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NIH Seeks Fresh Ideas on Diversity

Science  26 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5973, pp. 1566-1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5973.1566-c

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is betting $10 million that academics can find new ways to promote diversity in U.S. science. The money will be spent on a new competition called the Director's Pathfinder Award. Pathfinder applicants must devote at least 30% of their time to efforts that will broaden the talent pool in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences.