A research project to help people with a disability get into the workforce, another to help find potential diamond mining regions, and a third to develop lead-free crystals for use in ultrasound have been allocated funding under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham announced the latest round of ARC Linkage Project grants on Friday 15 June.

The Linkage Projects scheme brings university researchers together with industry partners to undertake new research project collaborations that will deliver practical solutions to real-world problems.

Total funding for the three successful UOW projects amounts to $1,646,000. A Linkage Project grant was also awarded to another UOW project, to give the critically endangered southern corroboree frog a “silver-spoon start to life”, earlier this year.

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