From Projects to People | GenomeWeb

The US National Institutes of Health is considering a plan to focus more on grants that support individual researchers rather than research projects, Nature News reports.

On a smaller scale, the agency has tried this through its Pioneer Awards that support high-risk, high-reward work of individual researchers by giving them an average of $500,000 per year for five years.

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