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Science Funding Falters a Year After Landmark CHIPS and Science Act

The legislation was aimed at supercharging American research and development, but the funding it called for has not yet materialized. Advocates worry Congress will drop the ball.

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How the Farm Bill Can Address Historic Underfunding of HBCU Land-Grants

Historically Black land-grant universities have been underfunded for years, but advocates and administrators say Congress could use the farm bill to change that.

A young female researcher conducts a biomedical experiment in a laboratory.

U.S. Must Invest in Emerging Scientists

Emerging scientists are increasingly leaving academe for far more lucrative jobs in industry, putting the future of the American biomedical research enterprise at risk, Dr. Kafui Dzirasa writes.

Tweet Prompts Calls for Change at NSF

A viral social media post sparked a conversation about how accessible the National Science Foundation’s prominent Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Equal Benefits for Postdocs

Postdocs on federal fellowships should receive equal benefits as peers, write Mallory R. Smith and Thomas P. Kimbis.

More Money for Pell Grants, Research

Federal budget boosts maximum Pell Grant and funding for student success grant programs. Colleges and universities also are set to receive more than $1.5 billion for projects in earmarks.

Not Business as Usual

Elsevier report on the pandemic-era research environment describes confidence gaps between scientists and the public—but also potential for increased engagement in science.

Not Just Chips

The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law last month, provides broad opportunities for higher education, Jeremy Greenwald Wolos and Steven C. Currall write.