Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Measuring Grant Topic Diversity through Effective Size [ICSR Reports]
8 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2022 Last revised: 23 Nov 2022 Publication Status: Under Review
This case study illustrates how a research funding organization could profile their research portfolio to help inform grant level decisions and shape overall funding strategies. The approach enables inference of the multi-disciplinarity of research grants and topical similarity between grants using their topical associations and the relationships therein. The resulting metric may also be applied to assess the multi-disciplinarity of authors, publications and journals.
Keywords: topic diversity; grant topics; funding strategy; topical similarity
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