For comms productivity, it is hard to beat Heath Minister Greg Hunt who is ever-active with research funding announcements
Yesterday Mr Hunt announced funding from the Medical Research Future Fund for stage one of the Frontier programme, which gives researchers up to $1m, “to develop detailed research plans” for projects with “transformative“ potential.
Yesterday’s was for Arthur Lowery at Monash U, who is working on a brain-machine interface, “to restore vision,” plus other neural functions. If it makes the cut Professor Lowery could score $50m from Frontiers stage two to implement the plan.
Frontiers I was announced in December and news of individual awards started in April.