How grants impact careers - Sweden 1981-2020

Published: 31 August 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/yzjrhffpp2.1
Ulf Sandström,


Data from Swedish research councils - funding agencies - on grant applications and grants, data on scholarly performance (bibliometrics), and data on career (professor competence achieved) for 2,727 Ph.D. in medical and natural science that published a dissertation between 1985 and 1994. We follow their career until 2020. In a first analysis, we evaluate potential gender disparities in grant allocation using large-scale application data based on project registers held by Swedish funding agencies. The results of this analysis feed into the subsequent analysis – time to a professorship – where we study the indirect impact of the grant allocation on the promotion to a professor.


Steps to reproduce

The statistical analysis has been performed in R 4.05, using the “margins” package (Leeper TJ 2021) for calculations of AMEs, the “survival” package (Therneau 2021) for Kaplan-Meier and Cox PH, and the “eha” package (Broström 2020) for AFT.


Event History, Career Development, Research Funding, Longitudinal Research, Scientometrics