The recipients of this year’s Marsden Fund grants have been announced, with some 111 projects gaining $66 million in funding.
The Marsden Fund was set up to fund ‘exceptional research’, and is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. Begun in 1994, the amount awarded has increased every year since.
The grants have sparked wide coverage in the media, and cover everything from brain research to slavery, and obesity to vulcanology.
Manawatu Standard: $789,000 Marsden Fund grants for Volcanic Solutions team
NZ Herald: Drug may heal injured brains
NZ Herald: Study to explain weight problems
Otago Daily Times: Big boost in funding for ‘blue skies’ research
Otago Daily Times: Otago research attracts $18 million in grants
Building blogs of science: Marsden 2009-I: An eye on the birds and the bees
The atavism: Marsden Fund 2009: When Family Trees get convoluted
A measure of science: Marsden 2009: A substantial increase in funding but success rate remains low
Griffin’s Gadgets: $66 million in Marsden Fund grants – what was funded?