Following Drugmonkey...It's been a good start.
April Datahound's first post...
May Indirect cost rate survey: Motivated by the new post, I finished the list for these 49 institutions...
June Few science policy topics have led to as much discussion as the NIH policy with regard to the number of amendments allowable for grant applications.
July Gender disparity in K99/Roo awards...Of the 201 men with R00 awards, 114 (57%) have gone on to receive at least 1 R01 award to date. In contrast, of the 127 women with R00 awards, only 53 (42%) have received an R01 award. This difference is jarring and is statistically significant (P value=0.009).
August These data reveal that the number of applications increased more than 2.6-fold from 5283 in FY2003 to almost 14000 in FY2012. NIH responded to this "proposal pressure" by increasing the number of awards from 1255 in FY2003 to almost 2000 in FY2012.
September Recently, NPR (through the work of Richard Harris and colleagues) aired a series of 7 stories about biomedical research and NIH funding with 5 stories on Morning Edition
October I am now starting to analyze the publication patterns of K99-R00 awardees. For this study, I examined the initial 2007 K99 cohort of 182 investigators, of whom 170 transitioned to R00 awards
November In my initial post on this program, I noted that recipients of F32 awards during the same period might make a reasonable group to compare to the K99-R00 recipients. I have now performed some of this analysis.
December I filed a request to the NIH through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on October 12 requesting available age data for New Investigators and ESIs for fiscal years 2006 through the present. Today, I received an email with an attached spreadsheet responsive to my request.