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Funding: Interdisciplinary challenges

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16118 (2016) | Download Citation

Scientific analysis of funding support suggests that interdisciplinary research proposals are less successful than those focused on single disciplines. This has negative implications for the development of interdisciplinary research such as microbiology, and may hinder our ability to solve society's grand challenges.

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  1. Paul C. Blainey is at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and MIT Department of Biological Engineering, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA.

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