Monday, 19 May 2008

The human side of grant rejection

David Scott, a lecturer in physical biochemistry at the University of Nottingham applied to the BBSRC for £588,000 to work on the Haloferax microbe from the Dead Sea. On learning that his time-consuming grant application had been turned down, Dr Scott recorded a short video. The video shows the human side of grant rejection, in contrast to the usual clinical portrayal. The video comprises part of a wider BBC project called 'Test Tube' which aims to give a behind-the-scenes view of science in the university.

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