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Thinking Small Presidential science adviser Allan Bromley says that the president's 1992 budget will provide succor--at least on paper--for those who believe that money to support small academic science is being diverted to megaprojects and large centers linked to industry. Bromley made that promise during a speech last month at the annual R&D symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Referring to his meetings with Richard Darman, director of the Office

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Thinking Small
Presidential science adviser Allan Bromley says that the president's 1992 budget will provide succor--at least on paper--for those who believe that money to support small academic science is being diverted to megaprojects and large centers linked to industry. Bromley made that promise during a speech last month at the annual R&D symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Referring to his meetings with Richard Darman, director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bromley said "we have agreed that the 1992 budget will give special attention to the support of small science and young investigators." Asked afterward how such support might be manifested, Bromley said that "I hope that there will be prose in the text [of the budget message] that will encourage individual agencies to pay more attention to this problem." Bromley added that scientists also should look at the budgets of individual...

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