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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.
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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