NIH Seeks to Help Young Researchers

The National Institutes of Health has announced a pilot program designed to expedite the application process for young scientists who have never won research grants from the agency. If the effort is successful, the NIH might extend the revised procedure to all investigators, who often complain about delays.

In addition, the NIH is close to announcing a new grant program to help the most promising researchers make the transition from postdoctoral positions to professorships. The program