The big dry

There may have once been a golden age of research funding, but we’re well and truly in El Niño territory now.

The Age understands university research grants valued at $240 million are at risk after the government put on hold this year’s grants round. So-called discovery grants in fields including science, economics and medicine are normally announced in late October. Informally, academics have been told not to expect announcements this year and that next year’s round is also on hold.

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