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Musings of a Post-Stimulus Mind…

Musings of a Post-Stimulus Mind… Neuroinform (2009) 7:85–87 DOI 10.1007/s12021-009-9050-5 EDITORIAL David N. Kennedy Published online: 12 May 2009 Humana Press 2009 The current global economic downturn affects us all in Depending upon the actual number of applications received many different ways. The American Recovery and Rein- (now estimated at over 15,000), one can rest assured that vestment Act of 2009 includes support designed to this will be a much harder grant to get than the typical stimulate the economy of medical research for Fiscal Years ‘regular’ research grant, even in this economic climate. So, (FYs) 2009 and 2010, in part through funds directed to the yes, $200M will flow into the research economy, but at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for this purpose. what cost in the redirection of the intellectual focus of the One sweeping, general-purpose, investigator-initiated fund- community over the past months? But alas, leaving the ing opportunity was undertaken recently using a new grant mathematical improbabilities aside like a seasoned lottery mechanism and process, entitled “Recovery Act Limited ticket purchaser, my ‘see a grant opportunity—write a Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science grant’ mentality drew me into the fray of frenzied and Research (RC1)”. Constrained in scope http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neuroinformatics Springer Journals

Musings of a Post-Stimulus Mind…

Neuroinformatics , Volume 7 (2) – May 12, 2009

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Humana Press Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Computational Biology/Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; Neurology ; Computer Appl. in Life Sciences ; Neurosciences
ISSN
1539-2791
eISSN
1559-0089
DOI
10.1007/s12021-009-9050-5
pmid
19434520
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Abstract

Neuroinform (2009) 7:85–87 DOI 10.1007/s12021-009-9050-5 EDITORIAL David N. Kennedy Published online: 12 May 2009 Humana Press 2009 The current global economic downturn affects us all in Depending upon the actual number of applications received many different ways. The American Recovery and Rein- (now estimated at over 15,000), one can rest assured that vestment Act of 2009 includes support designed to this will be a much harder grant to get than the typical stimulate the economy of medical research for Fiscal Years ‘regular’ research grant, even in this economic climate. So, (FYs) 2009 and 2010, in part through funds directed to the yes, $200M will flow into the research economy, but at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for this purpose. what cost in the redirection of the intellectual focus of the One sweeping, general-purpose, investigator-initiated fund- community over the past months? But alas, leaving the ing opportunity was undertaken recently using a new grant mathematical improbabilities aside like a seasoned lottery mechanism and process, entitled “Recovery Act Limited ticket purchaser, my ‘see a grant opportunity—write a Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science grant’ mentality drew me into the fray of frenzied and Research (RC1)”. Constrained in scope

Journal

NeuroinformaticsSpringer Journals

Published: May 12, 2009

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