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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research

In "Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research" (published on September 15th in PLoS Biology) Peter A Lawrence offers his perspective on the challenges that many (early career) scientists are facing when trying to secure funding for their (first) lab or research group. He discusses the impact of the current system on careers and science itself and argues for a simplified system.