End the NHMRC grant outcome guessing game

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End the NHMRC grant outcome guessing game

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Tim Moss started this petition to NHMRC and

Every year around the middle of October, Australia's medical researchers are preoccupied by the impending announcement of NHMRC grants. Many researchers' livelihoods depend on the outcome of competitive grant applications. Anxiety is high.

Researchers start to play a guessing game. They know the date of the announcement of NHMRC grants is imminent. Rumours circulate.

It is disrespectful of researchers that outcomes of decisions that so greatly affect their livelihoods should be announced ad hoc.

It is unfair that researchers are left in limbo. Their applications are submitted before deadlines known months in advance. The outcomes of their applications should be announced with the same surety.

Outcomes of NHMRC grants should be announced on a date known well in advance, ideally at the same time every year.

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