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Older Scientists Win Majority of Funding

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Science  19 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5665, pp. 1746
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5665.1746a

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TOKYO-- A recent survey by Japan's top science advisory panel suggests that the government's approach to distributing research grants rewards people for past accomplishments rather than their potential for breakthrough discoveries.