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Race and NIH Funding

Black NIH grant applicants are 10 percentage points less likely than whites to be awarded NIH research funding, says an NIH-commissioned study. The study, which appears in Science, drew upon data submitted to NIH's grants data system between 2000 and 2006 that included 40,069 unique investigators and upon data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports.

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