Category Archives: NIH

The Trump Administration Has A Very Unserious NIH Budget Proposal

Former ScienceBlogling and now International Man of Scientific Mystery Ed Yong reports (boldface mine): The bulked-up version of the President’s budget for fiscal year 2018, which will be released next week, may not allay those fears. According to two sources … Continue reading

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Congress Tells Trump To Go To Hell About The NIH’s Fogarty Center

One of the few specific items in Il Trumpe’s Magic Asterisk NIH budget was the elimination of NIH’s Fogarty International Center. Well, at least for 2017, that didn’t happen: Like Corey Robin, I’m truly confused as to how this came … Continue reading

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Thoughts On “The Nonpartisan Nerd Parade”

To use Buzzfeed’s phrase. Hughes (boldface mine): The programming could be called a lot of things. Inspiring, maybe. Nerdy. Wholesome. Boring. But it was not in any way controversial. And in that way it felt like a missed opportunity, bizarrely … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Funding, Global Warming, NIH

We’re Not Having A Serious Discussion About Grant Overheads

Something Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog wrote is very relevant to recent arguments about NIH (and by extension, other agencies’) grant overheads (boldface mine): Please note how the Times presents this debate — in effect, “White House, … Continue reading

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A Primer On NIH’s Indirect Costs

Based on interest in yesterday’s post about NIH overheads, here’s a talk put together by Sally Rocker, while she was still at NIH (because we believe policy discussions require knowing how things work):

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If You Want Federal Agencies To Work Together, They Should Be In The Same Place

Over the weekend, Ross Douthat had an op-ed lamenting the rise of the well-to-do liberal city. We’ll leave aside a key cause of gentrification and pricing out the middle class (note that these aren’t the same thing), which is rising … Continue reading

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Overheads: Nobody Is Leaving Money On The Table

Last week, after a surprise attempt by the Trump Administration to take back $1.2 billion of committed funds from NIH, HHS Secretary Tom Price responded: Price repeatedly suggested reducing the amount the NIH pays universities to cover “overhead” costs, like … Continue reading

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