How Many Apply and How Many Are Successful?
Have you ever wondered how many researchers apply for NIH grants and, more importantly, how many are successful? Two years ago, NIH's Open Mike Blog examined the number of researchers NIH supports. At the time, two major problems were identified: 1) too many scientists vying for too few dollars and 2) too many post-docs seeking too few faculty positions. This recent Open Mike Blog post presents updated statistics regarding the number of researchers vying for support.