The NIA views support for research career development and pre and postdoctoral fellowship training as a priority. The availability of funds to support career development (K) and fellowship training (F, T, and NRSA) awards is critical to the advancement of the next cadre of scientists conducting research on aging and age-related disorders.
This year’s sequester budget cut provided us with a real dilemma: do we fund fewer new awards or do we cut the funding of researchers with existing awards? Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer in NIA's Division of Extramural Activities, describes the decisions made.
Read the full blog post: Career development awards and fellowships: of paylines and priorities