Thursday, December 06, 2007


On Dec. 5 in the item below, we reported that CIRM was considering raising the honorarium for scientists who review grant applications from $500 to $2,000 daily. The increase would actually be to $2,000 for any meeting, whether it is one or two days, and include preparation. Generally the grant review sessions have not lasted more than one or two days. Reviewer's expenses are covered as well.

Interim CIRM President Richard Murphy also pointed out to us that when he did grant reviews in the past that it took him one to two weeks to review the grants and write them up, including meeting time and travel.

(Editor's note: Originally this item was labelled as a correction. However, in reviewing the material from CIRM, the agency's material was ambiguous about whether the $2,000 was a flat fee.)

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