Research

Are Young Scientists Getting Enough Help From the NIH?

Johns Hopkins

Ronald J. Daniels, president of the Johns Hopkins U., is worried by the number of graduate students who are quitting academic research out of fear that it won’t be a sustainable career. “Given the extraordinary promise of some of these young men and women, that represents an extraordinary loss to this country,” he says.
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For four straight years recently, despite annual budget cutbacks, the National Institutes of Health managed to record steady gains in a critical measure: the share of its main grant awards won by new scientists.

Through a combination of new award...

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