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[...] there's really only $57 million in "new" funding in the R&RA account -- a terribly anemic 1.2 percent increase for the research portion of the only federal agency devoted to supporting basic research. When you factor in inflation, that 1.2 percent really represents a cut [...]

Via aaron_clauset, the status of research funds in the current federal budget. Even the DoD is hurting on basic research. So much for the America Competes Act.

(more to say on this, but I have to start packing for a flight in the morning.)

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Date:December 20th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
The lack of funding is bad enough that it is also affecting the health sciences. Many established and successful professors in our department are facing funding shortfalls. If health-related funding is being cut, it doesn't bode well for the basic sciences.
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