101 research projects awarded Marsden Fund grants

New Zealand’s top researchers will receive $56 million in Marsden Fund grants over the next three years.

Source: New Zealand Herald
A two page spread in today’s New Zealand Herald

Over a hundred research programmes have been approved in this year’s funding round for the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund which has been supporting research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities for 20 years.

Projects include robotics as therapy for cerebral palsy, using Google balloons to probe weather systems, why heart failure is common in diabetics, and fine-scale imaging of the Alpine Fault zone.

More information and full list of successful applications.

The news has been widely covered by New Zealand media:

New Zealand Herald: In search of bright ideas
The Dominion Post: $300k boost for dirty way to discover antibiotics
Radio New Zealand: Marsden grant for Maori law study
Otago Daily Times: Grants give multimillion-dollar research boost
3News: This year’s Marsden Fund recipients revealed
Radio New Zealand: Diverse recipients for Marsden funding
Otago Daily Times: Funds for look into lost world
New Zealand Herald: State snooping study wins Marsden Fund grant
Newstalk ZB: 101 research projects given Marsden Fund support
Radio New Zeasland: Rape culture studies get $1m grant
National Business Review: Wellington man awarded $495K to write about security & surveillance
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