Open Letter to the Science Minister Requests a Tripling of Marsden Fund — Update

By Kevin 07/03/2008

This is good news! 

Craig Borley, a science reporter at The New Zealand Herald, has been looking at the effects of New Zealand’s low “blue skies” research funding on our science community and economy. He now wants to know of any researchers who have moved offshore as a result of New Zealand’s low funding and also looking for some examples of good research proposals which missed out on Marsden Fund grants. If you know of any people/proposals which fit the bill, or have any opinions you would like to share with him please get in touch. [Craig Borley, Health and Science Reporter, The New Zealand Herald, 46, Albert St, PO Box 32, Auckland, Phone: (09) 373 6400 ext 8543, Fax: (09) 373 6421,]


This is a very worthwhile cause and I thank Craig for taking it up with a passion, even though my own opinion is that the issue for NZ is much wider than the just the lack of blue skies research money. But a start has been made, thanks to Jeff Tallon and others.