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Persistence Pays Off for WA Node

December 2013

The long lasting efforts of the WA Node of the ANFF to secure financial support from the Western Australian State Government has paid off.

Office of Science, WA Government logoThe Office of Science within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet of the WA Government announced that, as part of Innovation Co-investment Program, it will support the ANFF initiative in WA with $150,000 over the 18 month Federal Government Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2015.

Prof. Lorenzo Faraone

“This is an excellent outcome of a long standing effort. We are very happy with the outcome and thankful for this support which means that, for the first time since the establishment of the ANFF, the WA Node will be supported by State Government funding.” said the ANFF WA Node Director, Professor Lorenzo Faraone (left).

The financial support from the WA Government will be directed towards the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment, staff salaries and operating costs of the Node. This will significantly assist in maintaining the internationally recognised research excellence that is well established in Western Australia.