How the ‘graying biomedical workforce’ affects scientific funding in the US

Posted by on July 7, 2016 5:11 pm
Categories: health

As a result of the ‘graying of the biomedical workforce’ in the United States, many suspect that a preference for older, more experienced researchers in the competitive government grant application process is driving younger scientists away from academia. But a new government study into how the National Institutes of Health awards R01 grants questions this explanation.

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