Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Disappearing Young Scientists: Grant recipients younger than 36 fell to 3% in 2010, from 18%in 1983. Older scientists now compete for the same money.
He suggests it's time we consider alternatives to the traditional ways of funding science.
"So let’s consider some plausible alternatives. One possibility was on display in November at the annual meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc., a national nonprofit of women volunteers that delivers grants to U.S. scholars in science, engineering and medical research.