ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

NIH scraps GSI, takes second swing at grant redistribution plan

June 9, 2017 12:34 AM UTC

Following vocal feedback from the research community, NIH said Thursday at a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director that it would scrap its recently proposed Grant Support Index (GSI) - a policy aimed at redistributing funds from established investigators to more early stage researchers - and replace it with the Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI).

The new initiative, like the GSI, aims to support younger researchers, and will focus on early stage and mid-career investigators whose grant applications scored in the top 25th percentile of submissions but were not funded...

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