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Major, Groundbreaking Increase in Hype in Grant Applications
Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health increasingly employ subjective and promotional language in describing research, a study finds.
Major, Groundbreaking Increase in Hype in Grant Applications
Major, Groundbreaking Increase in Hype in Grant Applications

Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health increasingly employ subjective and promotional language in describing research, a study finds.

Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health increasingly employ subjective and promotional language in describing research, a study finds.

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Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 25, 2022 | 6 min read
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.
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Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Asher Jones | Mar 8, 2021 | 2 min read
After refusing to pay the ransom demanded by those behind a cyberattack, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has been out of action since February 8.
After Shutdown, NSF Catching Up on Review Panels, Funding Requests
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 1, 2019 | 2 min read
All the while, staff members are meeting daily to prepare for another possible pause in operations come mid-month.
NIH: Grant Applicants Can Cite Preprints
Tracy Vence | Mar 27, 2017 | 2 min read
In an agency first, the National Institutes of Health provides guidance on citing certain non-peer-reviewed publications in agency proposals and reports.
Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes
Jef Akst | Jul 14, 2016 | 1 min read
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will reverse some of the recent changes to its grant-reviewing processes after protests from researchers.
Researchers to CIHR: Reverse Peer Review Changes
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2016 | 2 min read
Nearly 1,200 scientists are asking the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to undo recent changes to its grant-review process.
Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding
Ruth Williams | Jun 29, 2016 | 3 min read
An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  
Finding Funding for Rejected NIH Proposals
Catherine Offord | Mar 24, 2016 | 2 min read
The National Institutes of Health joins forces with a tech company to launch a matchmaking program that aims to help investigators find secondary funding sources.
Improving Federal Oversight of HHS Grantees
Bob Grant | Sep 4, 2015 | 1 min read
The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.
Assessing Research Productivity
Donna S. Gibson, Craig B. Thompson, and Ushma S. Neill | Jan 1, 2015 | 4 min read
A new way of evaluating academics’ research output using easily obtained data
China Shakes Up Research Funding
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2014 | 1 min read
Corruption and waste prompt officials to announce that by 2017, the main competitive, federal science funding programs will be eliminated, replaced by a uniform platform.
NSF: Researchers Need Regulation Relief
Bob Grant | May 2, 2014 | 2 min read
The National Science Foundation’s governing board calls for the easing of administrative requirements so that scientists can focus on their work.
New Resubmission Policy at NIH
Tracy Vence | Apr 22, 2014 | 2 min read
The National Institutes of Health is now allowing grant applicants to resubmit unsuccessful proposals as new.
Troubled Grant Giver Can Resume
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2013 | 1 min read
Texas lawmakers lifted a ban on a taxpayer-funded research organization to dole out grants.
Impact Forecasts Cloudy
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 31, 2013 | 2 min read
Current models do a poor job of predicting the impact individual scientists will have, according to a study.
Science, Stalled
The Scientist Staff | Oct 11, 2013 | 10 min read
A salmonella outbreak threatens as the FDA, CDC, and USDA limp along, national laboratories are on the brink of closing, and some patients are admitted to the NIH hospital.
Week in Review: September 30–October 4
Tracy Vence | Oct 4, 2013 | 5 min read
Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science
Federally Funded Researchers Fear Shutdown Delays
Tracy Vence | Oct 2, 2013 | 3 min read
As the US government shutdown enters its second day, scientists who rely on federal grants to continue their work and support their staffs and students express frustration. 
Opinion: Reviewing Reviewers
David Cameron Duffy | Jul 19, 2013 | 3 min read
Science needs a standard way to evaluate and reward journal reviewers.
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