Funding success boost to Swinburne urban research

Wednesday 29 November 2017

ATC building against blue sky.

The funding will aid Swinburne researchers in the areas of homelessness, home ownership and social housing.

In summary

  • National Housing Research Program awards $1,325,168 to research Swinburne is leading or partnering in for 2018
  • Funding will go to three integrated programs and two stand-alone projects
  • Swinburne’s success includes partnerships with seven other Australian universities

The National Housing Research Program has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to research Swinburne is leading or partnering in for 2018. 

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) administered funding program has announced the annual National Housing Research Program Category 1 competitive grant outcomes, with $646,922 being retained at Swinburne for research purposes over the next 14 months.

The funding will go to three integrated programs of research and two stand-alone projects. Swinburne’s success includes partnerships with seven other Australian universities.

“This outcome is one of Swinburne's most successful AHURI funding rounds to date,” says Swinburne Associate Professor Wendy Stone, Director of the AHURI Swinburne Research Centre.

“Our success reflects a strong team effort, including senior, mid and early career researchers from a range of disciplines, as well as roles for postgraduate students. 

“The success builds on the Centre for Urban Transitions’ and Swinburne’s strengths and extends these in directions of innovative evidence-based housing policy and urban agendas.”

Funded projects and programs include:

  • Inquiry into homelessness service systems across the life course
  • Home ownership decline: extent, impact and implications
  • The structural drivers of the changing geography of homelessness
  • Inquiry into social housing: Maze or a pathway? (led by University of New South Wales)
  • Inquiry into urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in cities and regions (led by University of Sydney)

For an up-to-date list of projects, see: Centre for Urban Transitions website