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  • NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers Exit Disclaimer
    February 24, 2014
    NIH committed to two rounds of funding for the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award program, supported by the NIH Director's Common Fund.
  • Equipping the Next Generation of Biomedical Innovators and Entrepreneurs (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
    November 18, 2013
    This past September, the NIH announced “Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training” (BEST)—a $3.7 million awards program designed to help universities prepare graduate students and research fellows in the field of biomedical research for 21st century jobs, including those outside the traditional academic tenure-track.
  • Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH Exit Disclaimer
    January 16, 2013
    Director lays out workforce initiatives geared towards early-career scientists.
  • NIH promises to improve biomedical research training Exit Disclaimer
    December 7, 2012
    Reacting to a steep rise in the number of young biomedical scientists seeking scarce academic jobs, the NIH plans to launch programs to prepare scientists for nonacademic careers, move students through their Ph.D.s faster, and bolster the pay of postdocs.



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