Distribution of R&D performance by state

March 17, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of all research and development was performed by the private sector in fiscal year 2016, though this share differed greatly across the states, according to an SSTI analysis of recently released data from the National Science

What Taxpayers Should Expect Of Universities For $40 Billion A Year In Research Funding

March 14, 2019

Well, it turns out that U.S. taxpayers spend about $40 billion--not million--a year on research at American colleges and universities.

Smaller Pots for Women

March 13, 2019

The study, published in JAMA, looks at National Institutes of Health grants from 2006 to 2017. Female first-time principal investigators received a median grant of $126,615, across all grant and institution types during that period. First-time male grantees, meanwhile, got $165,721.

GOP bill would limit foreign student involvement in sensitive research projects

March 13, 2019

A House GOP lawmaker on Tuesday introduced a bill that aims to clamp down on intellectual property theft at U.S. universities by limiting the involvement of certain foreign students in sensitive research projects. The legislation sponsored by Rep.

SBIR Insider Update - Life Back to Normal ... Really??

March 10, 2019

With the shutdown behind us we are back to normal.... or perhaps the new normal. There are still many challenges ahead as well as some interesting new opportunities. Your going to see the word "Pitch" applied in some new and stunning ways in SBIR. Let's get to it.

In Tech Race With China, U.S. Universities May Lose a Vital Edge

March 05, 2019

The U.S. is still out in front of global rivals when it comes to innovation, but American universities -- where new ideas often percolate -- have reason to look over their shoulder. That’s especially true for technologies like 5G phone networks and artificial intelligence.

University of California system ditches Elsevier

March 03, 2019

The University of California (UC) system is calling it quits with Elsevier, one of the biggest academic publishers in the world, after months of contract negotiations.

White House science chief: 'We don’t really have a clue' about number of AI researchers

February 19, 2019

President Donald Trump, through an executive order he signed last Monday, doubled down on making artificial intelligence research a top priority for the public a

Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal: study

February 13, 2019

Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to new research released Friday.

The Problem With Big DNA

February 11, 2019

Suppose a patient has an unusual brain infection, says Jennifer Gardy, a genomic epidemiologist who until recently was at the University of British Columbia and who was not involved with the project. Suppose it’s a pathogen that the doctor doesn’t recognize.


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