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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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Brain pioneer worries about future of research

A pioneer in neuroscience credited with the critical discovery of brain stem cells 23 years ago fears a scarcity of funding could affect future breakthroughs. Professor Perry Bartlett, the founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute, lamented the fact that ...

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Copper processing at core of new research hub

The University of Adelaide and the Australian Research Council have launched a major new research hub focused on Australia’s copper industry. Funded by a $2.52 million ARC grant, the ARC Research Hub for Cooper-Uranium aims to test and commercialise new, safe and cost-effective ...

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