Calling all alternative and complementary practitioners. Here's your chance to prove your favourite woo works. The National Health and Medical Research Council is offering $5 million dollars to investigate the use and effectiveness of stuff like herbs and homeopathy (though there appears to be no limit to what they'll consider - come on all your reikiists - this is your chance to show the world that magic aura tweaking works!).
Given that the press release mentions Australians spend one billion dollars annually on alternative health treatments, EoR wonders why they need the extra government money to run their trials. Though the government supervision might at least mean better controls and protocols.
Applications need to be in by the end of February 2007. EoR hopes it's more successful than the National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine in the US.