Reports of departing researchers, increased job insecurity, and a lack of time for planning are threatening the national interest according to Australia’s peak body for science and technology. ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards are usually awarded in late October or early November, and the delays this year mean researchers are still […]
This week, the Minister for Education, Dan Tehan MP, announced measures to improve support for regional students, which would be paid for with a new funding cap on the Research Support Program. Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, said recent numbers released by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science showed the overall […]
Peak body Science & Technology Australia today emphasised the importance of maintaining independence in the federal research granting process, following revelations that former Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham interfered with the last Australian Research Council (ARC) grants round. “To have projects rejected by a minister, based on their personal opinion, represents an inexcusable […]
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