A member of GCI’s Energy Economics and Management Group has been awarded a highly competitive Queensland Government scholarship to help us better understand the Queensland economy’s resilience to any future energy shock.
Dr Lynette Molyneaux is among a group of 25 UQ researchers who enjoyed multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad announced 50 fellowship recipients last night (23 March), with UQ taking the lion’s share with 20.
Six mid-career and 14 early career researchers at UQ received a combined $4.32 million in fellowship funding. Associated funding from industry partners boosts the total value to $6.77 million.
Additionally, five UQ researchers were awarded PhD scholarships worth $45,000 each.
UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj congratulated all the fellowship and scholarship winners.
“The Government’s continued focus on and support for science and research ensures that the state reaps the benefits of extraordinary work by Queensland’s best researchers,” Professor Høj said.
UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robyn Ward she was delighted to see such significant support for researchers working to create positive change in fields including health and medicine, mining and energy, primary industries, and technology.
“I’m particularly pleased to see that seven of the UQ recipients are women,” she said.
“They are working in fields as diverse as influenza detection, the oyster industry, and energy.”
Deputy Premier Trad said the research would benefit Queensland and have global impact.
“We are supporting researchers from across the state who are collaborating with industry to give them a vital boost to ensure their significant research can translate into practical outcomes,” she said.
“Not only do we want to create jobs and boost commercialisation opportunities in Queensland, but we want to improve the lives of Queenslanders – and there is real potential to do that.”
Advance Queensland Research Fellowships are for PhD-qualified researchers undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland.
Mid-Career Fellowships are worth $300,000 over three years, and Early-Career Fellowships are worth $180,000 over three years.
Dr Molyneaux has written extensively on electricity, power and coal.
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