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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

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Ambrose Yim

Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Yim, Ambrose (Ka Man), Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Measuring Grant Topic Diversity through Effective Size [ICSR Reports] (June 21, 2022). International Center for the Study of Research Paper No. Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4142563 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4142563

Ambrose (Ka Man) Yim (Contact Author)

Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford

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