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Congress-approved spending bill proposes big boosts to research funding

By April Gocha / March 23, 2018

The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.

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March for Science set to mobilize scientists worldwide and emphasize role of science in public policy

By April Gocha / April 18, 2017

The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.

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March ACerS Bulletin features exclusive excerpt from Tom Vert’s forthcoming refractories book

By April Gocha / February 18, 2016

March is just around the corner, but the March issue of the ACerS Bulletin will make you wait no longer.

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Mark your calendar: NSF to hold June 4 webinar on upcoming CAREER solicitation

By Stephanie Liverani / May 29, 2015

Mark your calendar for Thurs., June 4, 2015 from noon to 4:00 p.m. EST. The Division of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation will hold a webinar focused on the upcoming CAREER solicitation.

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Materials research and research centers get leg up from NSF funding

By Jessica McMathis / March 2, 2015

Thanks to a multi-million-dollar infusion of funding from the National Science Foundation, materials and materials research centers are having one of their best months ever.

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The economy of research: Study shows impacts of US science funding felt far beyond the lab

By Jessica McMathis / April 19, 2014

A new study indicates that university research is more than fodder for headlines—rather, it’s a “key component of the US economic ecosystem.”

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Budget update: NSF presents 2015 request, unveils strategic plan

By Jessica McMathis / March 17, 2014

The National Science Foundation has formally presented a $7.3-billion budget request to Congress that “supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life.”

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Federal shutdown drags on, takes toll on research

By Jim Destefani / October 10, 2013

As the federal government shutdown drags through its second week, it is impacting federal research efforts and not much seems to have changed in terms of the entrenched political positions of the Obama administration, House Republicans, and Senate Democrats.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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European Union trading farm subsidies for 45% increase in science funding

By / July 8, 2011

Credit: European Commission Despite the “austerity” thinking in some circles, this really seems like some logical strategic thinking (meaning, the thing about “strategies” is that it always involves smart allocation of scarce resources). From Nature: “[EU] spending on research and innovation would rise by about 45%, from €55 billion (US$80 billion) over the current 2007–13…

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