funding, disease & medicine
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers
NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 19, 2017
The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.
Passing the Torch
Passing the Torch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2017
Looking back, looking forward
Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2017
Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.
Drug Development Could Suffer from Proposed NIH Budget Cuts
Drug Development Could Suffer from Proposed NIH Budget Cuts
Jef Akst | Nov 17, 2017
An analysis of President Trump’s proposed $7.2 billion slash to the National Institutes of Health budget points to dire consequences for the development of novel drugs.
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions
Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions
Shawna Williams | Nov 6, 2017
The proposal draws criticism from higher-education groups.