Welcome to the UNSW Centres Secretariat

UNSW's portfolio of more than one hundred and twenty Centres and Institutes comprises both
Internal Centres and Institutes, which UNSW controls and operates, and External Centres
and Institutes, where responsibility is shared with other institutions and organisations.

The Centres Secretariat, which operates within the Research Strategy Office, provides services
spanning the life-cycle of all Centres. [More…]

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Australia-China Science and Research Fund - Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRCs)

The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ASCRF) has announced the next round of
the Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRCs). The 2015 Priority areas are:

  • Food and agribusiness
  • Mining equipment, technology and services
  • Marine science

As UNSW can only submit a single JRC application, all intending applicants are required to submit
an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Grants Management Office by COB Thursday 30 July 2015.
Intending applicants can contact GMO (mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au) to obtain a blank EOI form
in which to address the four assessment criteria listed in section 2.3 of the application instructions.
EOIs will be reviewed by the University and shortlisted applicants may be invited to submit a full
proposal. Any questions can be directed to mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

To visit the JRC web site click here. Program guidelines are available here.

ARC Centres of Excellence round is now open

UNSW is undertaking a simple Expression of Interest process which requires the following information
to be sent as soon as possible (to allow sufficient time to secure School/Faculty/UNSW approval) to
Debbie Docherty - d.docherty@unsw.edu.au. We understand that some of the information requested
below is likely to be fluid as the bid is being developed. Please advise of any significant changes
throughout the bid development process.

  • Centre Title
  • Administering Institution
  • Centre Director
  • Chief Investigators and their Institutions
  • High level aims/objectives/mission of the proposed Centre of Excellence (maximum 1 to 2 brief paragraphs)

Reminder to all Internal UNSW Centres and Institutes: Annual reports for 2014 were due by
Monday, 1 June. Any that have not yet been submitted are now overdue.

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Centres and Institutes Listed by Category

National Research Centres

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA)

Director: Prof Anthony Burkitt

Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR)

CEO: Prof David Gallagher
Centre Director: Mr Tim Gapes

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society (Kirby Institute)

Director: Prof David Cooper

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UNSW Research Centres

Australian Centre for Astrobiology (ACA)

Director: Prof Martin Van Kranendonk

Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRCentre)

Director: Prof Andrea Durbach

Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN)

Co-Directors: Prof Maria Kavallaris, Prof Justin Gooding

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Joint Research Centres

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

UNSW Co-Director: Prof Graham Greenleaf

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

UNSW Director: Prof Hal Pawson

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

Director: Prof Geoff Prince

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Affiliated Community Centres

Diplomacy Training Program (DTP)

Executive Director: Mr Patrick Earle

Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC)

Director: A/Prof Anna Cody

National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC)

Director: Mr Mathew Keeley

National Pro Bono Resource Centre

Director: Dr John Corker

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UNSW Industry Centres

Capability Systems Centre (CSC)

Director: Dr Mike Ryan

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UNSW Community Centres

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Director: Prof Karin Sanders

National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Director: Prof Andrew Lloyd

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Joint Community Centres

Centre for Eye Health (CFEH)

Director: Prof Michael Kalloniatis

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Cooperative Research Centres

Advanced Manufacturing CRC (AMCRC)

CEO: Mr Andrew McLellan

Poultry CRC

CEO: Prof Mingan Choct

Capital Markets CRC (CMCRC)

CEO: Prof Michael Aitken

Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC (Lowitja Institute CRC)

CEO: Mr Romlie Mokak

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UNSW Research Institutes

Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI)

Director: Prof Vassilios Agelidis

Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR)

Director: Prof John Piggott

Brain Sciences UNSW

Convenor: Prof Simon Killcross

National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA)

Director: Prof Jill Bennett

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UNSW Program Centres

Institute of Environmental Studies (IES)

Director: Prof Graciela Metternicht

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Affiliated Medical Research Institutes

Black Dog Institute

Executive Director: Prof Helen Christensen

Children's Cancer Institute (CCIA)

Executive Director: Prof Michelle Haber

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Director: Prof John Mattick AO FAA

The Health-Science Alliance (HSA)

Chairman: Mr Peter Joseph AM

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