Posts Tagged ‘ARC’

Agony Aunt Government style

Posted: 5:18 pm on 11th May 2015

If your relationship is on the rocks, don’t stress! The relationship wizards, otherwise known as, the federal government and the Australian Research Council (ARC) are here to fix it. A $223,838  University of Western Sydney project funded by the Australian Research Council aims to study and compare different relationships to provide insight into why some thrive and others fail. No . . . apparently falling in and out of love is…

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Friendly Feelings

Posted: 12:01 pm on 4th March 2015

I know at WasteWatch we go on about the ARC grants but they keep giving.  Now we love it when people get along, but a $179, 700 tax-payer funded investigation into being friendly is pushing it. Especially when the friends being investigated died 500 years ago and are from the Apennine peninsula. The grant gave one lucky researcher the chance to examine “concord among humanists, philosophers, theologians, poets and political writers during…

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Gluten-free at the ARC

Posted: 1:00 pm on 17th February 2015

The Australian Research Council’s obsession with China just keeps boomeranging back to us here at WasteWatch. There was the $183,000 spent researching the rural workers of China, a $133,514 grant to study Chinese prostitution, and who could forget $246,000 to gain greater insight into Chinese celebrity? Well, not wanting to buck the trend, the ARC have continued their intrepid exploration into all things Chinese, this time in the name of…

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Discovery Grant Details Released

Posted: 3:17 pm on 19th November 2014

The Australian Research Council (ARC) recently released details of their funding for Discovery Projects. The University of Sydney scored big. Funding included $100,869 over three years for one researcher to produce ‘a comparative cultural history of time,’ and to consider how ‘temporality’ has been represented in literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Another researcher was awarded a massive $179,700 over three years to ponder the ‘political and religious…

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