Funding : Australia’s grant system wastes time

Herbert, Danielle L., Barnett, Adrian G., & Graves, Nicholas (2013) Funding : Australia’s grant system wastes time. Nature, 495(7441), p. 314.

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Abstract

We found that scientists in Australia spent more than five centuries' worth of time preparing research-grant proposals for consideration by the largest funding scheme of 2012. Because just 20.5% of these applications were successful, the equivalent of some four centuries of effort returned no immediate benefit to researchers and wasted valuable research time. The system needs reforming and alternative funding processes should be investigated...

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ID Code: 58529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: research management
DOI: 10.1038/495314d
ISSN: 1476-4687
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2013 04:21
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 22:10

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