Tagged: science funding

Callaghan Innovation’s own goal? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 30, 2013

Let’s call it an own goal eh. How else can we describe Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd’s (CIRL), effectively the old Industrial Research as subsumed into the new-ish entity, failure to obtain millions of dollars’ worth of research funding from the … Continue reading → … Read More

The hidden costs of peer review - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 14, 2012

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has released an interesting discussion paper today looking at peer review and its role in influencing what sort of research gets funded in New Zealand. Those who have been through the Marsden or Health Research Council wringer will find it particularly interesting. Many scientists have told me how much they … Read More

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

TOSP Episode 14: December 12th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 14, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week’s a little special. In addition to aimee and Elf discussing how our brains process syntax and vocabulary (differently, it turns out!), the biggest black holes yet discovered and a 17 year old who’s made huge strides in the fight against cancer, Elf also [...] … Read More

Quality control and contestable funding - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 12, 2010

by Dr Prue Williams When the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology announced the recipients of its major public good science funding round in July, people mostly wanted to know ‘who?’, and ‘how much?’ These essential questions were answered, incisively, through media coverage and through direct communications between the Foundation and the research community. But although on the tip of … Read More

Nanorods, Sauvignon Blanc win out in science funding round - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 12, 2010

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology has today unveiled its main “public good” funding round grants which total $48 million and fund everything from the development of the New Zealand titanium industry, through to restoring wetlands. More details of these interesting research projects will hopefully emerge in the media in the course of the next week. Read More

$66 million in Marsden Fund grants – what was funded? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 08, 2009

The Marsden Fund, bolstered by a $9 million top-up in funding announced in this year’s Budget, today hands out a record sum of cash to researchers around the country. The full list of successful grants is available here. Check back here through the day for reaction and analysis from our Scibloggers and for further analysis on … Read More