Grants and awards

Grants commencing in 2011

Prof Matthew H England
ARC Laureate Fellowship
Future risks associated with ocean surface warming: impacts on climate, rainfall, carbon, and circulation
2011: $300,897.50
2012: $592,979.50
2013: $595,464.00
2014: $591,464.00
2015: $562,829.50
2016: $274,747.50

Dr Donna Green, Dr Lisa Alexander
NHMRC Health Challenges of Climate Change special initiative funding
Identifying connections between climate, and the health and well-being of Indigenous people in the tropical north of Australia
2011-2013: $350,000.00

Dr Ben I McNeil, Dr Katrin J Meissner, Dr Richard J Matear
ARC Discovery Project
Examining the vulnerability of ocean carbon biogeochemistry in a high CO2 world
2011: 90,000.00
2012: 90,000.00
2013: $90,000.00

Prof Andrew J Pitman, Dr Gabriel Abramowitz, Dr Ray Leuning
ARC Discovery Project
Are proposed land‑based sinks for greenhouse gases resilient to climate change and natural variability?
2011: $100,000.00
2012: $100,000.00
2013: $100,000.00

Dr Alexander R Sen Gupta, Prof Matthew H England, Dr Andrea S Taschetto, Dr Caroline C Ummenhofer, Dr Ashok Karumuri, Dr Krishnan Raghavan, Dr Atul K Sahai
ARC Discovery Project
The changing relationship between the South Asian and Australian Monsoon in a warming world
2011: $100,000.00
2012: $100,000.00
2013: $100,000.00

Grants commencing in 2010

Dr Katrin J Meissner
ARC Future Fellowship
What caused abrupt climate change events in the past and what can they tell us about the future?
2010: $89,744.50
2011: $172,553.50
2012: $167,927.50
2013: $167,717.50
2014: $82,599.00

Prof Matthew H England, Prof Andrew J Pitman, Prof Steven C Sherwood, Dr Jason P Evans, Prof Andy Baker
ARC Super Science Fellowships (3 fellowships)
Precipitation-groundwater interactions over eastern Australia: climate change impacts at multiple scales
2010: $139,200
2011: $278,400
2012: $278,400
2013: $139,200

Dr Lisa Alexander; Prof David J Karoly, Dr Russell Vose, Dr Francis Zwiers
ARC Linkage Project
Transforming our research capacity in the analysis of climate extremes
2010: $47,500
2011: $97,500
2012: $100,000
2013: $50,000
(Plus industry/government contributions)

Dr HV McGregor, Prof CD Woodroffe, Dr SJ Phipps, Dr A Timmermann, Prof AW Tudhope, Dr JN Brown, Dr D Fink and A/Prof A Fedorov
ARC Discovery Project
Untangling the links between El Niño and the changing global climate
2010: $130,000
2011: $130,000
2012: $90,000

Dr WP Sijp
ARC Australian Research Fellowship
The equable climate conundrum: the role of the global ocean in multiple climate regimes
2010: $104,566
2011: $105,566
2012: $104,566
2013: $105,566
2014: $104,566

Prof MH England; Dr AS Taschetto; Dr GA Meehl
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship
Modes of Pacific Ocean variability and their relationship to regional Southern Hemisphere climate
2010: $68,000
2011: $64,000
2012: $66,000
2013: $66,237

Dr Jason Evans; Prof A. Pitman; Prof M. England; Dr M. McCabe; Prof S. Sherwood; Dr G. Abramowitz; Dr B. McNeil; Dr A. Sen Gupta; Dr L. Alexander and Dr S. J. Phipps
UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme
Computational server for analysis of large climate model, satellite and in-situ observational datasets.
2010: $82,800

Dr Gab Abramowitz
UNSW Goldstar Award
Reducing uncertainty in abrupt terrestrial changes via a land surface model evaluation protocol
2010: $40,000

Grants commencing in 2009

Dr Jason Evans
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Young Innovators and Scientists Awards
Implementing an irrigation parameterization in a regional climate model for Australian conditions
2009: $20,000

Dr Ben McNeil
Live Earth Australia Grant Funding (The Copenhagen Diagnosis)
2009: $145,000

Prof Andy Pitman
NSW Department of  Environment and Climate Change
Regionalization of extreme rainfall and temperature

Dr Caroline Ummenhofer
UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
2009: $62,439
2010: $105,640
2011: $108,081
2012: $37,195

Dr Gab Abramowitz
UNSW Goldstar Award
Solutions to critical terrestrial model deficiencies in climate and weather prediction
2009: $40,000

Dr Alex Sen Gupta
UNSW Goldstar Award
Projected changes to the large-scale Southern Hemisphere extratropics and links to regional Australian climate
2009: $40,000

Grants commencing in 2008

Dr Ben McNeil
ARC QEII Fellowship
An Investigation into Oceanic CO2 Variability and its Influence on Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations
2008: $129,806
2009: $123,806
2010: $123,806
2011: $120,000
2012: $120,000

Prof Matthew  England; Dr Willem Sijp
ARC Discovery Project
Coupled ocean-carbon-atmosphere feedbacks in the global climate system
2008 : $145,000
2009 : $135,000
2010 : $135,000

Grants commencing in 2007

Dr Jason Evans
ARC Australian Research Fellowship
Vulnerability of the Murray-Darling basin hydrometeorology to human modification
2007: $143,000
2008: $140,000
2009: $125,000
2010: $125,000
2011: $125,000

Prof AJ Pitman; Dr J Beringer; Prof W Steffen; Dr G Richards; Dr Y Wang
ARC Linkage Project
Reengineering a dynamic vegetation model to explore the stability of Australian terrestrial carbon
2007: $57,883
2008: $63,856
2009: $70,182
(Plus industry/government contributions)

Dr Donna Green
Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility
Climate change impacts in the Torres Strait: Building resilience and planning adaptation strategies
2007/8: $80,000
2008/9: $80,000

Dr Donna Green
The Christensen Fund
International climate impact scoping study for indigenous communities
2007: $41,055

Prof Matthew England
Australian Antarctic Science Grant
2007: $25 196

Dr Willem Sijp
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship
What controls the shift from a hot house climate to a cold house climate: the Eocene/Oligocene climate transition and greenhouse warming
2007: $81,030
2008: $81,030
2009: $81,030

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