Reducing grant application numbers : the shame stick or prize carrot?

Barnett, Adrian G. (2015) Reducing grant application numbers : the shame stick or prize carrot? Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation.

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Abstract

Researchers spend an average of 38 working days preparing an NHMRC Project Grant proposal, but with success rates of just 15% then over 500 years of researcher went into failed applications in 2014.

This time would likely have been better spent on actual research.

Many applications are non-competitive and could possibly be culled early, saving time for both researchers and funding agencies.

Our analysis of the major health and medical scheme in Australia estimated that 61% of applications were never likely to be funded...

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ID Code: 81823
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: peer review, decision making, prize
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
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2015 22:44
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 22:44

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