Mysterious Disappearance of Female Investigators
Nature Publishing Group
The results of the first year's European Young Investigator (EURYI) awards are worrying. The awards provide 25 young scientists with up to euro dollar1.25 million to establish research teams in Europe. Only three of the 25 initial recipients were women, far below the percentage working in science at the targeted career stage. This was not because women didn't apply in sufficient numbers: nearly a quarter of the applicants were female. Rather, male applicants were twice as likely to succeed.
Watson, Darach, "Mysterious Disappearance of Female Investigators" (2005). Nature. ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 291.