Why the funding rate for AREA (R15) grants from NHLBI is at its lowest with a success rate of only 7.2% in 2014?
Heart rate regulation is emerging as an effective treatment for heart failure and angina. However a critical challenge in the development of new therapeutics is the paucity of information about molecular and cellular determinants of heart rate.
I would like to suggest the following changes in RO1 funding: (1) Reduce the amount but maintain the duration of each RO1 award to make academic research labs SMALLER but BETTER - This will force PIs pay closer attention to experimental design, to improve the efficiency and accuracy. It may entice more PIs to do more experiments themselves, the best way to reduce errors, maintain consistency and keep in touch with the ...more »