Tag: NIH

Inside Higher Ed: Gap in NIH Funding for Black and White Researchers

Reported today in Inside Higher Ed: White applicants for grants from the National Institutes of Health were significantly likelier than black researchers to win funding, according to a Science magazine study published Thursday that sought (and struggled) to explain the reasons for the gap. The study found that about 16 percent of black applicants were … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Gap in NIH Funding for Black and White Researchers

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Chronicle: Budget Straits Mean Grant-Success Rate Will Hit All-Time Low, NIH Warns

Reported yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Budget cuts forced by Congress will probably mean that university medical researchers seeking federal funds will have their lowest success rate in history, National Institutes of Health officials told lawmakers on Wednesday. Only about one in six grant applications to the NIH are expected to be approved, … Continue reading Chronicle: Budget Straits Mean Grant-Success Rate Will Hit All-Time Low, NIH Warns

NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network

The NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) is seeking input from the scientific community, health professionals, patient advocates, and the general public about current and emerging priorities in basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR).  A formal request for information (RFI) has just been published in the NIH Guide: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-055.html . We encourage … Continue reading NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network

Chronicle: NIH Offers Less Money, New Priorities, More Oversight

Reported today in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Six months into his job as NIH director, Francis S. Collins is close to announcing new ethics rules for universities and their scientists, to ensure that medical research isn't corrupted by corporate financing. That may not be the only shake-up. In an interview last week with The … Continue reading Chronicle: NIH Offers Less Money, New Priorities, More Oversight

Chronicle: Compromise Budget Bill Would Increase Pell Grant and Funds for NIH and NSF

Reported today in the online Chronicle of Higher Education: Legislators in Congress have agreed on a compromise spending bill for the 2010 fiscal year that would increase appropriations for Pell Grants, minority-serving institutions, and programs for disadvantaged and first-generation college students. . . . The National Institutes of Health would get $31-billion under the bill, … Continue reading Chronicle: Compromise Budget Bill Would Increase Pell Grant and Funds for NIH and NSF

Inside Higher Ed: Ground Breaking Science Unfunded

According to the article "Risky Business" by Jack Stripling in Inside Higher Ed: Some of history’s major scientific and technological breakthroughs started as research projects with little promise of bearing fruit, but funding for “high risk, high reward” research has always been difficult to secure. In an economic downturn, finding money for these projects is … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Ground Breaking Science Unfunded