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February 13, 2008

Incorrect NIH Grant Amounts in: In Era of Tight Funds, NIH Seeks to Nurture New Scientists and Novel Ideas

JAMA. 2008;299(6):634. doi:10.1001/jama.299.6.634-a

Incorrect NIH Grant Amounts: In the Medical News & Perspectives story entitled “In Era of Tight Funds, NIH Seeks to Nurture New Scientists and Novel Ideas” published in the August 8, 2007, issue of JAMA (2007;298[6]:615-616), grant amounts were incorrectly reported. On page 616, in the last line of the table, “NIH Director's Pioneer Award,” the amount in column 4 should be $2.5 million. Also on that page, the first sentence in the first full paragraph in column 1 should be “EUREKA replaces NIGMS’ R21 high risk/high impact Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Awards, said Ravi Basavappa, PhD, a program director for the NIGMS’ Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics who also helped design the EUREKA program.” In the next paragraph, the third sentence should be “An anticipated 14 awards are expected this year, each providing $1.5 million over a 5-year project.” This article was corrected for error in data on September 6, 2007, prior to publication of the correction in print.