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NIH stimulus grants for postdocs

The National Institutes of Health, awash in $10 billion dollars of stimulus cash and scrambling to get it out the door, has linkurl:announced;http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-056.html a new round of supplemental grants that aim to retain or hire new postdoctoral fellows in the labs of NIH-funded investigators. These "administrative supplements" are meant to "promote job creation and economic development along with accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific rese

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The National Institutes of Health, awash in $10 billion dollars of stimulus cash and scrambling to get it out the door, has linkurl:announced;http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-056.html a new round of supplemental grants that aim to retain or hire new postdoctoral fellows in the labs of NIH-funded investigators.
These "administrative supplements" are meant to "promote job creation and economic development along with accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research," according to the NIH announcement describing the grants. The NIH has now announced three rounds of supplementary funding--the two previous rounds requested applications for money to upgrade equipment or to undertake new construction--available to NIH-funded researchers. The agency aims to funnel $1 billion of its stimulus money through these three programs by September 10, 2010. linkurl:Raynard Kington,;http://www.nih.gov/about/director/index.htm acting NIH director, told __The Scientist__ that such supplementary grants represent a way for the NIH to award grant money efficiently. "This is actually a quicker way...



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