Most researchers don’t have to check the eligibility criteria of every funding opportunity that comes across their desk. Researchers from other countries do because there is a very real possibility that they won’t be eligible due to their citizenship status. This post discusses the situation of non-Australian researchers working in Australia, but the problem crops […] … learn more→
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How can you work without funding?
Low funding for universities puts students at risk for cycles of poverty, especially in the wake of COVID-19
Post-secondary education has consistently been linked to the promise of a better life. Graduating from post-secondary study has been identified as the single most important factor affecting intergenerational mobility. Yet, several factors at play today show how this function of post-secondary education is in crisis in Canada. Shrinking government funding is behind higher university tuition fees. Government […] … learn more→
Fantastic funding and where to find it
Research funding has been declining in Australia for years. As we’re feeling the full force of COVID-19, the future of funding is at the forefront of many researchers’ minds. Most researchers understand why the research funding system in their country doesn’t work: the problems are common across the world. There just isn’t enough government money […] … learn more→
The Australian government is making ‘job-ready’ degrees cheaper for students – but cutting funding to the same courses
One objective of the government’s recently announced funding changes for universities is to increase the number of graduates in areas of expected employment growth – such as teaching, nursing, agriculture, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and IT. The education minister said student fees in these degrees would drop. But what he didn’t say is universities would […] … learn more→
The government’s funding changes are meddling with the purpose of universities
Federal education minister Dan Tehan in recent days announced an overhaul of the fee structures for undergraduate degrees – and the courses based in those degrees – to direct students towards ones it believes are more likely to get them a job. Student contributions for degrees in teaching, nursing, clinical psychology, English and languages will fall by […] … learn more→
Going online due to COVID-19 this fall could hurt colleges’ future
When the California State University system decided to conduct all of its classes online this coming fall, administrators said it was to avoid the health risks associated with COVID-19. Many other colleges are making similar decisions as they move online. Wayne State University and Michigan State University are likely to go online – but may offer a hybrid of […] … learn more→
Debate: How to rethink research funding?
The future multi- annual research programming law ( LPPR ) is causing serious concern in the world of higher education. On the one hand, researchers , dissatisfied with the current situation, are asking for more resources, while rejecting the principle of a selective, therefore unequal, distribution of resources – selective distribution which, in fact, already exists. On the other, research administrators and policy makers […] … learn more→
Democratic presidential hopefuls are promising to ramp up funding for public schools
Democratic presidential candidates are proposing bold new approaches to the federal government’s role in public education. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Cory Booker want to triple the US$15 billion spent annually on Title I, a program that sends federal dollars to high-poverty school districts. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to go further and quadruple funding for that same program. She also wants to make quality child care […] … learn more→
Democratic candidates want to boost school funding – research shows that will help low-income students
With few exceptions, the various Democratic plans for public education share a common theme: more funding, less privatizing. Candidates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders have promised to dramatically increase or triple current federal funding for low-income students and curtail charter school growth. Elizabeth Warren recently went even further, promising to quadruple federal funding for low-income students and end federal funding […] … learn more→
Government funding will be tied to uni performance from 2020: what does this mean, and what are the challenges?
Education minister Dan Tehan met with university Vice Chancellors in Wollongong this week to discuss a new report on an upcoming funding formula for universities – performance-based funding. This report, and the proposed funding approach detailed in it, has been some time coming. In 2017, the government ended the policy of demand-driven funding to universities, introduced by the previous Labor government […] … learn more→