Overall, women receive a smaller share of research funding – but it’s not due to how applications are weighed up. The problem starts with the workforce itself.
A Senate committee is discussing a bill designed to shore up the independence of the Australian Research Council, after recent high-profile cases of ministers vetoing research grants.
Projects to develop therapies for childhood cancer and phantom limb pain have been awarded MRFF grants.
The grant application process for NHMRC funding needs urgent reform so that available funds are sensibly and fairly distributed, argues Rakesh Kumar.