Funded so-called "breakthrough" grants that instead of revolutionizing science, continue the status quo
The List also contains an R21 "breakthrough" grant. The scope for an R21 grant are "novel studies that break new ground," "High risk high reward studies that may lead to a breakthrough" or "result in novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models or applications that will impact biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research." If this experiment is NIH's idea of "breakthrough" or "revolutionary" science, one can only imagine what its "normal" science looks like.
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