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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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US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
Annie Melchor | Jul 14, 2021 | 2 min read
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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US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 9, 2021 | 2 min read
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.
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021 | 2 min read
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
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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.
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Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Amanda Heidt | Jan 7, 2021 | 6 min read
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
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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.
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Coronavirus Precautions Stall Antarctic Field Research
Amanda Heidt | Jun 15, 2020 | 2 min read
The upcoming summer research season has been suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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White House to Convene Committee to Address Research Obstacles
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2019 | 1 min read
The National Science and Technology Council will bring together agency leaders to “focus on improving the safety, integrity, and productivity of research settings.”
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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Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2019 | 2 min read
The bill for fiscal year 2019 increases allocations for NSF, FDA, and others above 2018 levels.
After Shutdown, NSF Catching Up on Review Panels, Funding Requests
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 1, 2019 | 2 min read
All the while, staff members are meeting daily to prepare for another possible pause in operations come mid-month.
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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.
Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science  
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 11, 2019 | 2 min read
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting.
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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.
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2018 | 2 min read
The ongoing stalemate over the federal budget has forced one-quarter of the US government to begin a second week of closure.
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.
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