Research and Funding

Blog post - MDs are not applying for K awards

June 4, 2014


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The NIA and the NIH have noticed that fewer physicians with MD degrees are applying for certain kinds of grants: career development awards, or K awards. These career development grants provide funding, help scientists set aside time to dedicate to research, and offer an intense career development experience for researchers. A new blog post by Dr. Chyren Hunter, deputy director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes this trend and what the NIA is doing about it.

Read the full blog post: MDs are not applying for K awards

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