NSF Budget Holding Its Own

According to Jeff Mervis in Science today,

Last week, a Senate committee declared the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to be “the finest science foundation in the world.”

Nice. Even nicer is the Senate appropriations committee giving the Foundation a 6.2% budget boost over FY10 levels. And even nicer was the House counterpart recommending the entire 7.2% increase requested by the Administration, for an NSF FY11 budget of $7.4 billion.

Of course, who knows when appropriations bills will be signed and what might happen in the meantime, but I’m glad the NSF is starting out from a good position at least. The new broader impact criteria, I’m less excited about …

1 Comment »

  1. Fuck the NSF! Give that shit to the fucken NIH!

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: