Rani, K; Luthra, R. 2011. Are research grants free from gender bias: an overview of funding pattern of CSIR extramural research projects in life sciences. CURRENT SCIENCE 100 (1): 38-42
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Rani, K; Luthra, R. 2011. Are research grants free from gender bias: an
overview of funding pattern of CSIR extramural research projects in life
sciences. CURRENT SCIENCE 100 (1): 38-42.
Author Full Name(s): Rani, Kanta; Luthra, Rajesh
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: Extramural research; funding pattern; gender; life sciences
KeyWords Plus: WOMEN; INDIA
Abstract: Analysis of life sciences extramural research (EMR) projects,
recommended during the period 2004-2008, indicates no apparent gender bias
in awarding EMR grants. The success rate of women scientists from universities
in getting EMR grants is higher compared to men scientists, unlike R&D
institutions where it is relatively lower. Outreach of life sciences research
funding to women scientists is limited to mainly Delhi, Karnataka and West
Bengal. Relatively lower strength of women in most institutions, rather than
gender discrimination, seems to be the reason of lower representation of
women in life sciences research funding.
Addresses: [Rani, Kanta; Luthra, Rajesh] Human Resource Dev Grp, New Delhi
Reprint Address: Luthra, R, Human Resource Dev Grp, CSIR Complex,Lib Ave,
New Delhi 110012, India.
E-mail Address: luthra57 at rediffmail.com
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