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Sex bias in scientific funding applications

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A recent parliamentary briefing paper in the Uk made the point that fewer women applied for funding than might be expected from the gender balance of biomedical researchers.

A related concern is that research funding committees tend to be male dominated as there is a relatively small pool of senior female scientists from which to select reviewers.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2002) Peer Review. London

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