The working group recommends in the report that NIH “[r]educe the number of students and post-doctoral fellows supported,” increase awareness of alternative careers for people trained in science, and work on ways to
increase funding and promote a wider distribution of funds.
Here are NIH’s “Action Recommendations,” from that report:
- Reduce the number of students and post-doctoral fellows supported, and improve awareness and understanding of the branching career path available to new scientists (supply-side).
- Increase total funding and revise current funding structures to promote wider distribution of funds (demand-side).
It will be fascinating to see whether the NIH administration embraces these recommendations.