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NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards

NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards A 2011 study (D. K. Ginther et al. Science 333, 1015–1019; 2011) found that white researchers receive NIH grants at nearly twice the rate of African-American researchers, and even when factors such as publication record and training are considered African-Americans are still only 2/3 as likely to receive funding. In response, NIH is launching further analyses to explore whether bias contributes to this disparity–read more in Nature

Ginther DK et al, Science 2011 via sciencemag.org

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