NSERC Discovery Grants: Easier on Newcomers?

03/25/2011 by Sylvain Hallé

It is widely believed among my colleagues that the DG program is purposefully more indulgent for first-time applicants than for established researchers seeking renewals. Fresh statistics about the 2011 competition show that this is both true and false:

Hence first-time applicants in general fare worse, and are expected to fare worse, than the average.

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