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Federal R&D obligations increased 3 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2017

August 24, 2018

In FY2017, obligations for research accounted for 56 percent of all federal R&D obligations.

NIST Awards $4 Million for 2018 Small Businesses Innovation Research Program

August 22, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development.

White House R&D priorities updated for FY 2020 budget request

August 12, 2018

On July 31, OMB Director Mike Mulvaney distributed a memo outlining eight priority R&D subjects and five practices for leveraging R&D resources more effectively.

US scientist who edited human embryos with CRISPR responds to critics

August 12, 2018

Facing criticism from fellow scientists, the researcher behind the world’s largest effort to edit human embryos with CRISPR is vowing to continue his efforts to develop what he calls “IVF gen

NSF launches effort to create first practical quantum computer

August 09, 2018

From codebreaking to aircraft design, complex problems in a wide range of fields exist that even today's best computers cannot solve.

Department of Energy Announces $36.4 Million for Fusion Energy Sciences Research

August 08, 2018

The research is designed to help lay the groundwork for the development of nuclear fusion as a future practical energy source.

Women and men get research grants at equal rates - if women apply in the first place

July 30, 2018

Women face an uphill battle in biomedical science, on many fronts. There is bias in hiring and in how other scientists view their research. Fewer women are chosen to review scientific papers.

China VC market surpasses US

July 30, 2018

For the first time, the Chinese venture capital (VC) market has surpassed the U.S. VC market in total dollars invested in Q2 of 2018, according to Crunchbase.

New analysis of funding trends offers encouraging news for female investigators-with caveats

July 19, 2018

Once female scientists receive a major research project grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), their funding futures are quite similar to those of their male peers, a new study reports.

NSF wants to know what you think it should fund

July 18, 2018

Got an idea that could transform the world? The National Science Foundation (NSF) is all ears. The $7.8 billion research agency in Alexandria, Virginia, already gets way more good research proposals from scientists than it can fund.

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