Catching Up …

Let’s see … while I’ve been trying to save the world from bad grantsmanship, last week the NSF released its FY 2006 academic R&D expenditure data … no payline news likely to be forthcoming given the continuing resolution until Dec 14 & the veto of the Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill (AAAS maintains a nice status table for fed budget legislation) … still waiting for enlightenment regarding the OPASI Council of Councils planning meeting (hopefully they at least got their next meeting planned) – but Dr. OPASI himself gave a presentation on NIH portfolio analysis & strategic initiatives at AAMC earlier this month … whereas at the same session, Dr. Allen Lichter (Am Soc Clin Onc) tidily summed up all the bad news re: funding & concluded with a call to action … and one more presentation on the graying of NIH research grant PIs (jump ahead to the last slide to visualize just how big the shift has become) …

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