US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
Although many of the hikes are less than what the Biden administration had requested, the draft legislation calls for a boost in spending for agencies like NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.
US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding

Although many of the hikes are less than what the Biden administration had requested, the draft legislation calls for a boost in spending for agencies like NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.

Although many of the hikes are less than what the Biden administration had requested, the draft legislation calls for a boost in spending for agencies like NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.

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Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
After resigning from the University of New England last year, Geoffrey Bove continues to study the effects of massage on rats in a facility he set up in his house.
NIH Reverses Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
NIH Reverses Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
Amanda Heidt | Apr 19, 2021
A new ruling removes the requirement that grants and proposals using the material receive approval from an ethical review board, reverting to the process in place before 2019.
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Amanda Heidt | Jan 7, 2021
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Shawna Williams | Nov 4, 2020
The study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has attracted widespread derision from researchers.
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Lisa Winter | Aug 3, 2020
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
Shawna Williams | Apr 28, 2020
The abrupt termination comes after the research drew President Trump’s attention for its ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Opinion: Grad Students Face Uncertainty During the Pandemic
Opinion: Grad Students Face Uncertainty During the Pandemic
Lila Westreich | Mar 19, 2020
With mounting feelings of isolation, research projects derailed, and financial futures cast into doubt, grad students are anxious in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020
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.
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Oct 10, 2019
A new analysis finds that black scientists tend to propose projects that have lower rates of funding from the National Institutes of Health than other fields.
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
esearchers who failed to disclose affiliations and funding sources from other countries are under investigation, and some universities are letting them go discreetely and refunding grant money to the agency.
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Catherine Offord | May 24, 2019
This marks the second known instance in which an institution has acted on NIH’s concern about foreign influence over US-based researchers.
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019
The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 22, 2019
The center had received letters from NIH about researchers’ violations of granting agency policies and intellectual property theft in 2018.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019
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.
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2019
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception.
US Senate Passes Spending Bill Granting NIH $39.1 Billion
US Senate Passes Spending Bill Granting NIH $39.1 Billion
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
Alzheimer’s disease will receive $2.3 billion, the biggest chunk of change devoted to one of the NIH’s various interests.
Opinion: A Modest Proposal to Address NIH Insanity
Opinion: A Modest Proposal to Address NIH Insanity
Henry J. Rozycki | Aug 22, 2018
Silicon Valley’s early-stage funding model could address a dearth of opportunities for young investigators just launching new projects.
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 17, 2018
NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.