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Plan to Reduce Number of New Grants Tempers Enthusiasm for NIH Budget Hike

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Science  11 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5455, pp. 953
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5455.953

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The Administration's proposed 2001 budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is receiving less than a standing ovation from biomedical lobbyists. But they admit that the 4.5% increase supports their campaign to double NIH's budget between 1999 and 2003, even if it doesn't come close to offering the 15% increase they want this year.