Words to Dollars

With some 85 percent of research grant applications being rejected, Maria Freire, the head of the Foundation for the NIH, writes at the Hill that times are tough for new investigators.

For every 10 postdoctoral fellows who are seeking a tenure-track faculty position, fewer than two will succeed, she adds, and for those who remain in academia, the average age at which a new PI receives a major grant has risen to 45.

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