Why are interdisciplinary research proposals less likely to be funded? Lack of adequate peer review may be a factor.

London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE Impact Blog

Recent findings suggest interdisciplinary research is less likely to be funded than discipline-based research proposals. Gabriele Bammer looks at how interdisciplinary research is currently peer reviewed and argues different review processes may well be required to do justice to these different kinds of interdisciplinarity. Discipline-based researchers may be ill-equipped to evaluate the integrative processes that an interdisciplinary proposal plans to use.

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