Open season on grants

March 13, 1998

Meanwhile the success of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and others at upping the percentage of grant applications (they abolished the application dates - having no deadlines cuts down the number who get round to applying) has prompted imitators at the Natural Environment Research Council. The council is thinking of going for "continuous, non-thematic rounds" of awards - which for the illiterate is explained as "ie abolishing closing dates".

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