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Funder Restrictions on Application Numbers Lead to Chaos

Bearup, Daniel, Childs, Dylan Z, Freckleton, Robert P (2018) Funder Restrictions on Application Numbers Lead to Chaos. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33 (8). pp. 565-568. ISSN 0169-5347. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.06.001) (KAR id:67229)


Restricting application rates is an attractive way for funders to reduce time and money wasted

evaluating uncompetitive applications. However, mathematical models show that this could

induce chaotic cycles in total application numbers, increasing uncertainty in the funding

process. One emergent property is that smaller institutions spend disproportionally more time


Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.06.001
Uncontrolled keywords: research funding; restricting applications; chaotic dynamics; size effects
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Daniel Bearup
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 10:47 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 00:13 UTC
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