Big Science vs. Little Science: How Scientific Impact Scales with Funding

  title={Big Science vs. Little Science: How Scientific Impact Scales with Funding},
  author={Jean-Michel Fortin and David J. Currie},
  booktitle={PloS one},
AGENCIES THAT FUND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MUST CHOOSE is it more effective to give large grants to a few elite researchers, or small grants to many researchers? Large grants would be more effective only if scientific impact increases as an accelerating function of grant size. Here, we examine the scientific impact of individual university-based researchers in three disciplines funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). We considered four indices of… CONTINUE READING
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