22 Apr 2016

Cost of failed science proposals could eclipse funding

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 22 April 2016

The New Zealand Association of Scientists is warning this year's contestable funding round may have the lowest success rate yet. The NZAS says this year MBIE has put fewer restrictions on the type of projects being considered and says the success rate could end up being so low that the cost of writing up all the unsuccessful proposals could eclipse the total amount of funding on offer. The Association is discussing this issue and others at a conference celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend.