May 15, 2015
Sabine Plaud
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The project-based funding model in research: what impact on contemporary research? 2/2

PART 2: WHY WE SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETITIVE MODELS IN RESEARCH FUNDING AND HOW WE COULD MAKE THE MOST OF IT After detailing the criticism that may (sometimes rightly) be directed at a funding model in which research is funded on a competitive basis after a process of selective project evaluation, I will now examine how this model can be ‘saved’, covering its potential advantages, how to neutralise its potential damaging effects and under what conditions it might in ...
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April 14, 2015
Sabine Plaud
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The project-based funding model in research: what impact on contemporary research? 1/2

PART 1: HOW SORRY SHOULD WE FEEL ABOUT COMPETITIVE MODELS IN RESEARCH FUNDING? If we sketch a typology of research funding possibilities for an individual researcher or for a team, we can identify the following models: Permanent funding to a scientific team/structure/laboratory by a national research organism (e.g. the French CNRS); Public funding from a public research council (regional, national or transnational) for the implementation of a given research project (e.g., the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the UK Research Council, the European Research Council, the ...
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