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Comment by:  Steven Erickson
Submitted 27 October 2006
Posted 27 October 2006

This all may be true, but the dramatic decrease in K awards has discouraged many young investiagtors from pursuing grant-funded research careers. The K award is nice because it gives a young investigator 5 years to "get on their feet."

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