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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US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox | Jun 9, 2021
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
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
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.
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
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.
Coronavirus Precautions Stall Antarctic Field Research
Coronavirus Precautions Stall Antarctic Field Research
Amanda Heidt | Jun 15, 2020
The upcoming summer research season has been suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
White House to Convene Committee to Address Research Obstacles
White House to Convene Committee to Address Research Obstacles
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2019
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
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.
Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2019
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
After Shutdown, NSF Catching Up on Review Panels, Funding Requests
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 1, 2019
All the while, staff members are meeting daily to prepare for another possible pause in operations come mid-month.
Government Shutdown Keeps Young Scientists in Limbo
Government Shutdown Keeps Young Scientists in Limbo
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2019
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  
Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science  
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 11, 2019
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting.
Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Shawna Williams | Jan 10, 2019
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
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2018
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
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.
NIH Announces Plans to Update Harassment Policies
NIH Announces Plans to Update Harassment Policies
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2018
The agency also declares its intent to better educate the scientific community about sexual harassment.
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.  
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Shawna Williams | Mar 22, 2018
NIH, NSF, and the DOE’s Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.