funded:
- Protein biosensors for detecting smoke exposure of grapes: $261,931
- Development of drought tolerant, high protein legume for arid Australia: $343,712 (led by Dr Iain Searle, School of Biological Sciences)
Congratulations to all those involved in the successful projects.