Movement grows in Congress to use prizes to push scientists to focus on key topics.
Senators and scientists see improved prospects for legislation making more federal funds available for the research.
Senate committee clears bill to increase NSF support in selected areas, create new graduate fellowships and encourage "high risk" studies.
House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.
The House Science Committee wants NSF's footprint on science education to increase.
Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.
Influential report on the U.S. science crisis changes its numbers.
House panel backs full spending on Bush effort to double federal support for basic research in physical sciences.
Impending retirements at time of cascading crises prompt expansion in college programs in the field.
The House passed funding for the American Competitiveness Initiative; now on to the Senate.
Inside Higher Ed
1015 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Copyright © 2013