I noticed an advertisement in The Australian (November 18, Higher Education, p.27): The University of Adelaide is offering a postgraduate scholarship - $26,669 p.a. for 3 years, tax free - to undertake a PhD in the area of motorcycle safety, with the Centre for Automotive Safety Research. I've noticed a tendency on this forum to blame unpopular road safety decisions on the academics for their research, rather than the politicians who pick and choose from a wide range of recommendations only those that suit their narrow agenda. So for those research bashers out there who think that gut feeling trumps scholarly work and peer review (and I don't mean to implicate any specific individuals), here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is and prove them wrong. If you're sick of car drivers making recommendations on your behalf, here's your chance to put a motorcyclist's spin on it. If you have a background in psychology, public health or statistics, get an application form at <http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/postgrad/pgforms.html> and submit it before Friday the 18th December. Anything else is just meaningless chest beating.