Disappointed In Grant Selection Committees

I work in the mathematical sciences. In my field, there are a number of well-qualified and nationally-based female scientists. However, very few of them have been recognized for their work, including being asked to serve on grant selection committees for the national granting agency. Male colleagues who have served on these committees have confided that the reasons for overlooking these women relate to their research applications being primarily in health (as opposed to, e.g., finance), which has been targeted as irrelevant by the program officer in the current funding climate.

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The story happened to a friend of mine as a Dr. Prof. in the year 2014 at an academic institution ‘Not in Belgium’.