MERITing more time

NCI redesigns MERIT Awards to benefit Early Stage Investigators

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow some early career researchers to extend their first major grants through a reimagined MERIT Award mechanism. Top-scoring proposals among the FY18 cohort will be given the opportunity to convert their funded grant to a MERIT Award, which will allow five-year grants to be extended an additional two years.

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