Insights & Perspectives
Collegiality and careerism trump critical questions and bold new ideas: A student's perspective and solution
The structure of scientific funding limits bold new ideas
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 34, Issue 6, pages 448–450, June 2012
How to Cite
Nicholson, J. M. (2012), Collegiality and careerism trump critical questions and bold new ideas: A student's perspective and solution. Bioessays, 34: 448–450. doi: 10.1002/bies.201200001
- Issue published online: 21 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2012
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Funding agencies (and journals) seem to be discriminating against ideas that are contrary to the mainstream, leading to leading to the preferential funding of predictable and safe research over radically new ideas. To remedy this problem a restructuring of the scientific funding system is needed, e.g. by utilizing laymen - together with scientists - to evaluate grant proposals.