• Question: is the money important to your research

    Asked by imma_covalent_network2249 to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 4 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      If you mean the prize money… no. As I said I’d give it away!

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      You mean the money to keep the research going? If so, yes! A lab needs money to run everyday experiments, pay the staff and make research possible
      If you’re talking about the prize, no it’s not important! It’s more about enjoying this opportunity and if the prize happens then it will be great to organise my 2 day workshop!

    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 5 Mar 2019:

      Money is important for research. We get money from common people in the country through funding for research, so we should be really humble and thankful to the common people. Although money is important, but money is not everything. If you have a strong will and if you are clever, you can always find your way. Necessity is mother of invention and NOT Money.

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 5 Mar 2019:

      Money is important for research unfortunately! We are constantly applying for grants to keep our projects running. Running a lab day to day costs a lot even in terms of things like buying the materials we need to do reactions, glassware, kit maintenance! Simple things like gloves and lab specs for safety – all cost money! With no money, we couldn’t do the research we do.