New Year, New Rules

Writedit blogs at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship about the NIH's grant award policy for fiscal '10. "It’s not entirely business as usual," she writes. A few of the changes she highlights: an allowance for 2 percent inflation, rather than 3 percent, for certain awards; suspension of the NIH Directors Bridge Award; increased salary cap; and five days instead of two to correct electronic applications. Check out the blog post for more details.

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