Unfunded grant applications get a second chance
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In 2010 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded less than 20 percent of submitted research grant applications. The National Health Council (NHC) has launched a new online database to remedy that situation. Nancy Hughes, NCH’s assistant vice president of communications and marketing explains how the new site, HealthResearchFunding.org came about. “We wanted to address what happens to the wonderful research out there that comes to the attention of NIH through its peer-review process, but never progresses beyond that simply because there is a limit to how many dollars NIH can spend on research.”
Researchers can post their grant proposal abstracts and contact information on the site and leading patient advocacy organizations can access the information for funding consideration. The HealthResearchFunding.org site elevates research to previously inaccessible financial support.
Interested parties should go to www.HealthResearchFunding.org to learn more about becoming an NHC member and how to post peer-reviewed process to post on the database.