Early career researchers secure UQ funding

12 Dec 2017

Research projects focusing on native plant protection in Asia and the law in the digital age have been successful in attracting more than $39,000 as part of the UQ Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grants Scheme.

Dr Adhikari's work focuses on plant protection. 

Dr Kamalesh Adhikari’s project to develop intellectual property to protect plants in developing countries has been awarded $12,000.

The project will form the basis for future research that will contribute to native plant protection in Asia.

Dr Barbora Jedlickova’s project has received $13,932 and focuses on how the digital world has influenced the way businesses compete for customers and interact with their suppliers, buyers and other entities and the ways competition law should address these changes.

Part of her research looks at how digital platforms such as Facebook and Google use specific algorithms to influence competition of their customers and how competition law should operate within this digital space. 

Research to explore the impact of computational technologies on the practice of law and the legal profession in the US and Australia is the focus of Dr Allison Fish’s research project, which has received $13,840.

Compared to other fields such as finance, the legal profession is a relatively late adopter of new technologies, however, this is beginning to rapidly change. Dr Fish’s research will investigate these changes.

The UQ ECR Grants Scheme provides support for early career researchers while at the same time remaining committed to research excellence. The scheme funds, on a competitive basis, high quality research projects of modest financial cost from early career researchers, and is intended as a means of generating external research support.

Find out more about the UQ Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme.