Coronavirus Australia: Scientists face bleak Christmas as COVID-19 funding crunch hits research

The final round of the federal government's medical research funding is estimated to have produced the lowest success rate on record.

There are voluntary redundancies going on left right and centre. For people who rely on research funding, I think this is the final straw.” University of Western Australia genetic disease researcher Dr Gina Ravenscroft found herself shaking as she read the grant results, on which the employment of her colleagues depended. “It is not a way to live, where you are so worked up and stressed about whether or not you’re going to be able to keep employing people,” she said. “There is just no way that is a sustainable way to fund research.”

Coronavirus Australia: Scientists face bleak Christmas as COVID-19 funding crunch hits research

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