Newsletter September 2012
ARC Success for ANH!
In the recent round of ARC Fellowship announcements ANH came out as the most successful university department in Australia for the number of Fellowships being awarded in any one department. All applicants who applied through ANH where successful with 1 Laure‐ ate Fellowship and 3 Future Fellow‐ ships being awarded. The value of these fellowships to the depart‐ ment total over $4.5million over 5 years. Details of the applicants and their projects are below.
Prof Susan O’Connor, Understanding modern human dispersal, adaptation and behaviour en route to Australia. Project Summary: This project will investigate modern human dispersal, adaptations and behaviour along the maritime route to Australia. Using strategic testing of archaeological and biotic deposits, museum collections and predictive modelling, it will help us under‐ stand the unique adaptive and cognitive abilities that were required to make this journey.
The award also supports two post doctoral fellowships (FLPDRA) for 5 years and four PhD scholarships. Sue will begin her Laureate project in 2013.