VP Brian Herman on Scarcity of Research Money for Young Scientists

Brian Herman, Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota
Friday, April 10, 2015

Brian Herman, vice president for research at the University of Minnesota, was featured today in the Washington Post describing the dearth of funding available to young scientists. Only 1 in 6 NIH grant proposals is awarded, and the average age at which researchers obtain their first NIH grant is 42. Concerns run deeply enough that the U.S. Congress recently released a proposal that would require the NIH to set aside more money for leading-edge research by emerging scientists.