Volume 95 Issue 25 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 19, 2017

U.S. National Institutes of Health backs off funding limits for researchers

Agency instead creates initiative to support early- and midcareer scientists
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: research funding, nih, grant, early career scientists

Facing a storm of criticism, the National Institutes of Health has abandoned a plan that would have limited the number of grants any one scientist could get.

The Grant Support Index, which NIH rolled out last month, used a formula to determine whether an individual investigator could receive additional NIH funding. NIH leaders said it would effectively limit the number of grants any one scientist could get to three . . .

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