Science policy

K Street and Colleges

Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.

Spend and You Shall Receive

New NSF data show slight uptick in federal share of academic research budgets -- with most funds going to colleges with existing infrastructure.

Science: Lost in Space

Three scientists who criticized NASA for moving funding away from research will no longer be offering their advice.

We Regret to Inform You...

As NASA has moved money away from science, some researchers have lost money and young talent virtually overnight.

Momentum for Open Access Research

Dozens of liberal arts presidents issue statement backing legislation to put federally sponsored research online, free.

House Panel Backs NIH Extension

Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.

Uncertain Outlook for Science Funds

Congressional support strong for Bush's competitiveness effort, but calendar and electoral politics make passage iffy.

Research Review Boards Faulted

AAUP says that IRB's are straying into areas where they are not needed, hindering professors' work.

Scientific Remedies

Experts agree that the U.S. is heading toward a potential crisis in research competitiveness -- and offer some solutions.

The Need for Another Sputnik

The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

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