Hard numbers on NHMRC grants

Genetics researcher Gaetan Burgio (ANU) keeps a close and quizzical eye on National Health and Medical Research grants and has run the numbers on last week’s announcements (and re-announcements). He published his analysis yesterday, via Twitter. Dr Burgio reports:

# application are down, pushing the funding success rate up a couple of per cent on 2015, to 16 per cent or so

# without the 34-grant pool reserved for projects with women chief investigators (a first-time move) the gender distribution would be unchanged

# more grants were allocated to basic science research this year, but with less money on average than other areas

# for the first-time, women received a majority of New Investigator grants (but this could be due to the 34 women-only CI awards).


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