Funding for scientific research

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Scientific research funding comes from two major sources: government-sponsored and corporate/private funding. Many researchers spend a large percentage of their time applying for grants, the primary source way of awarding research funding.

In America, it's often important to get public recognition and media attention to secure research funds.[1]


  1. ... some experimental groups have announced their conclusions to the press before submitting them to the peer review process ... the motivation of such experimentalists is public recognition and media attention, which are often important in getting funded. Book Reviews for Voodoo Science and Quantum Leaps