“This certainly has been a tough year for the research community supported by NIH. We started off the year on a continuing resolution with the threat of sequester looming. In March sequestration began, and we had to update our fiscal plan to accommodate reduced spending by making fewer competing awards, and in most instances issuing non-competing awards at levels below the expected FY2013 commitments. The impact of the sequester is not just limited to this fiscal year, but as Francis Collins and I blogged about, we will continue to feel the effects into the future.”

Read more at Rock Talk by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Reseach.

P.S. Check out the interesting discussions in the comments, especially about postdoc pay and benefits.

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