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NIH Pledges Big Hike In Postdoc Stipends

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Science  30 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5513, pp. 2535
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5513.2535b

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Acknowledging that its stipends for graduate students and postdocs are too low, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to raise them significantly over the next 5 years--and then keep them competitive. NIH is also throwing its weight behind efforts to curb the length of a postdoc's tenure.