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ARC pumps $31.3 million into gravitational wave research

Following two sightings of Albert Einstein’s fabled gravitational waves this year, the Australian Research Council has allocated $31.3 million for new work in this field. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGRav) will be hosted by Swinburne University of Technology. ...

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UoW donor calls gifts path to immortality

The donor of a $1.3 million grant to the University of Wollongong argues funding education is the single best investment one can make for future generations and useful in ensuring “a bit of immortality”. Emeritus professor Ken McKinnon, former UoW ...

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Website crowdsources to fund research

Nearly all applications for public research grants – 86 per cent – go unfunded. So a businessman has taken matters into his own hands to get quality research the money it needs. George Crones is founder and leader of crowdfunding ...

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ARC awards $38.6 million for 50 Future Fellowships

The Australian Research Council has splashed out $38.6 million to 50 new research projects via the latest round of the Future Fellows scheme. The scheme allocates money to provide four-year fellowships to mid-career researchers. The federal education minister, Simon Birmingham, said this ...

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