Afternoon Talk on Allocation of Research Funding – Concentration or Diversity?

Organized by Junior Researcher Development Programme and AIAS

2018.09.05 | Amy Louise Bretton

Date Thu 25 Oct
Time 15:00 17:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

The question of how to ensure the best possible outcomes of research funding is a key issue on the science policy agenda. A central aspect concerns the relationship between the size of funding and research performance: Is scientific discovery and productivity best supported by concentrating investments in the hands of a limited number of PIs or by spreading out funding among many smaller research terms? First, the presentation outlines arguments and evidence for and against funding concentration based on a systematic literature review. Secondly, a preliminary examination of concentration trends in Danish research funding patterns over the last 15 years is presented.

Speakers: Peter Munk Christiansen, professor, chairman of the Danish Council of Independent Research, head of department, and Kaare Aagaard, senior researcher, Department of Political Science, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy.

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