Funding

Marsden Fund: Benefits quantified for first time

New Zealand’s leading ‘blue skies’ research fund boosts Kiwi science, but could be tweaked for greater efficiency, says a new study. An evaluation conducted by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research institute has found that Marsden funding increases the scientific output of the funded researchers. Compared to similar groups that do not receive funding, a team that […]

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Budget 2015: What's in it for science?

Budget 2015 is done and dusted and it appears there are few surprises for the science sector, other than an interesting move to replicate the success of the independent, Nelson-based Cawthron Institute. $25 million in funding has been allocated over three years to establish “between one and three” new Regional Research Institutes outside of the […]

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Science no vote winner

On the eve of the 2012 Budget with the word “austerity” ringing in our ears, the Stuff website has done a poll asking readers what they see as priority areas for the Government. Of the six categories listed – health, education, welfare, taxes, business and science, guess which area comes in as lowest priority. That’s […]

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Government goes to dark side for science

The Government announced something to the tune of $234 million in new funding for science and R&D initiatives this morning, initiatives that will be included in the Budget on May 20. Businesses now have no excuse not to show some interest in R&D – there’ll even be a national network of commercialisation centres to help […]

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