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Research grants boost national postgraduate numbers

22 December, 2008

The research in the university sector will be strengthened by the Rudd government's funding of an additional 1000 Australian Postgraduate Awards.

Research independence

19 November, 2008

Government and public researchers sign rights and responsibilities charters.

Research training in Australian universities

03 November, 2008

A parliamentary report into research training has found that attracting and training the next generation of Australian researchers is being hampered by inadequate funding.

VU and Shimadzu foster science in schools

03 November, 2008

Victoria University and Shimadzu are providing technical expertise and high-tech equipment to 12 Victorian secondary schools to help promote science as a tertiary chioce.

Grants for new projects and conferences

17 September, 2008

Clean energy technologies, investigation of climate change issues and technologies to promote healthy ageing are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of grants from the International Science Linkages Competitive Grants scheme.

Innovation review paper released

10 September, 2008

The report of the Review of Australia's National Innovation System concludes that the country is falling behind the rest of the world and includes recommendations across a number of themes including innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence in national research, information and market design, and taxation.

Nominations called for technology grants

08 August, 2008

A new grants program linking NSW and South Korea in joint technology projects has been announced. Preliminary applications for the grants will close on 30 September and final applications on 15 November.

Shaping up to the nanotechnology challenge

14 July, 2008

Any potential health, safety and environmental risks with the introduction of nanotechnology products will be addressed by Australia's regulatory system.

ARC grants hairing for success

02 June, 2008

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, Round 2, for funding in 2008 has resulted in funding for 208 of the 487 proposals. A hair examination protocol for forensic scientists is just one of the successful projects.

Have your say about the Future Fellowships consultation paper

23 May, 2008

Interested Australians have been invited to respond to a consultation paper on the development of the government’s new Future Fellowships scheme.

Online patent information

29 April, 2008

AusPat is a searchable online database containing Australian patent applications lodged and granted since 1979.

Strengthening research ties with India

21 April, 2008

The Australian Government will provide $7 million for new collaborative science initiatives under the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund.

Self development program for laboratory managers

08 April, 2008

A course in self management and managing others is being facilitated by SIA.

Citation awards for Australian scientists

03 April, 2008

Citation is the life-blood of many scientists. Thomson Scientific Citation Awards acknowledge those scientists with the highest overall citation rankings.

Is our antiquated patent system hindering science?

17 March, 2008

Biotechnology discoveries, like the method for creating synthetic life forms, are at risk of being unduly hindered by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, according to an expert from The Australian National University.

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