Science policy

Kansas professor indicted for allegedly failing to disclose appointment at Chinese university

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Kansas professor faces federal fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose a full-time appointment at a Chinese university held while receiving government research grants. The indictment comes amid rising tension over Chinese scholars and security.

Two new bills take different approach to protecting U.S. research from foreign threats

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Congress is paying increasing attention to risk of foreign actors stealing American research. Two new bills take very different approaches to addressing the threat -- and universities much prefer one approach over the other.

Paper proposes new, multipronged approach to thinking about gender diversity in the sciences

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Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole.

NSF moves forward plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but the NIH says it's not ready to take that step

Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions -- NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it's not ready to take that step.

NSF requires that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites

NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.

Research advocates push back on Trump proposal but don't see imminent cuts to university research in Congress

Lawmakers show renewed interest in examining how reimbursements for federally funded research are made to universities but don't yet endorse dramatically lower flat rate outlined in Trump budget.

Making a case in the streets for federal support for science

Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.

NSF warns universities on harassment policies

Agency warns that it may terminate funding to institutions that don't follow the law.

Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants

Researchers object to powerful lawmaker's bill that would require NSF to stipulate how each award relates to "national interest."

House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Bill to set spending targets for science agencies has modest overall increases, but cuts for social sciences and energy research.

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