The research lottery : the pressures on the Australian grant system

Barnett, Adrian G., Herbert, Danielle L., Clarke, Philip, & Graves, Nicholas (2014) The research lottery : the pressures on the Australian grant system. AQ - Australian Quarterly, 85(1), pp. 4-9.

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Abstract

NHMRC Project Grants and ARC Discovery Grants are two of the major sources of funding for new ideas in Australian science. Many scientists rely on them for their job or the jobs of their staff. They are highly competitive with only around 1 in 5 applications winning funding. To increase the chances of winning funding, scientists spend a long time writing carefully crafted applications, generally at the sacrifice of their research output. And the pressures on the system and our scientists are only going to get worse.

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ID Code: 66659
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Funding, Research management
ISSN: 1443-3605
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
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Institute of Political Science
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 05:09
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 14:02

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