Best Practice in Grant Application Mechanisms
Leader: Alexandru Simon
The frustration with grant application and management appears to be universal amongst scientists and in particular young scientists around the world. In many cases, it is young researchers who are most negatively affected, but science as a whole suffers from the consequences. Strangely, this problem is recognized widely; by those supplying funds for scientific research, those administering the granting process and the scientists applying for the funds. Yet, there appears to be little engagement amongst the various stakeholders to find answers that can be universally applied. Expert knowledge and adequate technology clearly exist to prevent such a costly waste of energy and money, as many good grant application examples illustrate. You can help make a change!
Please download the GYA statement and cover letter on this topic and send it to relevant officials.
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