Women’s First NIH Grants Tend To Be $41K Less

Government Executive: Previous research showed women receive lower startup funds from their universities to launch their research, but this is the first study to show women get less money when they submit grants to the federal government.

“If women are receiving less grant support from the very beginning of their career, they are less likely to succeed,” says co-corresponding author Teresa Woodruff, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute.

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