Inside the black box: research grant funding and peer review in Australian research councils

Karen Mow

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    Abstract

    Administrative design of research funding processes in the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council vary and subtle differences have impacts on the ways that decisions are made. Views from outside and inside the black box of selection reveal the consequences of process design on judgments of excellence and decision-making capacity. The dominant discriminator between applicants in Australian selection processes is track record of the applicant. Reliance on track record to determine the outcomes of all but the very best applications is very like awarding prizes for past work and is significantly different from the models of grant selection that operate in comparable international research councils.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherLambert Academic Publishing
    Number of pages252
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9783838303079
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Mow, K. (2010). Inside the black box: research grant funding and peer review in Australian research councils. (1 ed.) Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.