the agency—proposals made in response to PAs remain, in the words of the SBIR Program Coordinator, “viewed as investigator-initiated.”

The data suggest that NIH is moving quite cautiously toward a model where some funding is specifically allocated for agency-directed research, and a much larger amount of funding is distributed so as to encourage research in particular areas.



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