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A little while ago I was “tagged” by Orac of Respectful Insolence in the “How to Fix the NIH” meme. The rules to the meme were a bit laborious, and I’m not going to be so mean as to tag more innocent bloggers with the ponderous task of thinking about grants and funding institutions when…

Who ever said there’s no fortune and glory in science? I just got wind of several multi-million dollar prizes for scientists who tackle some tough questions: called X-Prizes. What is an X PRIZE? An X PRIZE is a multi-million dollar award given to the first team to achieve a specific goal, set by the X…

At the Society for Neuroscience meeting last month, there was a special symposium regarding the current NIH funding situation that was supposed to be given by the current director of the NIH, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni. Due to his plane being delayed, he was a no-show, although the talk was instead given by a few…

Well my second re-submission of my NRSA is finally on its way to the NIH today. This is my last try (for this grant), so if its still not getting a fundable score, I’ve got to scrap the whole thing. So, obviously, I’m REALLY hoping I don’t have to do that. (Fingers crossed!) While writing…