December 15, 2016
OFFshore ITRH researcher Dr Sam Stanier, who is the current Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Project Four research stream (Novel anchors and subsea foundation systems), has won a much coveted Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), commencing in 2017 for three years.
The DECRA scheme is a separate element of the ARC Discovery Programme which aims to provide focused support and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to: support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers, advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways, enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments, expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability, and enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities. More details about the scheme may be found here.
The DECRA awards are very high profile, with only 200 three-year grants awarded nationally each year. This demonstrates the very high quality of researchers associated with the OFFshore ITRH.
Although Sam will be transitioning out of his current role in mid-2017 for the course of his DECRA, he will retain close ties as an associate researcher of the OFFshore ITRH (within the Project Four stream). We will be welcoming an additional researcher to the team in order to fill Sam’s shoes, giving the Project Four team yet another resource boost.