Collaborative Research Networks Program
Building Collaborative Research with a Particular Focus on Cardiovascular Health
Enhancing ACU Research through Collaboration
On 31 July 2012 the Vice-Chancellor announced that ACU, in partnership with the University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) and the O’Brien Institute, was awarded $7.9M for a Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Program (total funding value $22M from ACU and Partner contributions). The funding application was developed by ACU and partners through the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
The federally-funded CRN Program grants were introduced to enhance the research capacity of smaller, less research-intensive and regional higher education institutions. The aim is to encourage these institutions to adapt to a research system driven by performance outcomes by teaming up with other institutions in areas of common interest.
The ACU CRN program objectives relate to:
- Research collaboration
- Research training and development
- Research enhancement and sustainability.
Read about the latest progress of the CRN program, including information about applying for collaborative research funding through the Australian Catholic University Research Funding process.
This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program.