14 May 2009

Everyone chase the money!

In March, I wrote about the stimulus package funding:

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.

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