Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.
Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
Without proper assessment and evaluation, a university’s grants wheel can grind to a halt.
Evaluation is a critical tool for decisions on improving performance. It also assures that African universities are getting value for money from grants, donations and the like.
What to write to get that next grant?
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that's not exactly what funders say they'd want.
New research reveals that poorer students are less likely to leave home for university – and that has serious impacts on their experience.
Impacts of federal research funding can be felt region-wide.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court's willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
Academic researchers need funding – especially as the federal government devotes less to basic research.
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With federal support for on-campus R&D dwindling as a percentage of GDP, keeping basic research afloat is a challenge. Schools and researchers are left to try to fill in the funding gaps.
The financial safety net for South African children is better than in most countries. But other vulnerabilities aren’t taken care of adequately.
The lack of service integration and the paucity of welfare services make poor people's task of caring for their familes much harder. A small monthly cash transfer can’t solve all their challenges.
People queue to apply for social grants in Cape Town, South Africa.
What seems to be a simple question of banks’ responsibilities is actually a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.
Who can speak to power and how?
Not all lobbying is bad. Some of it does a lot of good.
Hours spent writing grant applications could be spent actually doing research with a grant-determining formula.
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