Tagged: Funding

MoBIE announces 2012 investment round results - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Aug 24, 2012

The newly formed ‘Ministry of Everything’ – more formally called the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – has announced the results of the first tranche of investment round funding.   Apparently, $133m will be invested, over the next 6 years ($32.8m of that this year alone), with 47 research projects being supported. The split: [...] … Read More

$6,126,820 - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 02, 2012

$6,126,820 has been sitting on my fridge for the last two years. I aim to raise this over 20 years so as to continue my research.  Yes – I confess, I am the Six million dollar man (Historical reference for those over 40).  Sounds a lot of money, but let’s put this in context.  Because … Continue reading » … Read More

Science no vote winner - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 23, 2012

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 right… science. Read More

Petridish — the new kid on the science crowdfunding block - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 20, 2012

Welcome, dear readers, to the most recent foray into the new, and very exciting*, world of crowdfunded science/research: Petridish. Launched in early March, the platform’s still pretty new. Currently, though, there are 9 projects up, primarily covering critter-related projects, but not exclusively. Examples include looking into preserving the culture(s) of climate refugees, helping to find [...] … Read More

#SciFund is up at RocketHub! - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 02, 2011

What if scientists were to crowd-source funding for their research? Yup, you heard right. Many scientists are asking the question: what would people, rather than established funding agencies, put their pennies on….. And the answer will be found through the SciFund challenge. 49 projects, 44 days left to raise money on RocketHub. From athlete’s foot, [...] … Read More

Blue Skies or Applied Research – An Old Debate - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 02, 2011

“University professors who are opposed to organising, planning and directing research after the manner of industrial laboratories … have something to think about now. A most important piece of research [the atomic bomb] was conducted on behalf of the Army in precisely the means adopted in industrial laboratories. End results: an invention was given to the world in three years, … Read More