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Asked by guccichannel to Darren, Krystal, Lee, Tara, Upulie on 19 Jun 2011.
Keywords: fund, research
Bill Gates is my boss! Well, he funds my research… Bill and his wife Melinda set up “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” that improves health and education of people all over the world. The Foundation particularly wants to help women and children in developing countries, and has put a lot of money into malaria research.
So I wrote an application to them, about my idea for a malaria vaccine, and they gave me the funding to do it!
My research is funded directly by the NSW government through Cancer Institute NSW, and indirectly through donations to the Garvan Institute. Some of the people I work with are funded by the Australian government and my students have scholarships from the Australian government.
My research is funded by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). So myself and my colleagues write an application to the NHMRC explaining what we want to do, why we want to do it and how it will help people. That application gets judged by other scientists and, if it is deemed worthy, our research gets funded. An NHMRC grant for a research project usually last 3 years.
My research is funded by the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, which is part of Queensland Uni of Technology. It’s also partially funded by the Queensland Government.
My work is mostly funded by the National Health and Medical Research council, in other words, the Federal government.We also have funding from charitable organisations like the Leukemia Society of America. The initial work I did was also funded by the US government – so for a while, you could say that I worked for Barack Obama!
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