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Early career grants, performance, and careers: A study on predictive validity of grant decisions
Department of Organization Science & Network Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Royal Institute of Technology, INDEK, KTH, Stockholm; Örebro University, Business School, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1292-8239
2015 (English)In: Journal of Informetrics, ISSN 1751-1577, E-ISSN 1875-5879, Vol. 9, no 4, 826-838 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The main rationale behind career grants is helping top talent to develop into the next generation leading scientists. Does career grant competition result in the selection of the best young talents? In this paper we investigate whether the selected applicants are indeed performing at the expected excellent level something that is hardly investigated in the research literature.

We investigate the predictive validity of grant decision-making, using a sample of 260 early career grant applications in three social science fields. We measure output and impact of the applicants about ten years after the application to find out whether the selected researchers perform ex post better than the non-successful ones. Overall, we find that predictive validity is low to moderate when comparing grantees with all non-successful applicants. Comparing grantees with the best performing non-successful applicants, predictive validity is absent. This implies that the common belief that peers in selection panels are good in recognizing outstanding talents is incorrect. We also investigate the effects of the grants on careers and show that recipients of the grants do have a better career than the non-granted applicants. This makes the observed lack of predictive validity even more problematic.

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Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 9, no 4, 826-838 p.
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Grant allocation, Predictive validity, Academic careers, Career grants, Gender differences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47859DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2015.07.011ISI: 000367612600011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84940823440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-47859DiVA: diva2:899294
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Funding Agencies:

European Research Council ERC 610706

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation P12-1302:1

Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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