B – Gender differences in UK research funding

Head MG, Fitchett JR, Cooke MK, et al. Differences in research funding for women scientists: a systematic comparison of UK investments in global infectious disease research during 1997–2010. BMJ Open 3(12):e003362                                
(doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003362)

The authors investigated funding awards to UK institutions for all infectious disease research from 1997 to 2010 through a systematic comparison of awards by sex. Results showed consistent differences in funding received by men and women, with women who had fewer funded studies and received less funding in absolute. These differences remained broadly unchanged over the 14-year study period.