Monday, January 12, 2015

Difficulties faced by young investigators seeking NIH funding

This interesting article provides somewhat disheartening statistics regarding NIH funding levels for young faculty.  It provides information on what Johns Hopkins University is doing to try and support young investigators who are in the early stages of launching their research careers.  There are many lessons to be learned from this institution's approach.  In the current funding climate, more institutions should follow this lead and provide financial and other support to promising new investigators.  Ultimately, the entire scientific community will benefit from the addition of new ideas and fresh approaches from young investigators.

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