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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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Research isn’t all about quick profits: ARC fellow

Funding stability and a long-term outlook are key to ensuring a bright research future for Australia, a senior researcher told a conference yesterday. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Melbourne, Australian Research Council Future Fellow and University of ...

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Job security vital for research excellence: Schmidt

Universities must be prepared to take risks, provide greater long-term employment security and back younger researchers if Australia is to successfully nurture the next generation of Nobel Prize winners, a higher education conference has been told. Speaking as part of ...

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