Grant Breakdown

Seeking to gain a better picture of how US researchers spend the roughly $16 billion in NIH funding they receive annually in individual grant funding, Science recently reached out to the research community and asked investigators to open up their books. Many were skittish about attracting an audit, and declined, but some agreed.

One of those who provided their spending details is Michael Imperiale, a microbiologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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