Projects to search for planets beyond our solar system and to better understand the impact of climate change on Australia's groundwater resources have won five Super Science Fellowships for two UNSW research teams.

Only 50 of the prized new Federal Government awards were allocated this year across all of Australia's universities and research institutions.

A team led by Professor Matthew England of the Climate Change Research Centre won three fellowships for its project 'Precipitation-groundwater interactions over eastern Australia: climate change impacts at multiple scales'.

Professor Chris Tinney's team from the Department of Astrophysics was awarded two fellowships for its project 'A New Era for Australian Exoplanetary Science'.

The Super Science Fellowships are aimed at attracting and retaining the best and brightest early-career researchers from within Australia and around the world.

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