Marsden Funds of $65.2m – In the News

A total of 117 research projects were granted $65.2 million in funds in last week’s Marsden Fund announcement.

marsden_logoAn increase to the fund of $66 million over the next four years – announced by the Government in Budget 2016 – meant the number of grants was up from last year’s 92 funded projects.

The funds included 49 Fast-Start grants, awarded to early career researchers.

Several media outlets covered aspects of the Marsden Fund announcement:

NZ Herald: Marsden minds: Amazing projects revealed
Radio NZ: Southlanders may get answers about their accent
Nelson Mail: Nelson scientist wins prestigious award
NZ Herald: Ultra-sensitive fibre-optic sensors probe NZ’s biggest quake threat along the Alpine Fault
National Business Review: Latest allocations from $273m Marsden Fund draw more flak from IT industry (paid content)
Otago Daily Times: $13.7m in Marsden Fund grants for University of Otago
Newshub: Government funds study on Southlanders’ accent
The Press: $530,000 to investigate why Southlanders roll their Rs 
The Southland Times: Half a million dollarrrrrs? Say again?
NZ Herald: Reconstructing 20,000 years of NZ history
Gisborne Herald: Submerged landslide in study
NZ Herald: Have we been making our snapper smaller?
NZ Herald: The deadly brainwashing power of parasites
NZ Herald: How do our bodies protect us from UV?