The NZAS press release about the Government's response to the Motu research report on 90-day employment trials is here.
Applications/nominations for the NZAS Awards (Marsden, Shorland, Research, Science Communicator medals) are due today, Tuesday May 31. Details of how to apply are here.
Several applicants have received bounce back email notifications when sending their applications to email@example.com, although we have received your application documents. Please copy your applications to BuchananP AT landcareresearch DOT co DOT nz
Several announcements have been made about science funding and science strategy from the government, ahead of the budget which will be on 26 May 2016. Press releases and reaction from the media, scientists and science commentators will be collected here.
$97m extra funding for Health Research Council
RNZ Nine To Noon audio interview with NZAS President Dr Craig Stevens, 9:20am Friday 22 April 2016
The NZAS press release about the 2016 Conference can be found here.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, we are bringing together some of New Zealand's most original thinkers at Te Papa on April 26th to discuss the future for scientists in New Zealand.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, our annual conference will bring together some of New Zealand's best thinkers to discuss the future for scientists in New Zealand, and what we can learn from the past. What do scientific careers look like in 2016, how have they changed, and how should they change in order to keep pace with international trends? Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, or can we learn from what has - and has not - worked in the science system of the past?
The NZAS press release about concern over the redefinition of the purpose of CRIs can be found here.
The NZAS press release about AgResearch redundancies can be found here.