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DOE Puts Up $85 Million for Grants to Young Scientists

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Science  24 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5939, pp. 375
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_375

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has committed $85 million next year for a new program to help 50 young scientists establish their research careers. It is the latest federal agency to try to lend a hand to this vulnerable population. The program is financed by the $1.6 billion given to DOE's Office of Science earlier this year in the government-wide stimulus package. As such, the money must be spent quickly, with the expectation that it will provide jobs and help pull the nation out of its economic doldrums.