Data and Code for: Gender Differences in Scientific Communication, and their Impact on Grant Funding Decisions


Why are women under-represented in the fields of science, technology, and innovation? Using a sample of Gates and NIH grant applications submitted by a common pool of US-based academic researchers, we implement a range of text analysis methods associated with gendered language. We find that despite significant institutional differences, there are consistent gender differences in scientific communication. By contrast, we find starkly differing impacts of these text characteristics on funding outcomes across our institutional settings. Our findings suggest that institutional reform is likely to be a viable strategy for increasing gender inclusion in science and technology.

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Creator Kolev, Julian; Fuentes-Medel, Yuly; Murray, Fiona
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 2020
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Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Social Sciences