US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding

The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.

The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.

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White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
Lisa Winter | May 10, 2021
The 46-person panel will identify instances when politics got in the way of science since 2009.
Updated June 1
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2021
Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff, Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
Tracie White | Jan 1, 2021
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him.
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020
More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency’s 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.
Updated Aug 9
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2020
Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Paul R. Sanberg | Oct 9, 2019
Federal grant support for technology transfer at universities will strengthen the national innovation system.
Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?
Opinion: Are 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Too Many?
David Rubenson | Aug 29, 2019
A program to encourage transdisciplinary research at top cancer centers has evolved into a counterproductive national strategy for organizing cancer research.
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
It’s unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced.
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech.
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2018
The ongoing stalemate over the federal budget has forced one-quarter of the US government to begin a second week of closure.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 17, 2018
Fei Wang, fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, falsified data on grant applications.
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 5, 2018
The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.
NSF Reverses Policy Limiting Grant Proposal Submissions
NSF Reverses Policy Limiting Grant Proposal Submissions
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 19, 2018
Scientists will no longer be limited to one proposal as the lead or co-lead investigator per year.