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Study finds bias in favor of male researchers for grant funding

There is an unconscious gender bias in the grant application review process when the researcher is evaluated in addition to the research itself, according to a study published in The Lancet. The study looked at grant applications received by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and found when equally qualified men and women are evaluated on their potential, men are more likely to receive grants, but that advantage is erased when the project is evaluated on the research alone.

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