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NSF wants 'new' PI's with 'high-risk, high-return research' projects

March 21, 2009

The NSF, which is getting $3-billion from the $787-billion economic-stimulus measure signed into law last month, has announced guidelines for how it will go about divvying up its money.

In describing its “top priorities,” the NSF said in a notice on its website that it would emphasize getting money to “new principal investigators and high-risk, high-return research” projects. The agency also said that all grants issued with money from the stimulus legislation would be “standard grants with durations of up to five years.”

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Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.