Sidebar:Federal Research Funding
Though many express general satisfaction with allocations, some observers warn of tough funding battles ahead
In general, many officials of scientific associations and other science-policy watchers are expressing satisfaction with this year's congressional appropriations for research funding.
Several other observers, however, see in this and other recent budget go-rounds indications that do not bode well for the future. They caution that the U.S. research community will need to redouble its lobbying efforts and push for sustained support in the next budget year, in view of increasingly tight caps on federal discretionary spending.
Rep. George E. Brown, Jr....