Below are three recent opinions on research funding models.
- Want a grant? First review someone else’s proposal, an account of an experiment at the National Science Foundation, which required that researchers submitting a proposal for funding agreed to review 7 proposals written by their competitors (July 2014).
- Politique de l’excellence en recherche, an opinion written by Comets (the ethics committee of the French National Center for Scientific Research), considering the consequences of current funding models on researchers’ creativity (July 2014). Here is a link to a summary in English (PDF).
NIH institute considers broad shift to ‘people’ awards, an news article discussing the possibility of funding researchers rather than proposals (July 2014).