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NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.
NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds

A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.

A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.

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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
Andy Carstens | May 26, 2022
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
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Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants
Natalia Mesa | Feb 25, 2022
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.
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Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff and 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.
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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.
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Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Derek Adams and Kristen Schwendinger | Feb 12, 2020
Federal science agencies vary in their requirements. Here’s how researchers can follow the rules.
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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.
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Stem Cell Funding Agency CIRM Is Nearly Out of Funds
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been funding research since it formed in 2004, giving out nearly $3 billion in grants to date.
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Munyaradzi Makoni | Feb 4, 2019
Research organizations and universities have typically faced burdensome paperwork to convince funders their money would not be wasted.
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.
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.
NSF Unveils New Sexual Harassment Policy
Catherine Offord | Sep 21, 2018
The measures include, in specific cases, terminating awards for researchers who have been found guilty in investigations by their institutions.
Research Dollars Go Farther at Less-Prestigious Institutions: Study
Viviane Callier | Jul 20, 2018
High-profile universities produce fewer papers, and with lesser influence, per federal dollar than less-celebrated recipients of federal funding.
Women Maintain NIH Funding Similar to Men: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 16, 2018
Female PIs apply for fewer grants, but retain support once they get it.
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 10, 2018
The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 
NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 18, 2017
The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2017
Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.
Scientific Society Gives Money to Harvey Victims
Bob Grant | Sep 19, 2017
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering small grants to aid scientists and students hit by Hurricane Harvey.
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2017
Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.
Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps
Bob Grant | Aug 9, 2017
Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.