Scientists Eye Future Funding With Cautious Optimism Author: BARTON REPPERT
Date: January 24, 1994, p.1

Despite dramatic cuts in several programs, observers perceive Congress as generally supportive of research
Despite severe reduction in United States government support of large-scale science proj-ects and a number of general research areas for 1994, officials at scientific associations and major research universities say they are optimistic--although "cautiously" or "guardedly" so--about the prospects for fiscal 1995.

At the same time, some science budget-watchers warn that the research community will face a tough fight--in view of government-wide spending constraints--to maintain even the modest funding increases in the FY94 budget and to stave off further major-program cutbacks at the National Science Foundation and other agencies. They cite, for example, the continued downsizing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's space station and the total elimination of funding for the Department of Energy's superconducting supercollider (SSC) as examples...

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