So far, we've been pretty lucky in that none of our students have had
to leave due to loss of support. When we had faculty lose a research
grant the dept was able to pick up the student's stipend (knock on
wood). 'Course this can't continue if more than 3 faculty with grad
students at a time lose their grants. An advisor who really cares
about their students will also try to make sure they are supported.
When it seemed like I would lose my NIH grant, I let my research asst
go 4 mos before the grant ran out so that I could save money for my
students (I also begged for money from my Chair to cover them; I was
also doing alot of wishful thinking that my grant would get funded
after one resubmission).
Rae Nishi, PhD
Dept. Cell & Developmental Biology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland Oregon 97201
**that's Orygun, NOT Ora-Gone**