House bill aims to change NSF grant funding criteria

04/30/2013 | ScienceMag.org · Nature (free content)

Draft legislation spearheaded by House science committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, would allow National Science Foundation grants only for research that advances "the national health, prosperity or welfare"; promotes the "progress of science" to secure the nation's defense; solves problems or answers questions "of utmost importance to society at large"; and does not duplicate funding from any other federal entity. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, the top Democrat on the committee, said the proposal compromises the merit review process and the NSF's basic research mission. President Barack Obama said in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences' annual meeting that science must remain independent and the "rigorous peer review system" currently in place must be protected.

View Full Article in:

ScienceMag.org · Nature (free content)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Compliance and Ethics Director
Sysmex America, Inc.
Lincolnshire, IL
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Palm Springs, CA
Compliance Officer-Medical Products
W. L. Gore
Flagstaff, AZ