The GALAH Survey is one of the key projects of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D). ASTRO 3D is a seven-year $40 million Centre of Excellence project funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC). It is producing a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. The Centre began in June 2017 and will end in June 2024.
GALAH receives funding from ASTRO 3D to employ postdoctoral researchers, and support the activities of researchers at all levels.
The Australian Government contributed almost $8 million from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Education Investment Fund to the development of HERMES. The project was been funded through Astronomy Australia Ltd, which coordinates national research infrastructure investments for the astronomy community.
Australian Research Council
The GALAH Survey has been the science motiviation for several successful Australian Research Council grants:
- ARC Future Fellowship • Dr Robert Izzard
- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award • A/Prof Sarah Martell