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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.”


Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.