Appendix 6: Research Funding





2019 Funding Source

Project Title


Moresi, Betts, Whittaker, Miller

ARC Discovery Project (DP150102887)

The global consequences of subduction zone congestion


Jacob, Eggins, Worth

ARC Discovery Project (DP160102081)

Mechanisms of proxy uptake in biominerals


Nutman, Bennett, Van Kranendonk

ARC Discovery Project (DP170100715)

Engineering planetary habitability: Earth’s critical first billion years


Van Kranendonk, Fiorentini, Campbell, Deamer

ARC Discovery Project (DP180103204)

A terrestrial hot spring setting for the origin of life?


Yang, Afonso, Rawling, Ritzwoller, Niu

ARC Discovery Project (DP190102940)

Unveiling the fine structure of the Australian continent using ocean waves


Cruden, Fiorentini, Barnes, Bunger, Jackson

ARC Discovery Project (DP190102422)

Magma dynamics and ore deposits



ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL180100134)

Understanding the roles of carbon, water and nitrogen in the development of plate tectonics as drivers of mantle evolution



ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL180100134)

MQ contributions Understanding the roles of carbon, water and nitrogen in the development of plate tectonics as drivers of mantle evolution



ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL150100133)

How the Earth works - Toward building a new tectonic paradigm



ARC Future Fellowship (FT150100541)

Measuring mantle hydrogen to map ore fluids and model plate tectonics



ARC Future Fellowship (FT150100115)

Earth’s origin and evolution: A sulphurous approach


Arculus, Cohen, Gallagher, Vasconcelos, Elders, Foden, Coffin, Nebel, McGregor, Clennell, Sloss, Heap, Webster, Kemp, George

ARC LIEF (LE160100067)

Australian membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program


Danisik, Evans, McInnes, Kirkland; Li, Fiorentini, Wingate

ARC LIEF (LE190100079)

The Western Australia ThermoChronology Hub


Grice, Rickard, Benedix, Jiang, Reddy, Kilburn, Clode, Peyrot, Wacey, Lavery, Masque, Trengove, Xia, Deditius, Maker

ARC LIEF (LE190100053)

A novel ToF-SIMS facility for organic and inorganic analyses in WA


Meffre, Whittaker, Norman, Cracknell, Belousova, Collins, Arundell, Cooke, Maas, Huston, Musgrave, Greenfield

ARC Linkage Project (LP160100483)

Ore deposits and tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, SE Australia


Miller, Kennett, Yuan, Allen, Greay, Gessner, Murdie

ARC Linkage Project (LP180101118)

Enhanced 3-D seismic structure for Southwest Australia


Ailleres, Jessell, Armit, Droniou, Lindsay, Cui, Betts, Cruden, de Kemp, Caumon, Wellmann, Kemp, Gessner, Spampinato, Harrison, Kessler

ARC Linkage Project

Enabling 3D stochastic geological modelling


Regenauer-Lieb, Afonso, Clark, Thiel, Czarnota, Poulet, Jones, Walsh

ARC Linkage Project (LP170100233)

A newly developed science approach to the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP)


Ailleres, Jessell, de Kemp, Caumon, Florian Wellmann, Armit, Droniou, Lindsay, Cui, Betts, Cruden, Kemp, Gessner, Spampinato, Harrison, Kessler

ARC Linkage Project (LP170100985)

Mitigating 3D geological risk in resources management



European Space Agency

3D Earth



Swiss National Foundation Ambizione Fellowship

A new understanding of kimberlite magmas from deep Earth to diamond mines

CHF 952,334

Conrad, Selway, Steinberger, Tarasov, Kellogg, Nisancioglu

Norwegian Research Council, FRINATEK

Magnetotelluric Analysis for Greenland and Postglacial Isostatic Evolution (MAGPIE)


Sun, Lu

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Magmatic oxidation state, water content, and volatile nature: New insights into genesis of porphyry copper mineralisation at Zhunuo in the Gangdese belt, southern Tibet



Geoscience Australia

Developing thermochemical models of Australia’s lithosphere




Multiobservable Thermochemical Tomography of Central and South Africa


Thebaud, Aitken, Jessell, Occhipinti, Dentith, Hagemann, Kemp, Fiorentini, Smithies, Lu, Gessner

MRIWA M530, Industry

Yilgarn 2020


LaFlamme, Thebaud, Fiorentini, Sugiono

Northern Star Resources

Multiple sulfur isotope systematics of the Kanowna Belle Gold deposit


Barnes, Fiorentini

IGO Independence Group

Genesis of the Nova Nickel Deposit


Loucks, Fiorentini

BHP Billiton

Improving zircon morphology and chemistry as a tool of assessing and ranking the relative prospectivity for Cu porphyry deposits in “greenfield” terrains


Fiorentini, Barnes

Anglo American, CSIRO

Resistate indicator minerals for magmatic nickel sulfide ores


Fiorentini, Denyszyn

Panoramic Resources and Innovation Connections

Establishing the precise width of the Ni-Cu ore- forming window along the Halls Creek Orogen of Western Australia through CA-IDTIMS high- precision geochronology




Geochemical appraisal of mafic and ultramafic rocks from a series of IGO prospects along the Albany-Fraser Belt of Western Australia


George, Fiorentini, Parra Avila


Tectonic evolution and amalgamation of continental, arc and arc-related terranes of Northern Thailand


Huaiyu Yuan

Canning CWAS

China-Western Australia Seismic Survey (CWAS 2nd stage)




AuScope Project Plan 3.53 - Earth composition and evolution



NCRIS AuScope (MQ contribution)

AuScope Project Plan 3.53 - Earth composition and evolution


Selway, Goodwin

Macquarie Research Infrastructure Scheme

Geophysical infrastructure for polar measurements


Campbell, Van Kranendonk,Guido

Marsden Grant

Some liked it hot: Searching for early life in terrestrial hot springs


Daczko, Munnikhuis

ANSTO – Australian Synchrotron Beamline Program

Using geochemical and microstructural XFM mapping to identify proximal, medial and distal vectors around magma transfer zones


Loehr, Whittaker, Daczko, Hall

ANZIC IODP Legacy Analytical Funding (AILAF)

Constraining the palaeodepth evolution of the South Tasman Rise and determining its role in development of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)


Daczko, Gardner, Piazolo

ANZIC IODP Legacy Analytical Funding (AILAF)

Melt-present deformation within the dynamic oceanic crust: recognition and rheological consequences


Pages, Barnes, Laukamp, Van Kranendonk, Michalski, Schulte


From the Red Sea to the Red Planet


Wilde, Nemchin, Whitehouse, Harley, Kusiak, Dunkley

Australian Antarctic Science Grant

Determining the extent and nature of the oldest crust in Antarctica



Commercial - ACCESS MQ