Australian Development Research Awards Scheme 2012 Funding Round
Australian Aid-supported researchers have now begun work on a range of development research projects funded through the 2012 round of the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS). The latest ADRAS round awarded 50 grants, totalling $32.9 million over three years, within the following themes:
- Disability-inclusive development
- Mining for development
- Water, sanitation and hygiene.
In May 2013, ADRAS awardees from 19 Australian universities and research institutions, along with researchers from Samoa, South Africa, Malawi, Thailand, India, the UK and USA were met in Canberra at the ADRAS Communications and Engagement Workshop. The workshop will help to improve the uptake and use of research evidence by connecting researchers with Australian Aid policy makers and identifying the tools to communicate research findings effectively.
In 2012, ADRAS Research Selection Committees shortlisted 102 applications from 581 submissions, which were then externally peer reviewed, with comments also received from departmental program staff. Read feedback from the Research Selection Committees on each theme.
The ADRAS is our flagship competitive research program, funding primary research projects to improve the quality and effectiveness of Australian aid in developing countries. Since 2007, the Scheme’s competitive grants have supported 129 primary research projects and 17 systematic reviews of development research.
For full details and a summary of the research, see the list of 2012 ADRAS Award Recipients.
Read the 2012 ADRAS guidelines
Research material and findings produced through ADRAS projects, including journal articles, conference papers and policy briefs, can be accessed on the individual strategic goals pages at the left of this page.
It is anticipated that the next round will be in 2014, with information being made available on this website by the end of 2013. For general information about research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last reviewed: 10 September, 2013