I read the related thread on NIH-funded vs non-NIH funded here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=60476 But I'm not asking about prestige, etc... What I'm curious is, what happens to someone who graduates from program that wasn't NIH-funded. Let's use Dartmouth as an example. I originally thought about applying there... But, 1) its program is not NIH-funded, and 2) program of my interest has roughly half the faculty listed there without NIH-funding in this year (2011). Maybe they went into teaching more or got other funding than NIH (which I don't know what)... I have no idea. But what I wonder is, if you go to program like Dartmouth, would your chance of receiving R01 and other types of grants later be "lower" because your program isn't NIH-funded?