|Many fear that the 1993 NIH allocation is likely to curtail-- if not wipe out altogether--some current and envisioned projects|
WASHINGTON--Scientists in the United States research community are distraught over the president's 1993 budget for the National Institutes of Health, put before Congress last month.
Specifically, they are troubled by funding adjustments that trim basic research grants to below what they consider adequate amounts to support their investigations. Adding to their displeasure is an expected decrease in the number of new individual investigator-initiated grants to be awarded and the reduced chances they will have of being funded at all by NIH in fiscal year 1993.
"These budgetary adjustments are just another reminder that science is under siege. And, for the first time in 33 years, 30 states have reduced their support for public higher education. These are both chilling messages to the bench scientist," contends John...