Calling all Brits!
Fellow Brits! Time to raise your heads from newspapers documenting the slow-motion car-crash that is Gordon Brown’s career, and petition the government! Why? Because the EPSRC are planning to change the process of applying for funding.
Apparently, they want to blacklist researchers who apply for funding but are unsuccessful in their application in more than 75% of cases. Most academics get the odd proposal refused, so the average failure rate is 65-85% – meaning many would be black listed. Please consider signing the petition (created by Prof. Joe Sweeny):
This proposal can only hurt younger and less well established academics, ruining their progression and careers.
Thanks! (Especially to Martyn for alerting me of this)