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Boost for NSF funding

The US Senate and House of Representatives have approved a 14 percent funding increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 2009. A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved the measure yesterday (Jun 18), and a House subcommittee passed the bill last week. The bill will now move to the Senate floor for a vote, which has not yet been scheduled. The spending bill would net NSF, which is the second largest federal funder of academic research after the National Institutes of Health (NI

By | June 19, 2008

The US Senate and House of Representatives have approved a 14 percent funding increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 2009. A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved the measure yesterday (Jun 18), and a House subcommittee passed the bill last week. The bill will now move to the Senate floor for a vote, which has not yet been scheduled. The spending bill would net NSF, which is the second largest federal funder of academic research after the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $6.9 billion for FY 2009. More than 80 percent, or $5.6 billion, of this total budget would go towards research grants. Science advocates are linkurl:awaiting;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54729/ the passage of a bill to increase NIH funding by 12 percent that is making its way through the House, and is linkurl:scheduled;http://www.aip.org/fyi/2008/063.html for a vote in the House Appropriations Committee today. Hat tip to linkurl:__The Chronicle of Higher Education__.;http://chronicle.com/news/article/4704/senate-panel-endorses-14-budget-increase-for-nsf __Update (June 19, 2008 - 12:30 PM EDT): The House Appropriations Committee has just passed the spending bill that would increase FY 2009 NIH funding by 12 percent.__ __Correction (June 20): Due to an editorial error, the original subhead on this story incorrectly stated the figure for the NIH funding boost to be $1.9 billion. The actual figure is $1.2 billion. __The Scientist__ regrets the error.__
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