• News

    Dr. Sally Rockey Provides Analysis of NIH Application Rates

    Date: August 21, 2012

    Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research, recently addressed NIH application rates in her regular ‘Rock Talk’ column, “More Applications; Many More Applicants.”  Dr. Rockey completed an analysis of historic trends in the number and direct cost of grant applications.

    The NIH has seen a large increase in applications over the past decade. Dr. Rockey sought to determine how much of this is due to scientists writing more applications and how much is a result of a larger number of scientists doing biomedical research. Her analysis focused on competing applications for investigator-initiated research project grants (RPGs). Read her analysis here.