Writing Style in Abstract Linked to NSF Grant Payout

A text analysis of nine years of grant abstracts submitted to the NSF indicated that what researchers say and how we say it can foretell the amount of funding we are awarded. They also show that the writing funders idealize may not always match up with what they actually prefer.

4 years ago
France Cordova

NSF Changes Guidelines for Informative Titles, Abstracts

UPDATED: Amidst calls by politicians for greater transparency in how the National Science Foundation arrives at grant decisions, the federal agency institutes new guidelines for more accessible descriptions of projects.

8 years ago