Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: National Institutes of Health
(NIH) grants play an important role in the careers of the research faculty
in medical schools. Given the importance of NIH funding in an academic career,
we sought to determine several aspects of NIH funding that have, to the best
of our knowledge, not been examined in detail. These are (1) the median length
of time of NIH funding during the academic life of an individual, (2) the
predictive value, for long-term funding, of receiving NIH funding at any given
time, and (3) the effect of length of the unfunded period on the likelihood
that an investigator will be subsequently funded.
Rajan TV, Clive J. NIH Research Grants: Funding and Re-funding. JAMA. 2000;283(15):1963. doi:10.1001/jama.283.15.1957
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