People Awards

The National Institutes of Health is looking into a new model of funding.

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NIH employees are existing

NIH employees are existing examples of people, not projects, that are funded by the NIH. Is this, in effect, a shift from extramural research to intramural research?

In Canada the CIHR has

In Canada the CIHR has launched a similar program. It has created a funding stream that is lab-based, although the lab head still has to define the projects of interest, but perhaps not in as much detail and the review critiques will be less focused on the feasibility of particular experiments and more on the track record of the investigator. More money has not been allotted in the total budget, so this won't necessarily allow more grants to be funded. But they will allow the winners to spend less time with annual renewals etc as the grants will be for 7 years (if I recall).