The Great Grant Debate – AQ Special Edition

AQ Celebrates 85 years of the best Political, Social and Scientific Commentary


















The Great Grant Debate – Special Edition SNEAK PEEK

In 2014 AQ starts its 85th year with a bang, bringing you a Special Edition that no one involved in Australian science can afford to miss.

Bringing together the most important voices on the topic of Australia’s research funding landscape, AQ looks at The Great Grant Debate from all sides; what are our strengths, what are our weaknesses and how will the current changes to the system affect you?

Featuring contributions from:
- Prof Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist
- Prof Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Prof Warwick Anderson, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- Prof Rob Shepherd from Melbourne’s Bionics Institute
- Assoc Prof Adrian Barnett from QUT
- Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen from Flinders Uni
- and more.

With the Australian economy needing to become more and more innovation based, the foundations of our research are of critical importance if we are to retain our world-class scientists and transition to the economy of the future.

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