Among the many scholars of international renown at Melbourne are winners of the Nobel Prize – Professor Peter Doherty (Physiology and Medicine) and visiting eminent scholar Professor Sir James Mirrlees (Economic Science).
Other distinguished scholars of high international repute include Professor Peter Singer who is a Laureate Professor in the Faculty of Arts; and Fellows of the Royal Society, Professors David Solomon and David Boger.
The University has a great track record for its scholars being recognised for their achievements at the highest level and for gaining research funds. In 2009 25 outstanding early and mid career researchers at the University of Melbourne were awarded inaugural ARC Future Fellowships. The University received the highest number of Fellowships and the highest funding of any Australian University – $18.2million.
The success of our researchers in winning Future Fellowships highlights the University's ongoing commitment to the professional development of its early and mid-career research staff. And the research they are doing will have real and strong benefits for the broader community and the world.