Early-career setback and future career impact

@article{Wang2019EarlycareerSA,
  title={Early-career setback and future career impact},
  author={Yang Wang and B. Jones and D. Wang},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2019},
  volume={10}
}
  • Yang Wang, B. Jones, D. Wang
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Computer Science, Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Communications
  • Setbacks are an integral part of a scientific career, yet little is known about their long-term effects. Here we examine junior scientists applying for National Institutes of Health R01 grants. By focusing on proposals fell just below and just above the funding threshold, we compare near-miss with narrow-win applicants, and find that an early-career setback has powerful, opposing effects. On the one hand, it significantly increases attrition, predicting more than a 10% chance of disappearing… CONTINUE READING

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