“Counting Sheep” project awarded a Marsden Fast-Start research grant

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in Everyday Life

I’m very privileged and excited to announce that “Counting Sheep: NZ Merino Wool in an Internet of Things” has been awarded a three-year research grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand‘s Marsden Fund Fast-Start programme.

“The Marsden Fund invests in investigator-initiated research aimed at generating new knowledge. It supports excellent research projects that advance and expand the knowledge base and contribute to the development of people with advanced skills in New Zealand. The Marsden Fund encourages New Zealand’s leading researchers to explore new ideas that may not be funded through other funding streams and fosters creativity within the research, science and technology system.”

The $300,000 award will be used to support multi-disciplinary international research activities and fund a student in the School of Design’s Master of Design Innovation programme.

Special thanks to the Research Office of Victoria University and the School of Design for their support. I’d also like to thank Dr Jean Burgess for her unfailing encouragement and valuable feedback on my proposal, and the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and thought-provoking questions. I hope to do everyone proud in the next few years. Thanks again.

Update: 2010 Marsden Fund Awards