Volume 87 Issue 17 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: April 27, 2009

Redefining Funding

Changing funding formulas in the U.K. worry scientists
Department: Government & Policy

THE U.K.'S Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is comparable to the National Science Foundation in the U.S., announced that in April it would implement a new policy that would bar scientists from applying for grants if their past success rates were too poor. To many U.K. scientists, the idea, which came in March, seemed more like an early April Fools' Day prank than funding policy.

This policy change is . . .

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