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Interdisciplinary research has consistently lower funding success

Bromham, Lindell; Dinnage, Russell; Hua, Xia

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Interdisciplinary research is widely considered a hothouse for innovation, and the only plausible approach to complex problems such as climate change. One barrier to interdisciplinary research is the widespread perception that interdisciplinary projects are less likely to be funded than those with a narrower focus. However, this commonly held belief has been difficult to evaluate objectively, partly because of lack of a comparable, quantitative measure of degree of interdisciplinarity that can...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/108920
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature18315

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