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This is how science funding works in Australia

Twitter is currently blowing up with the above image.

Just as an FYI to my non-science friends. The National Health and Medical Research Council funds a large number of grants that researchers absolutely rely on. Early career researchers need funding to establish themselves in their fields, yet the below success rate shows how skewed the funding is toward those who are at the top of their careers, who have already established themselves in their areas of expertise. This is how science works. It’s one of the reasons why I’m choosing to leave academic research as a career. This is ridiculous.

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A Ph. D graduate in Microbiology, residing in Victoria, Australia. Currently working in multiple locations but still in the STEM field. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬

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