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1 May 2010 Bling My Research! A Mock Grant Panel Activity Illustrating the Importance of Basic Research
Celeste A. Leander, Jeannette Whitton
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First-year university students have misconceptions about the source and dynamics of publicly funded research money. We designed an activity in which students take part in a mock grant panel. The results indicated a strong tendency toward student funding of applied medical research at the expense of basic research. Exposure to a few examples of important basic research moderates this tendency.

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Celeste A. Leander and Jeannette Whitton "Bling My Research! A Mock Grant Panel Activity Illustrating the Importance of Basic Research," The American Biology Teacher 72(5), 308-310, (1 May 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.5.10
Published: 1 May 2010
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