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More Good News For Women in Science

Una Smith una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Thu Aug 18 01:29:07 EST 1994

According to figures widely cited by NSF program officers
(and the What's New newsletter), the single largest source
of disparity between men and women at the NSF was among
reviewers:  female scientists with PhD's who have not done
so should consider filling out the reviewer applicant form
available on the NSF's Internet archive (stis.nsf.edu).

Also, the re-submission rate for rejected grant proposals
is lower among women than among men.  The take-home message
there:  revise and send 'em back in again, gals!  The avg.
number of submissions per grant (for those who eventually
*get* NSF grants) is said to be (a staggering) 1.9!!  So
you're in good company.  ;-)

	Una Smith			smith-una at yale.edu

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT  06520-8104  USA

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