I think researchers are going to be so relieved by hearing about the federal budget increases, so excited by the prospect that writing a grant proposal might be a better way to get money than buying a lottery ticket, that there could be a huge surge of new grant applications.
This week’s Science proves me more right than I ever could have thought.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) put out a program called Challenge grants. They expected to make 200 awards.
By 12 May, NIH had logged about 20,000 applications for the Challenge awards.