Friday, April 22, 2016

Federal research funding up 6 percent in FY2014

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Press Release 16-045
April 20, 2016

Federal funding for research rose by $3.7 billion, or 6 percent, between fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, according to a new InfoBrief from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

A $1.3 billion increase in research obligations by the Department of Health and Human Services drove much of the upswing in funding. Federal FY2014 obligations for research totaled $62.9 billion.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Pentagon Wants to Expand University Research Ties. Here’s What It’s Looking For.

The Chronical of Higher Education
Paul Basken
April 20, 2016

Even after the budget-sequestration vote of 2013 put a cap on government agencies’ spending, the Department of Defense was determined to maintain its support for basic research. Now that Congress has temporarily lifted the caps, the department is eager to expand research partnerships at American universities.

Stephen P. Welby, after nearly three decades of technology-related experience in government and industry, has just taken the post of assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. In that position, he is the chief adviser to the secretary of defense on all matters of science, technology, and research

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