You and 9,999 of Your Colleagues | GenomeWeb

The grant-writing frenzy has passed fever pitch and a few numbers are in regarding the Challenge Grants. As of May 1st, Science Insider says that NIH received 10,000 grant applications, though more may come in as some researchers work around problems they had submitting to grants.gov. After crunching some numbers, Science Insider says that if NIH, as it has proposed, funds 200 of the $1 million, two-year grants, the success rate will be 2 percent. Ouch.

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