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Research funding announcements have become a political tool, creating crippling uncertainty for academics

  • Written by Jodie Bradby, Professor of Physics, Australian National University

There’s a lot of uncertainty in a research career. Most funding – and most jobs – are doled out by the project, or in chunks of a few years at a time.

Recently, however, the situation has been made even worse by delays in announcements of government funding – delays that appear to be caused by government using announcements...

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