Grants as Ageism

The University of Maryland's Les Costello writes at The Scientist that NIH's initiative to support new investigators at the same rates as established investigators is a form of age discrimination. "As young investigators, I and my colleagues successfully competed with established researchers based on merit, without preferential treatment," he writes.

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