Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

„Ablehnungen gehören halt zum Geschäft.“ Lernprozesse in wissenschaftlichen Drittmittelbiografien

Serrano Velarde, Kathia, Behrendt, Kai and Dahl, Patrik 2023. „Ablehnungen gehören halt zum Geschäft.“ Lernprozesse in wissenschaftlichen Drittmittelbiografien. Berliner Journal für Soziologie 33 , pp. 137-162. 10.1007/s11609-022-00485-7

[thumbnail of s11609-022-00485-7.pdf]
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (559kB) | Preview


What enables scientists to successfully attract external funding? Research on third-party funding discusses the consequences of external funding on research contents and sheds light on the regulatory dimension of competition-based research funding. Individual learning, however, is rarely the object of investigation. Research on peer review, in contrast, focuses on learning processes in the scientific production and evaluation process. Yet, insights into how these learning effects work and accumulate over the life course of applicants remain scarce. This study addresses this desideratum. Based on semi-narrative interviews with successful applicants from political sciences and organic chemistry, belonging to different generations, the paper examines, first, how learning takes place. Second, it explains why some applicants hold on to the belief that their proposal will be funded. It demonstrates how scientists actively acquire knowledge that enables them to write successful proposals. Acquiring this knowledge is a lifelong learning process. A central finding of the study is that successful applicants learn, above all, to make sense of their rejections.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Additional Information: Correction to article pub 09/11/2022 :
Language other than English: German
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0863-1808
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 26 September 2022
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 22:02

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics