Tagged: Funding

Accidental Baby - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 10, 2009

I have a great deal of misgiving about the attempt of a couple to claim under ACC for the accident of their daughter’s birth. Their daughter’s spina bifida (open spine at birth) was not discovered on ultrasound and, as the parents insist that they would have aborted her, if they had known, they are trying [...] Related posts: … Read More

Marsden 2009-III: Last but not least…. - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 20, 2009

These are the last three neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round that I will talk about. For a full list of recipients you can visit their site. Maurice Curtis from the University of Auckland will examine the source of the stem cells that make up [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-II: So much to learn from synapses - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 14, 2009

These are three more interesting neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round. Johanna Montgomery from the University of Auckland will study what happens during development to determine what synaptic connections are maintained and which are eliminated After neurons are born in the embryo they need to make connections (synapses) [...] … Read More

ACC for FREE - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 11, 2009

Well, maybe not. It seems like it is suddenly going to get a whole lot more expensive. Trevor Mallard seems to think that the government is fear-mongering. He, along with Brian Fallow and Rod Oram, seem to think that the ACC blowout is merely an accounting problem, a combination of accounting standards and poor investment [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-I: An eye on the birds and the bees - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 08, 2009

The projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society are out, and there are many interesting neuroscience projects that were funded this year, which I will tell you about over the next few days. Here are the first three. Ben Thompson, from the University of Auckland will try to teach an old brain new [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009: A substantial increase in funding but success rate remains low - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 08, 2009

At $66m, this year’s allocation of Marsden funding is the largest since the fund was created. However the success rate remains low – how much new science does this funding increase actually buy? The Marsden fund supports much of New Zealand’s blue skies research, so it is a vital part of our innovation system. In this year’s … Read More

A Science Manifesto or too little too late? - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Apr 22, 2008

The Science manifesto is an interesting read. Despite my cynicism when it turned up in my inbox I believe that every scientist every New Zealander should read it. It is apsirational rather than inspirational though. As the last paragraph sums up, the document outlines the problems but offers very little in the way of solutions: [...] … Read More

Is the squeaky NZ science wheel finally going to get a bit of oil? - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Apr 22, 2008

Jeff Talon has written to signatories of the letter asking that the Marsden fund attaching the National Science Panel’s Science Manifesto. This is fantastic and I thank Jeff very much for this. His email is reporduced below, I am assuming he will not mind getting it out to as wide an audience as possible.   [...] … Read More