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Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

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NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
Andy Carstens | Jul 27, 2022 | 2 min read
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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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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Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021 | 4 min read
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
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US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021 | 2 min read
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
Famous Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico Collapses
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2020 | 2 min read
A 900-ton equipment platform suspended hundreds of feet above the ground fell and punched a hole in the giant radio dish below, marking a catastrophic end for the iconic observatory.
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How Ice Shelf Loss Will Change the Antarctic Ecosystem
Amanda Heidt | Oct 6, 2020 | 4 min read
Marine ecologist Jeroen Ingels discusses what is known about ice shelf loss at the southern pole and how those changes are affecting local ecosystems.
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Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020 | 2 min read
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.
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.
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020 | 2 min read
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019 | 2 min read
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
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Government Shutdown Keeps Young Scientists in Limbo
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2019 | 3 min read
With the lapse in government funding in its fourth week, early-career researchers tell The Scientist how their businesses, jobs, and research have been affected.
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Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Shawna Williams | Jan 10, 2019 | 2 min read
The chief scientist at the NSF initiative quits after two leaders were let go without her input.
NSF Reverses Policy Limiting Grant Proposal Submissions
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 19, 2018 | 1 min read
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 | 2 min read
The measures include, in specific cases, terminating awards for researchers who have been found guilty in investigations by their institutions.
NIH Announces Plans to Update Harassment Policies
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2018 | 2 min read
The agency also declares its intent to better educate the scientific community about sexual harassment.
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
Jim Daley | Feb 9, 2018 | 2 min read
The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.  
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
Aggie Mika | Jun 30, 2017 | 3 min read
The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.
NSF Cuts PhD Training Grant
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2017 | 4 min read
The federal science agency discontinued a funding stream for graduate students in environmental science because of administrative workload.
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