The choice of words used by women may have disadvantaged them during the evaluation of their grant applications despite a blinded process, a recent analysis suggests. Whether this applies to other contexts remains to be seen, but perhaps women need not err on the side of caution in their choice of words.
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Over 80% of the applications we supported editorially were successful in obtaining research grants from the Swedish Research Council this year. This greatly surpasses the typical average success rate of 25% or so for submitted applications.
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