Applying for funding is the worst part of my job

Barnett, Adrian G. (2014) Applying for funding is the worst part of my job. AusHSI Blog, 20 November.

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That’s what one researcher told us when we asked them about applying for NHMRC Project Grant funding. Others said that applying for funding had made them ill, lost them friends, ruined Christmas and caused arguments with friends and family.

What makes applying for funding so bad? We’ve tried to summarise the problems with the system in the diagram above. This is based on our group’s four years of research into the funding process. Some of the arrows are based on evidence from our surveys (Survey 1, Survey 2), others are based on anecdote or experience and so maybe wrong. Please let me know if I’ve missed an arrow or an issue.

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ID Code: 81872
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: peer review, decision making, NHMRC, ARC
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: 18 Feb 2015 22:58
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 22:59

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