By Jasmine Janes, Manu Saunders and Sean Tomlinson

Last month we posted a two-part blog post about the peer review of grants. In part one we asked if peer review was ‘fair’ and if it could be made better for ECRs. In part two we highlighted and discussed some of the way...

By Dr Jasmine Janes, Dr Manu Saunders & Dr Sean Tomlinson

Yesterday we asked if peer review in funding circles was biased, particularly against ECRs (early career researchers).  Today we offer some suggestions for improving the grant peer review experience.

So, can the g...

By Dr Jasmine Janes, Dr Manu Saunders & Dr Sean Tomlinson

The current system of peer reviewing grant proposals is recent, relative to editorial peer review. It started informally in the USA around the 1950s, apparently within Defence-related research offices, and quickl...

November 27, 2016

In May this year I wrote a little post about my experience applying for a DECRA. Now that the results are out, I thought I should write a follow up.

First of all, congratulations to all those applicants who were successful! It is a great achievement.

Now, for those of us...

May 27, 2016

Many ambitious, early career researchers around the world will be considering applying for an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) in the upcoming months and years. And why shouldn’t they? This prestigious award offers over $1...