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Gender gap: Selection bias snubs scholarly achievements of female scientists April 25, 2011

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Analysis shows that female scientists win fewer awards for their research, more often for service and teaching

 Women scientists must confront sexism when competing for scholarly awards, according to a new analysis.Research funded by the National Science Foundation and sponsored by the Association for Women in Science found that female scientists win service or teaching awards in proportion to the number of women in the PhD pool for their discipline, says sociologist Anne Lincoln at Southern Methodist University. That’s not the case, however, for awards for their research, says Lincoln, one of three authors on the analysis, which was reported in Nature.

The number of women who win scholarly awards is far fewer, the authors report.

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