Funding Success for Open Source Project

01 Jun
Published by MatTodd




general open research

We've been successful in securing a large government grant with an open source component. The 3-year project concerns the enantioselective synthesis of PZQ for a low price, with the World Health Organisation as partner. (PDF of the Uni Sydney outcomes is here). The funding comes from the Australian Research Council (the main government funding agency in Australia). We wrote the proposal emphasising the possibilities inherent in the open source approach to doing science, and we're very pleased that this was seen as positive by an official grant-funding agency. The funding will allow us to increase our efforts on using TSL to drive our project forward much faster.

I was wondering whether other people had tried/had success with proposals that are based on open source projects?



jcbradley's picture

Congratulations Mat!
We've been trying too- one rejection and one pending.

steelgraham's picture

Excellent news Matt.

Many congratulations.