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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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US Spending Bill to Provide New Funds for Science and Health
Catherine Offord | Mar 10, 2022 | 1 min read
The legislation, passed by the House of Representatives yesterday, will increase research agencies’ budgets by around 5 percent in 2022 and support the creation of a new health agency.
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Hawai‘i Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor’s Position
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 21, 2021 | 3 min read
Thanks to administrative shuffling, professor Carl-Wilhelm Vogel remains employed at the University of Hawai‘i despite the removal of his position in the new state budget, but the university’s faculty union says lawmakers might have crossed a legal line.
Starting a New Lab
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Advice for new principal investigators starting their first research laboratories!
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Hawaii Legislature Moves to Terminate Tenured Professor
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2021 | 2 min read
Carl-Wilhelm Vogel could lose his position at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center if the currently proposed state budget is signed by Governor David Ige.
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021 | 2 min read
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
Lisa Winter | Feb 23, 2021 | 2 min read
The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.
Furloughs and Pay Cuts Announced for U of Arizona Employees
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020 | 2 min read
The measures are an attempt to mitigate an “extreme financial crisis” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university says.
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2020 | 2 min read
The 2020 budget includes a 15 percent increase in public funding for research and development next year, but some scientists want more details on where the money will go.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020 | 2 min read
The president’s request for next year’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies.
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Ashley Yeager | Dec 17, 2019 | 2 min read
The legislative package for 2020 allots $25 million for gun-violence research, which has been on hold for more than two decades.
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In Brazil, Thousands of Research Fellowships Are at Risk
Ignacio Amigo | Aug 20, 2019 | 2 min read
A lack of funding for the country’s main research agency threatens the future of Brazilian scientific research.
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Mexican President Eases Up on Researchers’ Travel Rules
Emma Yasinski | Jul 5, 2019 | 3 min read
Scientists won’t need Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s approval to attend meetings internationally, but researchers continue to struggle amidst budget cuts.
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2019 | 2 min read
Scientists have attacked the government’s spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding.
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Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2019 | 2 min read
The bill for fiscal year 2019 increases allocations for NSF, FDA, and others above 2018 levels.
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2019 | 2 min read
As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2018 | 2 min read
The ongoing stalemate over the federal budget has forced one-quarter of the US government to begin a second week of closure.
Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2018 | 1 min read
Money from the NIH’s budget, among others, will be used to care for kids in federal custody.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018 | 2 min read
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Diana Kwon | Feb 26, 2018 | 2 min read
The agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.
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