Point of View: The NIH must reduce disparities in funding to maximize its return on investments from taxpayers
OPEN eLife | 24 Mar 2018
New data from the NIH reveal that the scientific return on its sponsored research reaches a maximum at around $400,000 of annual support per principal investigator. We discuss the implications of this ‘sweet spot’ for funding policy, and propose that the NIH should limit both the minimum and maximum amount of funding per researcher.
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