RNZ Nine to Noon interview - Cost of failed science proposals could eclipse funding

RNZ Nine To Noon audio interview with NZAS President Dr Craig Stevens, 9:20am Friday 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.