Inequality in science funding has always been a problem, according to a 2006 article by The Scientist’s Alison McCook. At the time, McCook wrote that about one in five NIH extramural dollars went to 10 of the 3,000 institutions that receive grants. She added that only five US states got about half of all NIH funding, leaving the other 45 to split the rest.

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