Can women head up Big Mech NIH Grants?

Mar 23 2011 Published by under Diversity in Science, NIH Careerism

I had a query for Dr. Sally Rockey over at the OER blog that she claims will be answered in an upcoming paper. Her post discussed the success rates for women PIs when it comes to R01/equivalent applications, NIH wide. Bottom line is that women have comparable success rates for Type 1 applications and a slightly worse rate for Type 2.

I wanted to know about success for the larger projects...the Program Projects and Centers.

Being impatient, I went snooping around on RePORTER for one of my favorite ICs....

P60s- 33% woman PD (there are only three P60s)

P50s- 32% women PDs

P20s- 31% women PDs

The data figure posted on the Rock Talk blog looks to show that women PIs are about 26-28% of the R01/equivalent pool.

So at least for this one IC, women are better represented on the BigMechs than the NIH-wide R01/equivalent representation.

Nice.

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