The recent announcement of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding outcomes was cause for celebration in the Research Unit in Media Studies. Co-Director of the Unit, Brett Hutchins, was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. He will spend the next four years working on a project titled, ‘The Mobile Media Moment: Investigating the Pivotal Role of Sport in Mobile Media Content, Markets and Technologies’. He was joined by Mark Gibson who received funding for a major ARC Discovery Grant that will investigate the crossover between ‘alternative’ and ‘mainstream’ cultural production in Australia, identifying ways in which a hybridisation between the avant garde and the popular promotes the development of cultural industries. Mark is part of a research team featuring Tony Moore from Monash and Chris McAuliffe from the University of Melbourne. Therese Davis was also successful, receiving Discovery project funding alongside Chris Healy from the University of Melbourne, for an important and timely project, ‘Australian Indigenous Film and Television: New Frames of Understanding’. This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, aiming to produce new frames for understanding Australian Indigenous film and television in its local, national and international contexts.
Australian Research Council Funding Success
22nd November 2013