Reduced funding and sequestration impact young biomedical researchers

Alexis J. Carulli

Abstract

The federal sequester has exacerbated an already grim research funding crisis. The continued budget cuts have had a widespread effect on all researchers in biomedical science, but the impact is especially keen on trainees who are deciding whether or not to stay in science. Steps must be taken to bolster young researcher morale, career options and funding to ensure the continued advancement of biomedical science in this country.