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Female scientists urge research grants reform to tackle gender bias10 Aug 8:52am

Female scientists urge research grants reform to tackle gender bias

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Data shows 90% of engineering and physical sciences funding in UK goes to male-led projects Leading female scientists are calling for urgent reform of the distribution of research funding after data revealed that almost 90% of grants awarded in the field of engineering and physical sciences over the past decade have gone to projects led by men. A freedom of information request (FoI) seen exclusively by the Guardian showed that in 2016-17, fewer than 7% of all research grants went to teams led by women – the lowest proportion for 10 years.
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