30 Jan 2014

Brendan Crabb: Falling success rates on medical research grants will eventually reach breaking point

Faced with limited job opportunities, disenchanted young researchers are giving up on careers in science, writes Tim Nielsen, quoting Professor Brendan Crabb, CEO Burnet Institute. The remedy is to invest systematically in Australia's research future: "... for every government dollar invested in medical research, over two dollars is returned in the forms of disease prevention, improved healthcare and technological innovation." Image: jeangill/iStockphoto
ABC Science article
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/16/3926579.htm
The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/falling-grant-success-rates-will-kill-careers/story-e6frgcjx-1226746104303
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