Government is engaged in the biggest shake-up of science funding and science management
the country has seen for over 20 years. It’s clear that the 2010 Budget will be a key component
of setting the scene for the coming few years.
“The most serious issues in the science sector are micro-management and excessive
competition for too little funding. Beyond reducing compliance costs by reorganising
Government science agencies (MoRST and FRST), there is a clear case for significantly
increased Government investment in science” said Dr James Renwick, President of NZAS.