Issue Date: September 5, 2011
NIH Grants Show Racial Divide
Black scientists who apply for grants from the National Institutes of Health have less chance of receiving funding than their white counterparts. This is the conclusion of an NIH-commissioned study, which has prompted intense discussions about potential racial bias in NIH’s peer review process and has sent agency officials scrambling to find the causes of and solutions to the problem.
The study, published last month in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1196783), revealed that, between fiscal . . .
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