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How to Receive More Funding for Your Research? Get Connected to the Right People!

Ebadi A, Schiffauerova A - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: However, not everyone is successful in obtaining the necessary funds.According to the results, although past productivity of researchers positively affects the funding level, our findings highlight the significant role of networking and collaboration.In fact, our results show that in the quest for the research money it is more important how researchers build their collaboration network than what publications they produce and whether they are cited.

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Affiliation: Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Funding has been viewed in the literature as one of the main determinants of scientific activities. Also, at an individual level, securing funding is one of the most important factors for a researcher, enabling him/her to carry out research projects. However, not everyone is successful in obtaining the necessary funds. The main objective of this work is to measure the effect of several important factors such as past productivity, scientific collaboration or career age of researchers, on the amount of funding that is allocated to them. For this purpose, the paper estimates a temporal non-linear multiple regression model. According to the results, although past productivity of researchers positively affects the funding level, our findings highlight the significant role of networking and collaboration. It was observed that being a member of large scientific teams and getting connected to productive researchers who have also a good control over the collaboration network and the flow of information can increase the chances for securing more money. In fact, our results show that in the quest for the research money it is more important how researchers build their collaboration network than what publications they produce and whether they are cited.

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Average funding per distinct researcher, 1996 to 2010.
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pone.0133061.g001: Average funding per distinct researcher, 1996 to 2010.

Mentions: Before presenting results of the statistical analysis, we first examine the trends of some related indicators to provide a general picture. Fig 1 shows the average amount of NSERC funding granted to distinct individual researchers from 1996 to 2010. As indicated by the red dashed line in the figure average funding has followed an increasing trend during the examined time interval reaching from the level of $32,000 in the first considered year to around $49,000 in the final period.


How to Receive More Funding for Your Research? Get Connected to the Right People!

Ebadi A, Schiffauerova A - PLoS ONE (2015)

Average funding per distinct researcher, 1996 to 2010.
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pone.0133061.g001: Average funding per distinct researcher, 1996 to 2010.
Mentions: Before presenting results of the statistical analysis, we first examine the trends of some related indicators to provide a general picture. Fig 1 shows the average amount of NSERC funding granted to distinct individual researchers from 1996 to 2010. As indicated by the red dashed line in the figure average funding has followed an increasing trend during the examined time interval reaching from the level of $32,000 in the first considered year to around $49,000 in the final period.

Bottom Line: However, not everyone is successful in obtaining the necessary funds.According to the results, although past productivity of researchers positively affects the funding level, our findings highlight the significant role of networking and collaboration.In fact, our results show that in the quest for the research money it is more important how researchers build their collaboration network than what publications they produce and whether they are cited.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Funding has been viewed in the literature as one of the main determinants of scientific activities. Also, at an individual level, securing funding is one of the most important factors for a researcher, enabling him/her to carry out research projects. However, not everyone is successful in obtaining the necessary funds. The main objective of this work is to measure the effect of several important factors such as past productivity, scientific collaboration or career age of researchers, on the amount of funding that is allocated to them. For this purpose, the paper estimates a temporal non-linear multiple regression model. According to the results, although past productivity of researchers positively affects the funding level, our findings highlight the significant role of networking and collaboration. It was observed that being a member of large scientific teams and getting connected to productive researchers who have also a good control over the collaboration network and the flow of information can increase the chances for securing more money. In fact, our results show that in the quest for the research money it is more important how researchers build their collaboration network than what publications they produce and whether they are cited.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus