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Research council reveals lack of female principal investigators

EPSRC launches a survey to explore findings and address low number of applications from women

A report published by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has laid bare the underrepresentation of women principal investigators in the council’s grants.

Despite increases in the overall number of female applicants and proportion of women involved in peer review, application numbers from women for large grants are “particularly low”, the funder said in the report published on 1 October.

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