NIH Gives Less to Women, Study Finds

The National Institutes of Health give significantly more grants to men than to women, according to a new report released by the RAND Corporation this month.

The report says that female applicants for NIH grants in 2001-3 received on average only 63 percent of the money that male applicants received. One-third of the disparity is explained by the underrepresentation of women among the top 1 percent of NIH grant recipients. Nevertheless, when the report's authors eliminated those very