It's not the winning but the taking part that counts: how the process of applying for competitive grants is of benefit to researchers

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“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.” So goes the famous saying by Pierre de Coubertin, the father of modern Olympic Games. But does the same apply for competitive research grants? Charles Ayoubi, Michele Pezzoni and Fabiana Visentin report on their study which finds that simply taking part in an application process has a positive effect on researchers’ publication rates and on the average impact factor of the journals in which they publish. Participating in a competitive grant also allows applicants to enhance their learning, explore new trends of research, and extend their collaboration networks.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLSE Impact Blog
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018

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