NSF HOPES TO BOOST ITS SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUAL GRANTS

Volume 5, #5The Scientist March 4, 1991 NSF HOPES TO BOOST ITS SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUAL GRANTS Author: Jeffrey Mervis Date: March 4, 1991 WASHINGTON--There's more for individual investigators in the 1992 proposed budget for the National Science Foundation. But whether that translates into bigger grants or more awards, should the money still be there in the fall when Congress completes action on the federal budget, is a question that NSF officials expect to be answered individual

Jeffrey Mervis
Mar 3, 1991


Volume 5, #5The Scientist March 4, 1991

NSF HOPES TO BOOST ITS SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUAL GRANTS

Author: Jeffrey Mervis
Date: March 4, 1991

WASHINGTON--There's more for individual investigators in the 1992 proposed budget for the National Science Foundation. But whether that translates into bigger grants or more awards, should the money still be there in the fall when Congress completes action on the federal budget, is a question that NSF officials expect to be answered individually by the foundation's five research directorates.

The president's overall request for $2.72 billion--an increase of $406 million, or 17.5 percent--for the agency contains the usual array of offerings for scientists. About half of the $270 million boost in research should be available to program managers to fund additional investigator-initiated research, estimates acting NSF director Fred Bernthal. In addition, he says, most of the specially targeted programs will end up supporting individual scientists.

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