How much Merritt's can you buy with MERIT?
Congratulations to Garret, who received a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award from National Institute on Drug Abuse for his lab's work at UNC. This prestigious award is granted to researchers who have achieved outstanding results with their previous NIDA projects. The MERIT award allows investigators to eschew normal grant application processes and provides long-term support for innovative research. The nominee process is rigorous, featuring review by several panels of NIDA staff and non-associated scientists, and the awardees are ultimately selected by the Director of NIDA.
Garret received the MERIT award for his excellent research on the neurocircuitry of drug abuse. But there is perhaps a more important investigative topic for the lab now... how many Merritt's sandwiches can you buy with a MERIT award?