As Many As 1,000 NIH Researchers Drop Out After Budget Cuts, Data Show

ScienceInsider: Up to 1,000 NIH Investigators Dropped Out Last Year
“New data show that after remaining more or less steady for a decade, the number of investigators with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding dropped sharply last year by at least 500 researchers and as many as 1,000. Although not a big surprise — it came the same year that NIH’s budget took a five percent cut — the decline suggests that a long-anticipated contraction in the number of labs supported by NIH may have finally begun…” (Kaiser, 3/7).

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